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Bay Area restaurateur will serve prison time for misusing $3 million in pandemic relief funds

Posted on AllSides June 14th, 2024
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A Bay Area restaurateur will serve two and a half years in prison after admitting he misused COVID-19 relief funds intended for restaurants. The Northern California U.S. Attorney’s Office announced on Thursday that David Tai Leung, a co-owner of Tomi Sushi and Seafood Buffet in San Jose, pleaded guilty to three counts of wire fraud related to loans he received illegally from the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RFF) and the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The government assistance programs provided economic aid to businesses to help them survive the economic downturn during...

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