EMPLOYEE AGREES TO CIVIL SETTLEMENT RELATED TO THE FRAUDULENT RECEIPT OF CARES ACT FUNDS

March 13, 2023 |  Investigative Summaries

On October 11, 2022, an Amtrak pipe fitter based in Miami, Florida, signed a civil settlement agreement with the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Southern District of Florida, and agreed to pay $10,000 in restitution and a $5,000 penalty. Our investigation found that the employee submitted an application that contained false statements and information to the Small Business Administration in order to qualify for a CARES Act Economic Injury Disaster Loan Advance, resulting in the receipt of funds to which he was not entitled.

Tracking Number

OIG-WS-2023-314