The Philadelphia Inquirer Quoted Braden Perry in $50M Taxpayer-backed Coronavirus Loan Article

The Philadelphia Inquirer Quoted Braden Perry in $50M Taxpayer-backed Coronavirus Loan Article

Braden Perry, among other experts, was quoted in The Philadelphia Inquirer on the $50M taxpayer-backed coronavirus loan to Poconos casino.

The Scranton-area bank directed by Louis A. DeNaples recently handed out the biggest loan yet for $50 million. This taxpayer-backed program was created to help mid-sized businesses during the coronavirus pandemic.

Mount Airy Casino Resort was the recipient of this loan, owned by trusts for DeNaples’ children and grandchildren. To resolve charges that he had concealed his ties to organized crime, DeNaples had to relinquish his ownership.

“If you see a $50 million loan of your money going to an insider or a family member of an insider, it certainly raises some concerns,” said Perry, who formerly tried cases for a federal financial regulatory agency.

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