Monday, October 17, 2016

Feds Probe Massive Food Stamp Fraud in Maine

 At Lifezette by by Brendan Kirby

A team of federal agents earlier this year raided a small grocery store in Portland, Maine, and the home of the establishment’s owner, as part of a probe into allegations of massive fraud against the government, according to recently unsealed documents.

 So far, no criminal charges have been filed against the store owner.

A 52-page affidavit by an FBI agent lays out a mound of evidence pointing to a fraud ring run out of the Ahram Halal Market that’s cheating the government’s food stamp program, the Women, Infant and Children (WIC) welfare program, and committing tax fraud. Investigators peg the fraud at hundreds of thousands of dollars and identified almost $2.7 million that authorities want to seize.

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