Christopher Paul Lick sentenced in PPP loan fraud in Mississippi

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rssfeeds.clarionledger.com – Mississippi Clarion Ledger – 2022-08-16 06:02:10

OXFORD, Miss. — A Mississippi businessman has been sentenced to more than six years in prison for misusing over $6 million in business loans through a coronavirus pandemic relief program.

Christopher Paul Lick of Starkville received the 78-month sentence Friday from U.S. District Court Judge Glen H. Davidson. The sentencing took place in Oxford nearly two months after Lick pleaded guilty to wire fraud.

Rather than use the Paycheck Protection Program money for his businesses, Lick admitted using it for personal investments in the stock market and to buy a home valued at more than $1…

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