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Tue Apr 27, 2021, 08:59 PM

The Crazy Case of Gaetz Wingman's Fraudulent COVID Relief Loans


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Joyce Alene
@JoyceWhiteVance
Gaetz buddy Greenberg’s fed’l charges include 6 counts related to fraudulently obtaining around 400K in Covid loans by bribing a recently hired Small Business Administration official to overlook federal regulations. No word on whether Gaetz knew.

The Crazy Case of Gaetz Wingman’s Fraudulent COVID Relief Loans
thedailybeast.com
https://t.co/8LJiKMlgRs

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Among the 33 charges Joel Greenberg is facing—including sex trafficking—are allegations that he bribed a government official and obtained hundreds of thousands of dollars in Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL). According to the indictment, Greenberg, with the help of unnamed co-conspirators, bribed a newly hired Small Business Administration official in order to skirt federal regulations that would have otherwise prevented him from accessing disaster relief money set aside for businesses hurt by the pandemic....

Prosecutors say Greenberg, with help from a “Recruiter Conspirator,” conscripted a government loan officer to override the SBA’s automated system. Among the list of criteria that the co-conspirators faked was revenue in the preceding year (a combined $1.2 million), the number of employees (12), operational dates, and, rather remarkably, that Greenberg was not under criminal indictment at the time. He applied for the loan on June 24, the day after federal law enforcement arrested him on charges of identity theft and stalking a political opponent.

But for Greenberg, the son of a wealthy Florida dentistry mogul, that apparently wasn’t enough. On July 21, he received roughly $300,000 from two additional EIDLs, bumping his total to more than $400,000, according to the Project on Government Oversight's COVID loan tracker. He paid the SBA official $3,000 for her trouble, using the online payment platform Cash App, and his friend and co-conspirator pocketed $16,000, according to prosecutors.

The scheme netted six new counts against Greenberg, including defrauding the government, bribing a government official, theft, and wire fraud. Prosecutors want him to forfeit the full $432,700, and it’s unclear what he did with the money.



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Response to soothsayer (Original post)

Tue Apr 27, 2021, 09:05 PM

1. "...unclear what he did with the money."

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Response to soothsayer (Original post)

Tue Apr 27, 2021, 09:11 PM

2. Sounds Imprissionable.

1/2 dollars could drop.

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Tue Apr 27, 2021, 09:33 PM

3. Where's all the drug charges? Probably used for leverage.

I am assuming these jokers aren’t getting high on life.

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