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Remember when Joe Biden said he was coming after the people who took out fraudulent PPP loans, well he wasn’t playing.  Izzat Freitekh, 55, of Waxhaw, North Carolina, and his son Tarik Freitekh, aka Tareq Freitekh, 33 were convicted by a federal jury for defrauding the government out of $1.7 million in PPP loans.  Izzat, who owns La Shish Kabob, La Shish Kabob Catering, Green Apple Catering, and Aroma Packaging claimed that the money was for those companies but court documents that were obtained showed that the applications did not present the correct number of employees and payroll expenses.

After obtaining the fraudulent loan proceeds, court records say the father and son engaged in unlawful monetary transactions with the proceeds of the scheme, including making $30,000 payments to family members.

The charges that Izzat were convicted of are one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering, three counts of money laundering, and one count of making false statements.

He faces up to 10 years in prison for conspiracy to commit money laundering, 10 years in prison for each of the money laundering counts, and five years in prison for the false statements count.

Tarik Freitekh was convicted of one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, one count of bank fraud, one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering, one count of money laundering, and one count of falsifying and concealing material facts.

He faces up to 30 years in prison for the bank fraud count, 20 years in prison for the wire fraud and money laundering conspiracies, 10 years in prison for the money laundering count, and five years in prison for the falsifying material facts count.

Do y’all know somebody who got a PPP loan?