JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KMIZ)
A former Kansas City bank branch manager pleaded guilty on Tuesday to several charges related to accepting gifts and facilitating a $12.4 million COVID-19 fraud scheme for a Jefferson City business owner, according to a Wednesday day press release from the Department of Justice.
Anthony Omar Brockman, 48, of Bennington, Nebraska, pleaded guilty to wire fraud, receiving gifts for procuring loans and money laundering.
According to previous reporting, Brockman allegedly assisted and facilitated fraudulent PPP applications for Tod Ray Keilholz, the owner of TRK Construction, LLC, TRK Valpo, LLC, TL Builders, LLC, and Project Design, LLC, in Jefferson City.
Keilholz was charged, according to the release, in a separate indictment for his role in a more than $27.1 million bank fraud scheme that included more than $12.4 million in PPP loans for his businesses.
The release states Keilholz received a total of $12,430,932 in PPP loans for his four businesses.
Keilholz allegedly used PPP loan proceeds to pay for a 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe that he gave to Brockman. On Jan. 18, 2021, Keilholz allegedly used PPP loan proceeds to purchase tickets to see the Kansas City Chiefs play in AFC Championship Game on the Jan. 24, 2021.
Brockman admitted he fraudulently received $11,040 in unemployment benefits from March 27, 2020-Nov. 4, 2021, while he was employed by US Bank. Brockman must pay the government $84,582, according to the release.