November 18 Justice Department Local 17, said seven people on suspicion of stealing tens of millions of dollars in new bailout funds coronavirus being sued, they are trying to shift it for the purchase of luxury goods, including Lamborghini and Porsche, including.
According to the National Broadcasting Corporation (NBC), the U.S. Department of Justice stated that these seven people were from Texas and Illinois and were accused of committing telecom fraud. Two of them-52-year-old Amir Aqeel and Siddiq Azeemuddin, 41, was accused of money laundering.
The criminal group submitted dozens of fraudulent loan applications, including falsified payroll expenses, tax forms, bank records and other documents. They sought to apply for up to $30 million in aid from the Payroll Protection Program, which is a federal loan program that allocated more than $600 billion during the coronavirus pandemic earlier this year. , Used to help small businesses.
The indictment also mentioned that hundreds of forged paychecks were cashed by counterfeit employees at the check-cashing company, and the counterfeit employees also included the 86-year-old mother of one of the suspects.
It is understood that federal agents seized about 16 million U.S. dollars in the residence of these seven people, and also seized a Lamborghini, a Porsche and a high-end property in Houston.