Las Vegas Resident Sentenced To Prison For Covid Relief Fraud - Las Vegas Resident Sentenced To Prison For Covid Relief Fraud

3/6/2023 by Brian Hamachek

Yesterday, Jeremy Lee Attebery (42) was sentenced to 30 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Gloria M. Navarro in Las Vegas, Nevada. Attebery plead guilty to three counts of wire fraud related to his attempts to fraudulently obtain more than $1 million under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

Attebery submitted two false Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan applications and one false Economic Injury Disaster Relief Loan (EIDL) loan application from May 2020 to June 2020. He provided false information on his loan applications, such as number of employees, amount of monthly payroll, and gross revenues, as well as falsely stating he had not been convicted of a felony within the past five years.

The case was investigated by the FBI and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jessica Oliva. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Attorney General established the COVID-19 Fraud Enforcement Task Force to combat and prevent pandemic-related fraud. Anyone with information about allegations of attempted fraud involving COVID-19 can report it by calling the Department of Justice’s National Center for Disaster Fraud (NCDF) Hotline or by using the NCDF Web Complaint Form.

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