A Virginia company has agreed to pay $ 31,000 in damages and civil sanctions to settle allegations that it illegally secured multiple loans to help it during the COVID-19 pandemic, prosecutors said.
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) – A Virginia company has agreed to pay $ 31,000 in damages and civil fines to settle allegations that it has wrongfully secured multiple loans to help it during the COVID-19 pandemic, prosecutors said.
The settlement resolves allegations that Zen Solutions Inc. in Arlington applied for and received another duplicate loan through the Paycheck Protection Program loan in 2020, Jessica D. Aber, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, said in a press release Friday. .
According to the news release, Zen Solutions provides personnel services for information technology, data analysis, cyber security and litigation. The settlement resolved a lawsuit brought under the whistleblower provision of the False Claims Act, which allows private parties to sue on behalf of the United States for false claims and partake in part of the government’s recovery.
The settlement also requires the company to fully repay the $ 192,000 duplicate loan it received.
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