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Convicted Felon Indicted for False Statements on Federal Loan Application

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Wisconsin

United States Attorney Gregory J. Haanstad of the Eastern District of Wisconsin announced that on December 6, 2022, a federal grand jury returned an indictment charging Robert J. Solberg (age: 38), of Green Bay, Wisconsin, with fraudulently misleading the U.S. Small Business Administration on a loan application by falsely stating that he was not at that time under indictment and had not been convicted of a felony. The indictment alleges that when Solberg submitted the application on August 4, 2020, he was then under indictment on federal charges and had pleaded guilty to a count of conspiracy to commit odometer tampering in United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin. He was awaiting sentencing at the time he filed the loan application.

Because Solberg is alleged to have committed a new felony offense while subject to a pretrial release order in a pending criminal case, he faces up to 10 years’ imprisonment and up to a $250,000 fine if convicted. Further, any sentence imposed in this matter must run consecutive to the sentence he received in the odometer tampering case. 

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  It will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Daniel R. Humble and Julie F. Stewart.

An indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt.  The defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial at which the government must prove him guilty beyond a reasonable doubt

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Updated December 12, 2022