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Non-DOJ Individual Indicted and Arrested for Wire Fraud


On June 12, 2023, a non-DOJ individual was arrested following an Indictment charging him with seven counts of wire fraud.  Mark Shehata was indicted in the Central District of California.  According to the Indictment, from in or about May 2020 through in or about May 2021, Shehata submitted seven false Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan applications by means of wire communications in interstate commerce, and fraudulently obtained $3,154,265 in PPP loan proceeds.  The investigation is being conducted by the OIG's Cyber Investigations Office, with operational assistance from the Los Angeles Field Office.

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