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Moses Lake man pleads guilty to PPP fraud

by STAFF REPORT
Staff Report | September 21, 2022 3:01 PM

SPOKANE – Vanessa R. Waldref, the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington, announced on Sept. 21 that Dondre Charles Jackson, 29, Moses Lake, pled guilty to fraudulently obtaining nearly $50,000 in COVID-19 relief funds.

The release states that Jackson fraudulently obtained two Paycheck Protection Program loans for his purported catering and food service business, and submitted fraudulent tax documentation in support of his application. Jackson’s business was fictitious, the documentation he provided was false and fraudulent, and he was therefore not eligible for any PPP funding, the release states.

District Judge Thomas Rice accepted Jackson’s guilty plea, and set sentencing for January 5, 2023 at 10 a.m. in Spokane.

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