NFL player arrested on charges of PPP loan fraud

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A National Football League player, Joshua J. Bellamy, 31, of St. Petersburg, Fla., has been arrested and charged with wire fraud, bank fraud and conspiracy to commit wire fraud and bank fraud for participating in a scheme to file fraudulent loan applications to the Paycheck Protection Program, the Justice Department said Thursday in a news release. The DOJ said the overall scheme involved seeking more than $24 million in forgivable loans from the PPP, a federal government program that aims to provide aid to small businesses hurt by the coronavirus crisis.
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