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pexels-pixabay-259132-300x225A man from Sussex County, New Jersey, is accused of fraudulently obtaining a loan of over $5 million from a federal COVID-19 relief program meant to help American businesses affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

Azhar Sarwar Rana, 30, of Newton, New Jersey, is charged with one count of bank fraud and one count of money laundering. He was deemed a flight risk and was ordered held without bail. It is unclear if he has acquired legal representation.

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pexels-john-guccione-wwwadvergroupcom-3564390-300x200The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida announced the arrest of a Fort Lauderdale high school basketball coach accused of defrauding a COVID-19 relief program out of almost $1 million.

Terrence Deshun Williams, 40, of Tamarac, FL, was charged with money laundering, bank fraud, engaging in transactions in unlawful proceeds, and making false statements to a financial institution. He was released on $350,000 bond, sources indicate. It is unclear if he has acquired the services of an attorney.

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pexels-karolina-grabowska-4475523-300x200The Department of Justice announced that Washington man faces criminal charges after he fraudulently sought over $1.1 million in COVID-19 relief funds.

Austin Hsu, 46, of Issaquah, Washington, is charged with one count of wire fraud. It is unclear if he has acquired the services of an attorney.

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pexels-pixabay-259027-300x200The Department of Justice has announced charges against three Milwaukee men and two Chicago-area men accused of participating in a scheme to file fraudulent loan applications seeking more than $1 million in coronavirus (COVID-19) relief aid.

The defendants named in the indictment are: Thomas Smith, 46, of Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Stephen Smith, 42, of Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Robert Hamilton, 59, of Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Samuel Davis Jr., 40, of Chicago, Illinois; and Jonathan Henley, 52, of Chicago, Illinois. Four of the defendants are charged with bank fraud and money laundering, while Henley is charged with bank fraud only. It is unclear if any of the defendants has acquired legal counsel.

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carlos-alfonso-HCcmfL-l08I-unsplash-300x188The U.S. Department of Justice filed an indictment Thursday charging a Dallas-area man for his alleged participation in a scheme to file fraudulent loan applications seeking approximately $24.8 million from a federal COVID-19 relief program.

Dinesh Sah, 55, of Coppell, TX, was charged with three counts of wire fraud, three counts of bank fraud, and one count of money laundering. He was arrested on September 16 and remains in custody. The press did not name an attorney for him.

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