Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Clay Jenkins' Law Firm got COVID Bailout

"Dishonest scales are an abomination to the Lord,
But a just weight is His delight."
Proverbs 11:1

A law firm owned by Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins received up to $2 million in Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans this spring, according to a ProPublica report.

Car Wreck Masters PLLC received "$1-2 million" in PPP loans via lender Frost Bank in a deal approved April 9, according to the ProPublica article.


ProPublica's report said it received data regarding the $1-to-$2 million PPP loans for Car Wreck Masters from the Small Business Administration. That data includes lender-approved PPP loans of at least $150,000. Other loan programs, including the Economic Injury Disaster Loans, were not included in the Small Business Administration's database.

Jenkins, a Democrat, received his law degree from Baylor University in 1987 and has been a Dallas County Commissioners Court Judge since 2011. He was re-elected in November 2018 and his current term expires in 2022.

In addition to receiving the PPP funds, Jenkins attracted attention last spring for his hard line with business owners who remained open despite government-mandated shutdown orders intended to suppress spread of COVID-19. Those orders included Jenkins' own "safer-at-home" order, issued March 12 and amended April 23.
Bottom Line: We're sure there was no preferential treatment, none whatsoever.

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