Tag: COVID-19 relief fraud

Ineligible Unions Collected Nearly $37 Million in Federal COVID-19 Relief: Report

Labor unions and related organizations took in $36.7 million in federal taxpayer funds through the Paycheck Protection Program for which they were legally ineligible, according to a new report from the Freedom Foundation. Legislation creating the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) was signed by President Donald Trump on March 27, 2020, as part of the Coronavirus…


New York Man Charged in $4 Million ‘Piggy Bank’ COVID-19 Relief Scam

A dual resident of New York and Florida has been changed with fraudulently obtaining and laundering nearly $4 million in funds from the COVID-19 relief Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), according to prosecutors. Gregory J. Blotnick, 34, of New York City and West Palm Beach, is accused of fraudulently obtaining more than $3.8 million in federal…