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Brooklyn Restaurant Group Hit With PPP Fraud Retaliation Suit

Sept. 23, 2021, 5:37 PM

A former Brooklyn restaurant manager alleged that he was unlawfully fired in retaliation for raising concerns about misuse of a Paycheck Protection Program loan used to survive the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a complaint filed with the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

Eric Bieber’s complaint filed Wednesday asserts that Sea Wolf LLC, Cayuga Capital Management LLC, and Cayuga’s owners violated the False Claims Act’s anti-retaliation provision by firing him for calling attention the alleged payment of PPP funds to relatives and other non-employees.

Bieber says he lost his job after discussing how he received several ...

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