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Gates Wingman’s Fraudulent COVID Relief Loan Crazy Case

The Daily Beast / Getty Lost photographic illustrations of all the news surrounding the sex ring allegedly involving Matt Gaetz (Republican) and his close companion Joel Greenberg are of a more 2020 variety. Crime allegations: fraudulent COVID relief loans. The 33 accusations (including sexual trafficking) faced by Joel Greenberg allege that he bribed high-ranking government officials and earned hundreds of thousands of dollars in an Economic Injury and Disaster Loan (EIDL). is. According to the complaint, Greenberg, with the help of an unnamed conspirator, would have prevented access to disaster relief money set aside for companies injured by the pandemic. To avoid it, he bribed a newly hired Small and Medium Business Administration official. Greenberg himself was an elected civil servant at the time, a tax collector in Seminor County, and did not run an independent business, not to mention the taxpayer-backed COVID relief loan he was looking for. did. He allegedly circumvented the technology by reviving two companies that had been out of service for years, DG3 Enterprises and Greenberg Media Group. Both ended in 2016 when he was first elected as a tax collector. According to d TeenProsecutors, Greenberg, with the help of the “Recruiter Conspirator,” has taxed government lenders to disable the SBA’s automated system. On the list of criteria counterfeited by the conspirators, last year’s revenue ($ 1.2 million total), number of employees (12), working days, and, quite surprisingly, Greenberg was not criminally charged at the time. There was something like that. .. He applied for a loan on June 24, the day after federal law enforcement agencies arrested him for stealing personal information and stalking political opponents. That same day, Greenberg knew he would be partially released from prison and soon dismissed. According to sources familiar with the event, he returned to his desk and secretly attempted to carry out a county real estate transaction that would benefit some of his associates. The scheme was blocked, but the EIDL application was not. Two days later, Greenberg was $ 132,900 rich, according to billing documents. Two days later, he revived the company with Florida’s Secretary of State, but that didn’t seem to be enough for Greenberg, the son of a wealthy Florida dentist mogul. On July 21, he received about $ 300,000 from two additional EIDLs, for a total of over $ 400,000, according to the Project On Government Oversight Project COVID Loan Tracker. According to the prosecutor, he used the online payment platform Cash App to pay SBA staff $ 3,000 for her troubles, and his friend and conspirator put $ 16,000 in his pocket. , Theft, wire fraud. The prosecutor wants him to confiscate the full amount of $ 432,700, and it’s unclear what he did with that money. Approximately a month after he received his second loan installment, prosecutors beat him on new charges, including the sexual trafficking of a 17-year-old girl. In June, and also reportedly, he triggered a parallel federal investigation into his best friend and Wingman, Gates. Allegations of loan fraud against Greenberg did not appear until the third indictment at the end of last month, and the total number of indictments has risen to 33. Gates, who approved the investigation, also received a pandemic bailout. CareGivers Inc, a family-owned senior care company in which Gates holds a significant stake, received $ 475,000 in a permissible payroll program loan. Greenberg’s lawyer did not respond to a request for comment. In your inbox every day. Sign up now! DailyBeast Membership: Beast Inside digs deeper into the stories that matter to you. learn more.