Fraud Friday – 6.5 Year Sentence Handed Down After Bribing an SBA Employee in an EIDL Scheme

August 18, 2023

Delaney Sexton
Contributing Editor

Fraud Friday – 6.5 Year Sentence Handed Down After Bribing an SBA Employee in an EIDL Scheme

It is reported that Nabil Dajani conspired with Joel Greenberg (a tax collector on pretrial release at the time) and an SBA employee to submit fraudulent EIDL applications containing false information. He and Greenberg bribed the SBA employee and gave the employee kickbacks to assist with the preparation of the applications, the approval of, the processing of, and the speed of the fraudulent EIDLs. This was done for multiple ineligible businesses, but he also recruited others to conduct similar activities. Others were encouraged to submit false EIDL applications and pay the same SBA employee bribes and kickbacks. Court documents show that on three different occasions, the SBA employee received $3,000, $1,000, and $1,300 through Cash App.

Court documents show that the SBA employee began working at the SBA as an SBA Loan Specialist in May 2020. She was authorized to work from her home during the pandemic. According to Click Orlando, another individual who was charged and sentenced for the fraud, Teresa McIntyre, is the sister of the unnamed employee. McIntyre told the judge, “My sister came to me and asked me to help her. As I’d do for anyone, I helped her.”

As a result of his activities, authorities said that Dajani obtained $315,800 from the fraud scheme.

In other charges unrelated to EIDL fraud, Dajani aided and abetted another person in persuading, inducing, and enticing two adult victims to travel in interstate commerce to engage in prostitution in 2016.

Earlier this year, Nabil Dajani decided to plead guilty to the offenses. Nabil Dejani was sentenced to 6.5 years in prison for conspiracy to bribe a public official; submit a false claim; commit theft of government property; and commit wire fraud, submission of a false claim, and enticement of another to travel for prostitution. He was also ordered to pay $734,500 in restitution to the government for the fraud scheme.

Orlando Sentinel – Nabil Dajani
Click Orlando – Teresa McIntyre