AmiSight 2/17: Yes, I Sound Like a Broken Record
I have been saying for weeks now how the government will start making examples out of people who used relief funds inappropriately, and it looks like fraudsters are finally beginning to feel the heat.
A recent article reported that the federal government has prioritized cracking down on fraud that occurred in relief programs during the pandemic. It is estimated that around $90 billion in fraudulent funds were disbursed. SBA Inspector General Mike Ware said that by late December 2021, 366 indictments, 294 arrests, and 142 convictions had been recorded for a total of more than $460 million. There are many more ongoing audits and probes in the works.