Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Welfare-for-cash scheme at halal market

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June 18, 2018  Welfare-for-cash scheme at halal market Ali Ratib Daham, 41 previous owner of Ahram Halal Market in Portland Maine  pleaded guilty in November to one count each of conspiracy to defraud the U.S. government, money laundering and theft of government funds for trading $1.4 million in federal food benefits for cash with his brother. He was n U.S. District Court to three years in prison. 

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June 18, 2018  Brothers sentenced in $1.4M welfare-for-cash scheme at halal market by Judy Harrison and Seth Koenig, BDN Staff Tuesday, June 19th 2018 Halal market (WGME) PORTLAND (BDN) -- The former owner of a Portland halal market who, with his brother, traded $1.4 million in federal food benefits for cash was sentenced Monday afternoon in U.S. District Court to three years in prison.  The federal prosecutor called the case “one of the largest, if not the largest, fraud cases involving [Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program] benefits in [Maine].”....

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The federal prosecutor called the case “one of the largest, if not the largest, fraud casesinvolving SNAP ... The former owner of a Portland halal market who, with his brother, traded $1.4 million in federal food benefits for cash was sentenced Monday afternoon in U.S. District Court tothree years in prison.