By Hayden Sparks | The Texan
A federal judge in Sherman has sentenced a Nigerian national to 46 months in federal prison after he pleaded guilty to multiple criminal charges for bilking more than $1 million from the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), according to a U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) press release.
In July 2021, Shalom Ayotunde, 39, was convicted on charges of passport fraud, false claim to U.S. citizenship, wire fraud, and making a false statement to a financial institution. Judge Amos L. Mazzant III sentenced Ayotunde on Thursday and ordered him to pay more than $1 million in restitution, per the DOJ.
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