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Las Vegas woman sentenced after using pandemic-era loans to buy Mercedes-Benz

Posted on AllSides March 22nd, 2024
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LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — A Las Vegas woman has been sentenced to two and a half years in prison after pleading guilty to pandemic-era loan fraud. Court documents state that between April 2020 and July 2020, Karen Chapon, also known as Karen Hannafious, submitted several false statements about her companies' business operations and payroll expenses in order to apply for COVID-19 Paycheck Protection Program loans. As part of the false documents, federal investigators said Chapon stated she had not been convicted of a felony in the past five years. However,...

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