An Ashburn man on Tuesday pleaded responsible in federal court docket to prices of defrauding the Paycheck Safety Program—a federal program aimed to assist companies pay staff and meet primary bills in the course of the COVID-19 pandemic.
In response to court docket paperwork, Tarik Jaafar, 42, conspired together with his spouse, Monika Magdalena Jaworska, to create 4 shell corporations that performed no professional enterprise. From April 13 to May 6, the couple utilized for 18 separatePaycheck Safety Programloans totaling $6.6 million, claiming that they wanted the loans to pay staff’ salaries. The couple fraudulently induced banks to distribute round $1.four million in loans, which, based on case paperwork, they supposed to make use of for his or her private profit.
Jaafar and Jaworska had been arrested June 29 at JFK Airport in New York as they tried to flee the nation to Poland. A lot of the funds had been recovered by the banks and by legislation enforcement.
Jaafar pleaded responsible to conspiracy to defraud the USA. He faces a most penalty of 5 years in jail when sentenced Nov. 13.
Hannibal “Mike” Ware, the Inspector Normal of the Small Enterprise Administration, stated his workplace would “remain relentless in the pursuit of bad actors who seek to exploit SBA’s vital economic programs.”