Did Chicago developer know a loan to pay settlement to EB-5 investors was a scam?

EB-5 News

The developer behind a $49 million Chicago tower project that was never built appeared to secure a loan to pay a $1.5 million investor settlement. But the loan appears to be fake. A court is now asking if the developer acted in good faith or was part of the scam. An investigator declared the developer likely knew as of August 2021 that the loan’s legitimacy was questionable.

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