(WIVB) – A Cattaraugus County man pleads guilty to a COVID-19 scam.
Federal prosecutors say Adam Arena, 44, of Little Valley, brought back a closed business last year and received nearly a million dollars in federal aid.
Arena lied about the company that employed 50 people even when it was closed.
The US attorney’s office says Arena did not use the money he received for business expenses.
He faces up to 30 years in prison.