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Covered by New York Times, and other outlets. Fake heiress accused of conning the city’s wealthy, and has an HBO special being made about her.

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Accused of stalking Alec Baldwin. The case garnered nationwide attention, with USAToday, NYPost, and other media outlets following it closely.

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The Spodek Law Group understands how delicate high-profile cases can be, and has a strong track record of getting positive outcomes. Our lawyers service a clientele that is nationwide. With offices in both LA and NYC, and cases all across the country - Spodek Law Group is a top tier law firm.

Todd Spodek is a second generation attorney with immense experience. He has many years of experience handling 100’s of tough and hard to win trials. He’s been featured on major news outlets, such as New York Post, Newsweek, Fox 5 New York, South China Morning Post, Insider.com, and many others.

In 2022, Netflix released a series about one of Todd’s clients: Anna Delvey/Anna Sorokin.

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Alabama PPP and EIDL Loan Fraud Lawyers

By Spodek Law Group | January 31, 2023
(Last Updated On: July 28, 2023)

Last Updated on: 28th July 2023, 07:21 pm

The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) – a beacon of hope for struggling businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. Enacted as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act on March 27, 2020, the PPP offered a ray of sunshine to businesses in dire need of financial assistance. With loans of up to $2 million, guaranteed by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and interest-free for the first 12 months, the program was an immediate hit. But with the initial $350 billion endowment quickly depleted and lenders drowning in applications, the program soon became plagued by accusations of fraud.

Sadly, the SBA’s Office of Inspector General has issued 11 reports confirming widespread abuse and fraud within the PPP loan program. From companies misrepresenting the size of their payroll to obtain more funding to businesses using the loan for purposes outside of the CARES Act, the PPP has faced numerous hurdles. The OIG has even referred dozens of cases for criminal prosecution.

Banks, as the lenders for the loans, may not be responsible for verifying a business’ eligibility for the PPP but may be required to report any suspicious activity to the SBA. When it comes to federal fraud charges, intent to deceive, material misrepresentation, and financial loss are key elements for the prosecution to have a strong case.

Don’t become a statistic. If you’ve been accused of PPP loan fraud, seek legal counsel immediately. The PPP may have been a lifesaver for many businesses, but let’s ensure it’s not a death sentence for others.

Since the government approved COVID-19 economic relief programs for small businesses in May 2020, the Payment Protection Program (PPP) and the Economic Injury Support Loan (EISL) fraud have made a persistent impact in the headlines. As these cases march towards sentencing hearings, it’s time to delve into the outcomes so far.

The moment the government launched the PPP loan program, federal law enforcement agencies sprang into action, investigating allegations of fraud. The investigations covered a wide range of issues, including false information in the loan application process, disbursement of loans to unqualified individuals or businesses, and misuse of PPP loan funds meant for business expenses. These initial investigations resulted in arrests and prosecutions against hundreds of individuals. To date, the government continues to file new PPP loan fraud cases every week, with more cases in the pipeline.

With the passage of time, more individuals who received PPP loans over the past 18 months are seeking loan forgiveness. As they do, their original loan applications are being audited, leading to new investigations and potential criminal charges if the original information was falsified.

The majority of PPP loan fraud cases have resulted in guilty pleas so far. Most defendants are now awaiting their pre-sentence investigations and sentencing hearings. The question on many people’s minds is what kind of sentences they will receive. Will they go to prison or receive probation? How much time will they spend behind bars? These are the questions we will examine in this article.

As of now, the data on PPP loan fraud sentencing is mostly anecdotal, but it’s becoming clear that most defendants are receiving prison time. The loan amount is a significant factor in determining the prison sentence, but the government’s ability to recover the stolen funds, the defendant’s criminal history, and other individual case factors also come into play.

A person’s prison sentence is determined on a case-by-case basis by federal sentencing judges using the US Sentencing Guidelines. However, in the vast majority of reported sentences so far, judges have imposed prison time, with only two cases resulting in probation. Whether the loan amount is $20,000 or $1 million, evidence of fraud can lead to jail time. Our review of federal court sentences so far shows that judges are routinely handing down prison sentences in these cases.

The statutory penalties for PPP loan fraud vary depending on the specific charges. Federal criminal statutes available in PPP loan fraud cases include bank fraud, making false statements, and wire fraud, among others. The maximum sentences and fines for these crimes can reach up to 30 years in prison and $1 million in fines.

In conclusion, PPP loan fraud is a serious issue, and those found guilty can face significant jail time and fines. As more defendants face sentencing, it’s crucial to stay informed and aware of the latest developments in these cases.

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