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COVID-related relief fraud exposed; another Seattle-area resident charged

Oct 31, 2020 - Legal Monitor Worldwide

A Seattle-area man is in trouble as on Tuesday, Federal authorities charged him with one count of wire fraud after he submitted fake applications for COVID-19 relief programs.

Report showed that Austin Hsu, a 46-year-old resident of Issaquah, Wash., illegally sought more than $1.1 million from the Small Business Administrations Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program and the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), part of the governments CARES Act launched earlier this year to assist busin...