Georgia man charged with fraud after seeking millions in COVID-19 relief funding - News Summed Up

Georgia man charged with fraud after seeking millions in COVID-19 relief funding


(Photo: Getty Images)SAVANNAH, Ga. (WRBL) – A Georgia resident was indicted on several charges alleging his participation as the leader of a conspiracy to obtain federal COVID-19 relief funding illegally. Bernard Okojie, 40, of McDonough, Georgia, is charged with Conspiracy to Commit Wire and Bank Fraud, Wire Fraud, and Money Laundering Conspiracy, announced U.S. Attorney David H. Estes. Okojie is accused of receiving the funding directly or receiving payment from other funding recipients obtained through Okojie’s fraudulent filings. Okojie is also charged with conspiring to launder the illegally obtained funding. Okojie appeared for his initial hearing in the U.S. District Court in the Northern District of Georgia but will be prosecuted in the Southern District of Georgia.


Source: The Guardian June 23, 2022 19:51 UTC



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