U.S. Attorney with state and federal law enforcement Charge 6 with fraud!


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U.S. Attorney Bobby Christine

During a joint press conference this morning, which included U.S. Attorney Bobby Christine along with state and federal law enforcement, six people were indicted on charges that they committed wire fraud, and in one case misused Social Security numbers, in order to claim COVID-19 relief to which they were not entitled to get. According to U.S. Attorney Bobby Christine in most cases tens of thousands of dollars,”. He further stated, “These defendants applied for funding for businesses that did not exist prior to the pandemic, if at all.”

Those six people include:

  • Whitney Adwan Mack -- Alleged owner of four different businesses, is charged with wire fraud and misuse of a social security number for making false representations to the SBA regarding her businesses' gross revenue, number of employees, and using a Social Security number that did not belong to her.
  • Jada S. Nelson -- Charged with wire fraud and aiding and abetting for making false representations to the SBA regarding their businesses' existence, gross revenue, and number of employees.
  • Sonya Barnes -- Charged with wire fraud and aiding and abetting for making false representations to the SBA regarding their businesses' existence, gross revenue, and number of employees.
  • Rose Mary Coleman -- Charged with wire fraud for making false representations to the SBA regarding her business’s gross revenue and number of employees.
  • Orell Plummer -- Charged with wire fraud for making false representations to the SBA regarding the gross revenue and number of employees in his business.
  • Darryl T. Williams -- Charged with wire fraud for making false representations to the SBA and to a financial lender regarding the gross revenue and number of employees of his businesses.

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