Dayton ‘investigation & security’ business owner, Nadine Consuelo Jackson sentenced to prison for COVID-relief fraud
$2.5 million in fraudulent relief seized, recovered by banks & U.S. Government
DAYTON (STL.News) A Dayton woman was sentenced in federal court today to prison for fraudulently obtaining more than $2.5 million in pandemic relief loans.
Nadine Consuelo Jackson, 32, was sentenced to 24 months in prison for committing wire fraud and making a false statement to a bank related to two Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans and one Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL). The PPP and EIDL programs provide emergency financial assistance to businesses suffering the economic effects caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The CARES Act of 2020 created the PPP and expanded the EIDL Program.
“The Pandemic has brought out the best in people. And, as this case unfortunately demonstrates, it has also brought out the worst in people. Jackson defrauded programs that were meant to keep workers on the job at businesses suffering because of the pandemic,” Acting U.S. Attorney Vipal J. Patel said. “She lied to steal millions of public dollars for her own pockets at a time when Americans were suffering the effects of public health and economic crises.