Connoquenessing Resident Sentenced to 51 Months in Prison for $1.67 Million Embezzlement and Filing False Tax Returns
PITTSBURGH, PA - Two residents of Washington, PA, have been sentenced in federal court on their convictions of conspiracy to defraud the United States, United States Attorney Eric G. Olshan announced today.
United States District Judge W. Scott Hardy imposed a sentence of 3 years' probation on Julia Jolly, age 37, and a sentence of 3 years' probation on Ethan Gordon, age 30, both of Washington, PA, with joint restitution of $61,852.
According to information presented to the court, Gordon and Jolly agreed to submit false Payroll Protection Program (PPP) loan applications (COVID-19 pandemic relief loans administered by the Small Business Administration). One false application was submitted in Gordon’s name, and one in Jolly’s name, resulting in a combined loss of over $60,000 to the government.
Assistant United States Attorneys Gregory C. Melucci and William B. Guappone prosecuted these cases on behalf of the government.
United States Attorney Olshan commended the Federal Bureau of Investigation for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Jolly and Gordon.