US lawyer accuses man of COVID loan fraud | Crime News
In addition to the fraud charge, the US lawyer is seeking a forfeiture order of at least $ 97,800, representing, according to the prosecution, “the proceeds obtained as a result of such a scheme.”
Maturino, who has not been arrested, is due to appear in federal court in Tulsa for the first time on Monday.
A source confirmed that Maturino was employed at McLain High School.
McLain High School’s webpage states that Maturino is employed as the head coach of the wrestling team.
A spokeswoman for Tulsa public schools, when asked if Maturino is still working for the district, said she was unable to confirm without an address or date of birth.
Since July, the US attorney’s office in Tulsa has charged at least five other people with fraud in connection with COVID-19 assistance programs for businesses.
An Arkansas man was sentenced to two years in prison earlier this month after pleading guilty to an indictment of five counts including bank fraud linked to his research of more than $ 8 million. dollars in Paycheck Protection Program loans. The forgivable loans are guaranteed by the Small Business Administration under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act.
Charges against the other four people in two unrelated cases are still pending.