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‘Al Capone model’: Md.’s new federal prosecutor looks to link fraud, violent crime

Maryland’s top federal prosecutor sees an opportunity amid the widespread fraud that accompanied the flow of COVID-19 relief money during the pandemic: new avenues to prosecute people who also commit violent crimes. As part of what he calls the “Al ...

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Court: Hagerstown shop owner, ex-con, can seek PPP loan

A Hagerstown small-business owner hammered by the pandemic-related store closures can reapply for an emergency federal loan after a U.S. agency eased its rule against extending loans to convicted felons on parole, a federal judge has ruled. U.S. District Judge ...

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Judge upholds PPP bankruptcy ban against Annapolis firm

The U.S. Small Business Administration lawfully rejected Tradeways Ltd.’s request for a paycheck protection loan because the Annapolis-based defense company’s owner is seeking bankruptcy protection, a federal judge ruled Wednesday. U.S. District Judge Ellen L. Hollander called the SBA’s prohibition ...

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Minority, woman-owned businesses allege federal loan bias

U.S. District Court Greenbelt

The federal government intentionally discriminated against minority- and woman-owned businesses in its recent distribution of nearly $350 billion in loans to save small companies desperate to survive amid the United States’ pandemic-induced economic freefall, struggling Maryland businesses allege in a ...

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