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Faced 5+ Years in Prison

People Vs Joseph Amico

Covered by NYDaily News. Las Vegas man accused of threatening a prominent attorney and making vile remarks.

Faced 10+ Years in Prison

People Vs. Anna Sorokin

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.

Faced 3+ Years in Prison

People Vs. Genevieve Sabourin

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

Faced Potential Charges

Ghislaine Maxwell Juror

Juror who prompted calls for new Ghislaine Maxwell trial turns to lawyer who defended Anna Sorokin.

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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.

Why Clients Choose Spodek Law Group

The reason is simple: clients want white glove service, and lawyers who can win. Every single client who works with the Spodek Law Group is aware that the attorney they hire could drastically change the outcome of their case. Hiring the Spodek Law Group means you’re taking your future seriously. Our lawyers handle cases nationwide, ranging from NYC to LA. Our philosophy is fair and simple: our nyc criminal lawyers only take on clients who we know will benefit from our services.

We’re selective about the clients we work with, and only take on cases we know align with our experience – and where we can make a difference. This is different from other law firms who are not invested in your success nor care about your outcome.

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What Is Ppp Loan Fraud


What Is PPP Loan Fraud?

Types of PPP Loan Fraud

There are several common schemes that have emerged when it comes to PPP loan fraud:

  • Falsifying information on applications: This involves fabricating financial records, number of employees, payroll expenses, or other details to make a business appear eligible for more PPP funds than they should qualify for. Some fraudsters applied using made-up businesses or under stolen identities.
  • Double dipping: Business owners applied for and received PPP loans from multiple lenders for the same business expenses. This results in getting far more funds than the business is entitled to.
  • Misusing funds: PPP loans came with legal requirements on how the money could be spent, such as on payroll, rent/mortgage, or utilities. Fraud occurs when loan recipients use funds for unauthorized purposes like paying off debts, investing, or making personal purchases.
  • Lying on forgiveness applications: Borrowers are required to apply for loan forgiveness and provide documentation on how they used the funds. Fraud happens when false information is provided to make it appear funds were spent according to program rules when they were not.

Identity theft was another common PPP fraud tactic, with scammers using stolen personal information to apply for loans under someone else’s name and pocket the money. Overall, fraudsters found ways to exploit the urgency and lack of upfront verification in the PPP program’s rollout.

Impacts of PPP Loan Fraud

PPP loan fraud didn’t just steal taxpayer funds – it also had damaging spillover effects on communities:

  • Research suggests PPP fraud contributed to inflated housing prices in certain metro areas like Florida and Texas where fraud was concentrated. Fraudulent loan recipients often used funds for down payments on homes.
  • Legitimate small businesses may have lost out on PPP loans or received smaller loan amounts due to funds wasted through fraud.
  • Fraud eroded public trust in the program and government pandemic relief efforts as stories of abuse emerged.
  • Some banks and lenders suffered financial losses or reputational damage from processing fraudulent PPP loans.

While the PPP provided an economic lifeline for millions, fraud was an unintended consequence of the rapid rollout. However, oversight agencies argue the program’s benefits still outweighed the costs.

Avoiding PPP Loan Fraud

For policymakers, avoiding fraud starts with strong controls upfront when rolling out emergency relief programs. Steps like verifying applicant identities, employment records, and past taxes before approving loans can weed out bad actors.

For lenders, having processes to detect duplicate applications, inconsistencies, and suspicious activity is key. Many relied too much on applicant certifications without further verification, enabling fraud.

For applicants, only apply using accurate business information. Misrepresenting details or misusing funds can lead to prosecution. If you suspect COVID-19 relief fraud, report it to the SBA Inspector General hotline.

The PPP provided a lifeline for businesses when they needed it most, leading to an economic rebound. But the high levels of fraud are a lesson for policymakers as they design future emergency relief programs.

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