The Big Payback! Former Atlanta Assistant Attorney and Former Atlanta Cop Sentenced To Seven Years For Stealing $15M In PPP Funds

Screenshot/Shelitha Robertson/Twitter

Well, #Clique, the DOJ is not playing when it comes to catching predators who profited off getting fraudulent PPP loans.

In this latest case, a well-known former Atlanta Assistant Attorney Shelitha Robertson, 62, was handed a seven-year sentence and found guilty of wire fraud and money laundering after she pilfered $15 million dollars in loans from the government’s Paycheck Protection Program, WSBTV reports.

Robertson reportedly got loans during the height of the COVID outbreak, for four businesses she owned, along with co-conspirators. She reportedly fudged the numbers of how many employees she employed, according to a release from the Department of Justice on Friday,

“The loan applications falsely inflated the number of employees and average monthly payroll for each of the four businesses, resulting in larger PPP loans than Robertson would be legitimately entitled to obtain.

The DOJ said Robertson and her co-conspirator, Chandra Norton, additionally submitted falsified tax documents with the loan applications.

“Motivated by greed, Robertson deceptively obtained funds designated to provide emergency financial relief to struggling small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic,” said U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Buchanan. “We will continue to work with our law enforcement partners to investigate and prosecute criminals who stole pandemic relief funds.”

Robertson reportedly bought luxury items including a 10-carat diamond ring and gave money to family members. Robertson is the mother of Brii Renee, a popular influencer and former host of Revolt’s show “Black Girl Stuff.”

#Clique, y’all better start paying those PPP loans back pronto!

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