November 17, 2021

Olympic Skater Luka Klasinc Charged in COVID-19 Loan Scam: DOJ

Luka Klasinc, a former Olympic figure skater and Slovenian national, faces federal charges charges after an alleged scheme to defraud the government out of money intended for business struggling during the coronavirus pandemic.

Klasinc, 48, used “falsified documents during his attempts to gain access to over $1.5 million in funds disbursed to fraudulent U.S. Small Business Administration (“SBA”) Economic Injury Disaster Loans,” the Justice Department said in a statement Tuesday.

According to the DOJ, Klasinc had opened three business bank accounts in or around 2019, and between July and September 2020, the accounts received…

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