North Texas Wedding Planner Sentenced To 31 Months In Prison For $3.3M COVID-19 Relief Scheme“Stealing limited COVID relief funds is the very definition of stealing from the less fortunate,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Nicholas J. Ganjei.
Real North Texas Businesses Have Bank Accounts Frozen In Federal Push To Find COVID-19 FraudstersSeveral small business owners and independent contractors have had their bank accounts frozen after receiving federal Covid-19 relief funding.
North Texan Dinesh Sah Pleads Guilty To $24M COVID-Relief Fraud SchemeAccording to court documents, Dinesh Sah, 55, admitted that he submitted 15 fraudulent applications, filed under the names of various purported businesses that he owned or controlled.
Watchdog Groups Fear More Fraud With New Round Of PPP Loans For Small BusinessesAs business begin apply for the second round of COVID-19 relief funding, federal investigators continue to uncover alleged fraud from the first round of loans.
Dallas Restaurant Owner Russell Birk Says He's Eligible For PPP Loan To Be Forgiven"I'm excited that it was put in place because it was very helpful. Without that, I would have been out of business," said Russell Birk, owner of fast-casual restaurant Maya's Modern Mediterranean.
Feds Say Coppell Man Spent $17 Million In Fraudulently Obtained PPP Loans On Homes & Luxury CarsA Coppell man has been indicted for fraud and money laundering after he allegedly spent more than $17 million in Paycheck Protection Program loan money on lavish personal expenses.
Texas Man Accused Of Spending COVID-19 Relief Funds On Lamborghini, Strip ClubsA Texas man is accused of fraudulently obtaining more than $1.6 million in COVID-19 relief funds and spending it on items such as a Lamborghini and at strip clubs, the Department of Justice said.
Research Shows Congress Created Coronavirus Aid, Then Reaped The BenefitsAt least a dozen lawmakers have ties to organizations that received federal coronavirus aid, according to newly released government data.
Texas Businesses Among Trump Donors Who Were Early Recipients Of Coronavirus LoansAs much as $273 million in federal coronavirus aid was awarded to more than 100 companies that are owned or operated by major donors to President Donald Trump's election efforts.
Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick's Broadcasting Company Received $179K PPP LoanA spokesperson said the money was sought due to a decline in advertising sales and was to cover the payroll and expenses of 13 employees.
Texas Strip Club Owner Got $5.4 Million From Paycheck Protection ProgramThe owner of one of the largest chains of strip clubs in the country, Houston-based Rick's Cabaret, as well as a chain of military-themed sports bars, got $5.4 million from the government's small business coronavirus relief fund.
Owner Of North Texas Wedding Planning Company Charged With Coronavirus-Relief FraudFahad Shah, 44, was charged in an indictment unsealed Tuesday with wire fraud, false statements to a financial institution and money laundering.
Small Businesses Hoping For PPP Loan Changes As $140B Remains UnusedSome businesses say the restriction on the loans have not allowed them to use the money in the way they need it.
North Texas Small Business Owners Turn To Activism Over Lack Of Federal Help: 'The Money Is Out There But We're Not Getting It'Some small business owners who have not gotten any money out of the Paycheck Protection Program are now protesting.
Wells Fargo Faces Government Investigations Into COVID-19 Paycheck Protection LoansWells Fargo on has disclosed that federal and state authorities are investigating its lending practices under a key small business relief effort to combat the economic damage from the novel coronavirus.