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Florida man sentenced for ‘PPP’ fraud, identity theft

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

JACKSONVILLE, Florida – A joint investigation has led to a five-year prison sentence for a Florida man on two counts of wire fraud, two counts of aggravated identity theft and one count of theft of government property over $1,000 and ordered to pay $363,099 in restitution.

Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Jacksonville, Clay County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO), The Florida Highway Patrol – Bureau of Criminal Investigations and Intelligence (FHP) and Internal Revenue Service - Criminal Investigation (IRS-CI) determined Christopher Leo Daragjati, of Middleburg, Florida, frequently obtained personal identifiable information (PII), including the Social Security numbers of multiple victims, to apply for U.S. Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan forgiveness program, as well as fraudulently file multiple tax returns in different stolen identities.


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