Durbin Wants COVID Funds Audit, Says Son PPP Fraud Victim

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  • Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin, the Senate’s No. 2 Democrat, is calling for more oversight of COVID-19 relief funds, saying his son’s identity was stolen and that he has been accused of defaulting on a federal Paycheck Protection Program loan for a bogus construction company.
  • Durbin said the loan was for $140,000.
  • “Somebody had stolen his identity,” he told reporters. “Government-backed PPP loans were created to help small businesses survive the COVID pandemic.”

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