Muhammad Atta of Eastvale pleaded guilty Aug. 2 to submitting 11 false COVID relief applications throughout 2020 to fraudulently gain $6.6 million dollars.
Atta wired the money to his family in Islamabad, Pakistan, according to the indictment against him.
His wife declined by phone to comment on the case.
Atta claimed his Fontana Circle K convenience store had 174 employees, gaining $1.9 million from the fraud, the indictment says.
Paycheck Protection Program documents show the store is at the intersection of Foothill Boulevard and Citrus Avenue.
In addition to the Circle K, Atta submitted for