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May 12, 2021

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... Hines, 29, of Miami, pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud on Feb. 10 . According to court documents, Hines ... who are suffering the economic effects caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. One source of relief provided by the CARES ... information about allegations of attempted fraud involving COVID-19 can report it by calling the Department of ...

May 26, 2021

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... for their alleged participation in various health care fraud schemes that exploited the COVID-19 pandemic and resulted in over $143 million in false ... executives, and others allegedly took advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic to line their own pockets instead of ...

March 17, 2021

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... was charged Tuesday by criminal information with wire fraud in connection with a scheme to obtain over 100 COVID-19-relief loans under the Paycheck Protection Program ... who are suffering the economic effects caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. One source of relief provided by the CARES ...

April 8, 2021

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... nearly $300,000 in government funds from three different COVID relief programs and with making false statements in ... Ranch, allegedly transferred approximately $118,000 in COVID relief funding from a medical clinic’s account into ... time that charges have been brought in connection with fraud on the Accelerated and Advance Payment Program. The ...

June 24, 2020

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... making false statements to a financial institution, wire fraud, bank fraud and engaging in unlawful monetary ... Business Administration (SBA) guarantees the loans for COVID-19 relief through the PPP under the Coronavirus Aid, ... who are suffering the economic effects resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. One source of relief provided by the CARES ...

June 30, 2020

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... the Western District of Washington with one count of wire fraud and one count of bank fraud.  He is expected to make ... who are suffering the economic effects resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.  One source of relief provided by the ... information about allegations of attempted fraud involving COVID-19 can report it by calling the Department of ...

July 14, 2020

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... making false statements to a financial institution, wire fraud, bank fraud and engaging in unlawful monetary ... Business Administration (SBA) guarantees the loans for COVID-19 relief through the PPP under the Coronavirus Aid, ... who are suffering the economic effects resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.  One source of relief the CARES Act ...

December 18, 2020

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... statements about the purported development of a new COVID-19 test, leading to millions of dollars in investor ... indictment, unsealed today, with one count of securities fraud and one count of making false statements.  The ... claiming DECN had developed a 15-second test to detect COVID-19 in a finger prick sample of blood.  In truth, ...

January 21, 2021

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... today to perpetrating a scheme to fraudulently obtain COVID-19 relief guaranteed by the Small Business ... to an information charging him with one count of wire fraud before U.S. Magistrate Judge Michelle L. Peterson in ... and he fraudulently obtained more than $700,000 in COVID-19 relief funds. The CARES Act is a federal law enacted ...

August 25, 2020

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... today for fraudulently seeking more than $414,000 in COVID-19 relief guaranteed by the Small Business ... Middle District of North Carolina with one count of wire fraud and one count of bank fraud.  Redfern was arrested ... who are suffering the economic effects caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.  One source of relief provided by the ...

August 31, 2020

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... three schemes between March and July 2020 connected to the COVID-19 pandemic, through which he defrauded consumers and ... to a criminal information charging two counts of wire fraud and one count of making false statements to the Small ... schemes specifically designed to profit illegally from the COVID-19 pandemic by defrauding scores of frightened ...

July 10, 2020

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... were potentially used in furtherance of the Medicare fraud scheme. Acting Assistant Attorney General Brian C. ... who are suffering the economic effects resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.  One source of relief provided by the ... information about allegations of attempted fraud involving COVID-19 can report it by calling the Department of ...

May 19, 2021

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... Benz van. Shah pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud. He is scheduled to be sentenced at a future date and ... who are suffering the economic effects caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. One source of relief provided by the CARES ... information about allegations of attempted fraud involving COVID-19 can report it by calling the Department of ...

September 15, 2020

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... making false statements to a financial institution, wire fraud, bank fraud and engaging in unlawful monetary ... who are suffering the economic effects resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. One source of relief the CARES Act ... information about allegations of attempted fraud involving COVID-19 can report it by calling the Department of ...

October 22, 2020

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A Seattle man pleaded guilty today to one count of wire fraud for carrying out a scheme to defraud several COVID-19 relief programs. Acting Assistant Attorney General ... scheme to defraud several different government and private COVID-19 relief programs intended to assist those facing ...

December 21, 2020

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... today for their roles in a $30 million health care fraud and money laundering scheme, in which they exploited ... in the Medicare system that went into effect due to the COVID-19 pandemic in order to submit fraudulent claims for ... patients obtained access to needed medications during the COVID-19 crisis,” said Acting Assistant Attorney General ...

May 6, 2021

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... and laundering nearly $4 million in funds from the COVID-19 relief Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). According ... to fraudulently obtain more than $3.8 million in federal COVID-19 PPP funds. To obtain the loan money, Blotnick ... see a time of national crisis as an opportunity to commit fraud.”    “As the federal government moves to support ...

June 9, 2020

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... stock price and to conspire to commit health care fraud in connection with the submission of over $69 million in false and fraudulent claims for allergy and COVID-19 testing.  The complaint against Mark Schena, 57, of ... first criminal securities fraud prosecution related to the COVID-19 pandemic that has been brought by the Department of ...

June 11, 2021

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... and laundering nearly $1 million in funds from the COVID-19 relief Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). According ... is charged with one count of conspiracy to commit bank fraud, one count of conspiracy to engage in monetary ... who are suffering the economic effects caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. One source of relief provided by the CARES ...

February 11, 2021

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... providers in the treatment of patients suffering from COVID-19 and used them for her own personal expenses. Acting ... designated for the medical treatment and care of COVID-19 patients. Abbas then allegedly misappropriated the ... Trial Attorney Emily Gurskis of the Criminal Division’s Fraud Section is prosecuting the case. Anyone with ...

July 29, 2020

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... his arrest, in the Southern District of Florida with wire fraud; health care fraud; conspiracy to commit health care ... over $200,000 in PPP and EIDL loans intended to provide COVID relief, and that Nobbe transferred portions of the ... who are suffering the economic effects resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.  One source of relief provided by the ...

September 3, 2020

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... in the District of New Jersey with three counts of bank fraud and one count of money laundering. The complaint ... that Choi received a total of nearly $9 million in federal COVID-19 emergency relief funds meant for distressed small ... who are suffering the economic effects resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.  One source of relief provided by the ...

September 29, 2020

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... Tristan Bishop Pan, 38, of Garner, is charged with wire fraud, bank fraud, and engaging in unlawful monetary ... who are suffering the economic effects resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.  One source of relief the CARES Act ... information about allegations of attempted fraud involving COVID-19 can report it by calling the Department of ...

August 4, 2020

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... making false statements to a financial institution, wire fraud, bank fraud and engaging in unlawful monetary ... Business Administration (SBA) guarantees the loans for COVID-19 relief through the PPP under the Coronavirus Aid, ... who are suffering the economic effects resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. One source of relief the CARES Act ...

June 2, 2021

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... who are suffering the economic effects caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. One source of relief provided by the CARES ... and Leslie S. Garthwaite of the Criminal Division’s Fraud Section and Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen Ingraham of ... information about allegations of attempted fraud involving COVID-19 can report it by calling the Department of ...

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