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02/02/2022

22 people charged in connection with a multi-million dollar Paycheck Protection Program fraud scheme

U.S. Attorney's Office Northern District of Columbia

ATLANTA – Twenty-two individuals, residing across the United States, have been charged with wire fraud conspiracy and other related charges in connection with a fraudulent scheme to obtain approximately $3,899,377 in Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans.

“These defendants allegedly took advantage of the emergency lending provisions of the Paycheck Protection Program that were intended for business owners suffering the economic effects caused by the COVID-19 pandemic,” said U.S. Attorney Kurt R. Erskine.  “The charges reinforce our resolve to hold accountable those who steal pandemic relief funds and use them for their own personal gain.”

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