At Lifezette by by
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.