BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — A Baton Rouge woman pled guilty to wire fraud and money laundering in connection to a loan scheme between 2020 and 2021.
A Monday, May 22 announcement from the Department of Justice said Tiera R. Lands, 30, is accused of filing fraudulent Paycheck Protection Program and Economic Injury Disaster Loan applications.
Officials said Lands admitted to using her Baton Rouge businesses in the fraud scheme at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. A news release stated that she filed a number of fraudulent applications in her businesses’ names and in the names of other people and businesses in the area.
The DOJ said Lands got a total of over $1.1 million in the scheme.