(BCN) — A Richmond man convicted of dozens of felony fees associated to a fraudulent enterprise scheme was sentenced to 17 years in jail Wednesday.
Attila Colar, 51, was convicted by a U.S. District Courtroom jury in June of 44 felonies, together with conspiracy, financial institution fraud, wire fraud and aggravated identification theft.
Colar is the previous CEO of All Fingers on Deck, a Richmond-based firm that stated it supplied a residential reentry program for probationers, parolees, homeless individuals and folks with delicate psychological diseases, in accordance with the U.S. Legal professional’s Workplace.
The jury discovered that Colar carried out a number of schemes, together with defrauding organizations that positioned residents at his firm’s transitional housing services and defrauding a number of lenders that had been taking part within the Paycheck Safety Program, federal prosecutors stated in a information launch Thursday.
“Within the wake of a nationwide disaster, the federal government established applications, together with the Paycheck Safety Program, to ease the ache inflicted by a world pandemic,” stated Ismail Ramsey, U.S. Legal professional for the Northern District of California. “Colar took this chance to defraud the federal government, whereas additionally defrauding a number of different initiatives meant to assist the homeless, newly launched prisoners, and people with drug issues, to call just some of his victims.”
The jury additionally discovered that Colar, often known as Dahood Sharieff Bey, Sharieff Dahood Bey, Sharieff Pasha, David Lee and Georgi Petrakov, made false statements to a financial institution, destroyed property to forestall a search, was a felon in possession of a firearm, filed false tax returns and tampered with a witness, amongst different issues, in accordance with the U.S. Legal professional’s Workplace.
Prosecutors stated that Colar submitted a complete of 16 fraudulent mortgage purposes to the PPP lending plan in search of roughly $34.7 million in PPP loans.
Along with the jail sentence, Colar was ordered by U.S. District Decide Haywood Gilliam Jr. to finish 5 years of supervised launch after his sentence and to pay an as-yet-unspecified quantity in fines.
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