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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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luke-mckeown-nlyWZtWTzCo-unsplash-300x200A Hawaiian defense contractor was arrested and charged on September 30 for allegedly bilking a federal coronavirus relief aid program out of $12.8 million.

Martin Kao, 47, was charged with two counts of bank fraud and five counts of money laundering. The press did not name an attorney for him.

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miquel-gelabert-bRGy5Wd5BB4-unsplash-300x200A federal grand jury returned an indictment last Wednesday charging a Fort Myers man who allegedly used nearly $700,000 he received from a federal COVID-19 relief program to buy a 40-foot catamaran.

Casey David Crowther, 35, of North Fort Myers was charged with one count of bank fraud, one count of making a false statement to a lending institution, and two counts of illegal monetary transactions. He was released on $100,000 bond.

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dmitry-demidko-eBWzFKahEaU-unsplash-300x200Federal prosecutors in Miami have announced charges against a Texas resident accused of using doctored payroll expense documents to fraudulently obtain $1.2 million in Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funds meant for businesses impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Uzoamaka Leonard Ohaebosim, 46, was charged with making false statements to a financial institution and bank fraud. He was arrested in Houston and had his first initial appearance in federal court on September 17. It is unclear if he has acquired the services of an attorney.

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