He pleaded guilty on April 28 to one count of conspiracy to commit bank fraud.
According to the Justice Department, Amiryan opened a bank account using a stolen identity, then, posing as the identity theft victim, he falsely told the bank that he was chief executive of ACBA Technologies, a Northridge-based software company. In fact, ACBA existed only as a corporate shell.
Amiryan’s co-conspirators arranged to wire into that account $650,600 of relief funds by falsely claiming that ACBA Technologies had a monthly payroll of more than $500,000 and attaching forged tax forms as support. Once the money was in the account, Amiryan wrote checks to his co-conspirators and to other shell companies, withdrawing about $452,287 before the bank froze the account.
Amiryan has been in custody since his arrest in this case in September 2020. At the time of his arrest, authorities seized $11,800 in his jacket, and soon afterward seized more than $262,000 from bank accounts he controlled. As part of his guilty plea, Amiryan forfeited those assets, which are worth nearly $275,000.
The case resulted from an investigation by Homeland Security Investigations Los Angeles’ El Camino Real Financial Crimes Task Force and the Small Business Administration Office of Inspector General.