Florida Man Gets 6 Month Sentence for COVID Relief Fraud

A Florida man who lied to get a low-interest COVID-19 relief loan has been sentenced to six months in federal prison. Willy Curry pleaded guilty in August to wire fraud in connection with his fraudulent application to the U.S. Small Business Administration. According to a plea agrement, Curry applied for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan with the SBA in June 2020. He falsely claimed that Will Curry Computers was established in 2015 and had annual gross revenues of approximately $755,416, a cost of goods sold of approximately $170,664, and 10 employees. Prosecutors said Curry actually established the business in 2020, and it had minimal revenues or costs of goods sold and no employees. Curry actually worked full-time as a network manager for Miami-Dade County and suffered no loss of salary from the COVID-19 pandemic, investigator said.

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