(Portland, OR) -- A California real estate developer is being indicted by a federal grand jury in Portland for stealing more than one-and-a-half million dollars in COVID-relief business funds. Alfred Nevis, of Arroyo Grande, California allegedly used names of former employees, business associates, and their spouses to illegally get Economic Injury Disaster Loans. The victims didn't know their names were being used. Nevis claimed a straw corporation called Isley Farms, in Oregon, had 12 employees. Nevis pleaded not guilty and faces trial in August.