‘Madea Goes to Jail’ Actress Among 18 Others Named In PPP Fraud Indictments

‘Madea Goes to Jail’ Actress Among 18 Others Named In PPP Fraud Indictments

Actress Ion Overman appeared in the movie Madea Goes to Jail in 2009. Now, she may be starring in her own version of the movie.

According to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Overman is facing federal charges for filing a fraudulent application for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), along with 18 other people who applied for the loans with Mark C. Mason Jr. They were all recently indicted in Georgia on charges they defrauded the Paycheck Protection Program for a total of more than $3 million.

Besides Overman, the indicted include Carlos “Clos” Stephens, a music producer and consultant who has done work with Master P and Little Romeo; Dale Godboldo, an actor who appeared in The People v. O.J. Simpson, Thor and The Year of the Dog; and Marvin Lewton, a media personality known as OG Shadi Powers.

There were seven separate indictments that were each linked to Mason, the Atlanta-based business consultant who was paid a “success fee” of between 2 and 5 percent for each successful loan. He was charged independently but was also included in the six other lawsuits as an “unindicted co-conspirator.”

The defendants hail from all across the country, but since Mason and his businesses are based in Atlanta, all of the 19 defendants were charged by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Northern District of Georgia.

Mason is accused of submitting fraudulent PPP loan applications for two of his own businesses, Atlanta Business Capital and Advocate Business Capital. He received a total of nearly $600,000. He has also been accused of assisting the other defendants in submitting their PPP loan applications with false information.