Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Man Who Defrauded COVID Relief Program While On Parole in Oregon Sentenced to 2 Years in Prison; 2 Northeast Ohio Men Indicted for Fraudulently Obtaining COVID Relief Funds: DOJ, and other C-Virus related stories

Man who defrauded COVID relief program while on parole in Oregon sentenced to 2 years in prison:
A Nevada man who invented a fictitious company and fraudulently obtained $163,100 in federal coronavirus relief funds while on parole in Oregon has been sentenced to more than two years in federal prison.
Justin David Goulet of Las Vegas spent most of the COVID relief money on travel, living expenses, cars and illegal drugs. In addition to serving 27 months in prison and three years’ supervised release, he was also ordered to pay back all the money he stole to the U.S. Small Business Administration.
Over the past two years, the federal government has pursued dozens of suspected Oregon fraud cases tied to pandemic business aid. An Associated Press analysis found that fraudsters potentially stole more than $280 billion nationwide in COVID-19 relief funding.
Goulet, 36, is one of more than 50 people who have been charged in Oregon for their roles in attempting to steal more than $778 million in federal COVID relief funds. Thus far, 23 of them have been convicted for their crimes. --->READ MORE HERE
2 Northeast Ohio men indicted for fraudulently obtaining COVID relief funds: DOJ:
A Medina County man and a Lake County man were indicted by a federal grand jury in Cleveland on 13 charges for their alleged roles in a scheme to fraudulently obtain approximately $4.2 million in COVID-19 relief funds.
According to the Department of Justice, 61-year-old Joseph Oloyede, of Medina, and 61-year-old Edward Oluwasanmi, of Willoughby, are charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud, wire fraud, and money laundering offenses.
According to the indictment, from in or around April 2020, and continuing through, on, or about February 28, 2022, Oloyede and Oluwasanmi devised a scheme to defraud the SBA and financial institutions by obtaining COVID-19 relief funds from the SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan(EIDL) program and the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) under false pretenses.
The indictment states that Oloyede and Oluwasanmi submitted PPP and EIDL loan applications containing false information for entities under their control and submitted falsified tax and wage documents to support these applications. --->READ MORE HERE
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