Orlando, FL – United States Attorney Roger B. Handberg announces that U.S. District Judge Gregory A. Presnell has sentenced Nabil Dajani (57, Orlando) to six years and six months in federal prison for conspiracy to bribe a public official, submit a false claim, commit theft of government property, and commit wire fraud; submission of a false claim; and enticement of another to travel for prostitution. Dajani pleaded guilty to these offenses on May 23, 2023.
According to court documents, Dajani conspired with an employee of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to submit fraudulent applications for COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDLs) and paid the SBA employee bribes and kickbacks in order to get the fraudulent EIDL loans approved. As a part of this scheme, Dajani submitted fraudulent loan applications for two ineligible businesses and recruited others, including former Seminole County Tax Collector Joel Greenberg, to also submit false applications for EIDL loans and to pay the SBA employee bribes and kickbacks.
Additionally, between September 2016 and October 2016, Dajani aided and abetted another individual in persuading, inducing, and enticing two adult victims to travel in interstate commerce, specifically between North Carolina and the Middle District of Florida, to engage in prostitution.
This case was investigated by the U.S. Small Business Administration, the United States Secret Service, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Amanda Daniels and Chauncey A. Bratt.