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Indian national charged for COVID relief fraud in US

Abhishek Krishnan, a 40-year-old Indian citizen, has been charged in the US with COVID relief fraud of USD 8 million.

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An Indian national in the United States has been charged for committing COVID relief fraud scheme and faces a sentence of maximum 20 years in prison if found guilty.

Abhishek Krishnan, 40, lived in North Carolina before moving back to his native India. He was indicted by the federal grand jury in Newark, New Jersey, for fraudulently obtaining millions of dollars in Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans guaranteed by the Small Business Administration (SBA) under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

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