Owasso man convicted in COVID-19 loan scam | Crime News


A jury Thursday convicted an Owasso man of four criminal counts related to a scam to obtain bogus COVID-19 small business loans.

Olusola Ojo, 42, was found guilty following a four-day trial in Tulsa federal court of two counts of bank fraud and one count each of conspiracy to commit bank fraud and aggravated identity theft, a spokeswoman said.

“A jury has found Olusola Ojo guilty on all charges related to a Paycheck Protection Program bank fraud conspiracy,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Clint Johnson. “He was taken into custody to await sentencing. “Criminals should understand that diverting taxpayer money meant to help struggling small businesses survive during the pandemic will be fully investigated and prosecuted.

“Inspectors and agents from the Federal Reserve, Small Business Administration, and FBI are to be commended for their work in this case.”

Ojo was named along with two others in a series of grand jury indictments…

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