Tarik Jafar, a resident of Northern Virginia, after committing a $1M fraud, has pleaded guilty in front of the US District Court of Alexandria, USA.
The man admitted to obtaining federal funds that were meant for helping businesses struggling because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The man, 42 years of age, living in Woodbridge, admitted that to accomplish this fraud, he created four different shell companies in order to apply for loans under false pretense under the Paycheck Protection Scheme.
According to the prosecutors, Tarik along with his wife filed 18 different loan applications amounting to $6.6 million funds.
Also, the couple was able to receive $1.4 million from these loan applications already from different banks.
Pertaining to this crime, Tarik’s wife has also been summoned and charged on the same grounds as his husband.
Monica Magdalena Jaworska, Tarik’s wife and aged 43, of Ashburn, is scheduled to plead guilty the next week.
The couple was arrested at Kennedy International Airport in New York.
As per the officials, these two individuals were trying to get one-way tickets to Poland.
The arrests happened in June.
As per the reports, the authorities were able to freeze the majority of the funds granted to the couple through loans from different banks.
However, Jafar did withdraw at least $30,000 in cash.