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12 indicted for $2 million in food stamp fraud (TROP alert)
news10now.com ^ | Oct. 6, 2009 9:09 PM | Iris St. Meran

Posted on 10/06/2009 8:55:14 PM PDT by GinaLolaB

UTICA, N.Y. -- Twelve Utica residents face federal charges for approximately $2 million in food stamp fraud. These charges come after an 18 month state and federal investigation.

Police say those indicted were accepting food stamp benefits in exchange for cash, which is a violation because these benefits are only to be used for eligible food products. A federal grand jury indicted the 12 Tuesday.

Only eight were actually arrested and charged Tuesday with defrauding the USDA Supplemental Nutrition Assistance program formerly known as the Food Stamp Program. They include:

· Muteea Alfahdd, 41

· Najeeb Abdullah, 44

· Hamoud Yafal, 60

· Ali Hamoud Yafal, 21

· Yaser Saet, 27

· Bakri Ali Samet, 33

· Setha Samnang, 42

· Rina Samnang, 36

Authorities say they are trying to track down the other four people including Nageeb Alghaheim, 24; Mohamed Alshuja, 30; Hassan Mohamed Nagi Alshegaa, 23; Ali Mulhi Abdullah, 36 who may or may not be living in the country.

Everyone arrested was either a store owner or store employees at the six Utica convenience stores listed here:

· Sure Save Market, 1400 Kemble Street, Utica

· Manhattan Plaza #2, 1321 Oneida Street, Utica

· C&M Deli, 1029 West Street, Utica

· William Street Food Corp., 627 William Street, Utica

· 1038 Food Corp., 1038 Court Street, Utica

· Phnom Penh Market, 1633 Oneida Street, Utica

"Those arrested today are some of the worst profiteers that we encounter, preying on government program that ensures a very basic need is met. Adequate food for those persons who cannot provide for themselves," said USDA Special Agent-in-Charge Brian Haaser.

These charges carry a maximum sentence of imprisonment of five years and a fine of not more than $20,000.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: arabs; crushislam; foreignimmigrants; fraud; islam; islamicagenda; nannystate; ussa; welfare; welfarestate
Notice their names. The whole City of Utica is full of weird foreigners now. The city looks like the bar scene in Star Wars. We have hmungs and Kerens, Bosnians, Somolians, Vietnamese, and Russians; just about everything from every third world country on earth. The worst part is that there are no jobs here. There never have been any.
1 posted on 10/06/2009 8:55:15 PM PDT by GinaLolaB
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To: GinaLolaB

Darn Amish.


2 posted on 10/06/2009 8:57:02 PM PDT by Mojave (Don't blame me. I voted for McClintock.)
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To: GinaLolaB

Zero wasn’t available for a comment.....


3 posted on 10/06/2009 8:57:28 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (FR.....Monthly Donors Wanted.)
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To: GinaLolaB

What the hell has happened to my America??? News tonight in Houston covered the complaints of people who can’t get food stamps because of the long processing time. Although most of them were dragging around a whole passle of children, at least they were not of foreign extraction!


4 posted on 10/06/2009 8:58:56 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: GinaLolaB
Notice their names. The whole City of Utica is full of weird foreigners now. The city looks like the bar scene in Star Wars. We have hmungs and Kerens, Bosnians, Somolians, Vietnamese, and Russians; just about everything from every third world country on earth. The worst part is that there are no jobs here. There never have been any.

Don't feel like the Lone Ranger, it's every where. I think 80%, at least, of the foreigners here just came to rape our country. We need to stop immigration, at least until we can sort out the scum.

5 posted on 10/06/2009 9:01:01 PM PDT by Razz Barry (Round'em up, send'em home.)
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To: GinaLolaB

You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy.


6 posted on 10/06/2009 9:04:23 PM PDT by DHSMostWanted (Vote against any Dem who votes against any public viewing of bills before the bill is up for a vote.)
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To: GinaLolaB

Be sure to pay your taxes on time everyone, or you’ll be audited.


7 posted on 10/06/2009 9:04:37 PM PDT by americanophile (Sarcasm: satirical wit depending for its effect on bitter, caustic, and often ironic language.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Neither was senator chuckie aware of this


8 posted on 10/06/2009 9:05:53 PM PDT by JoanneSD
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To: Grams A
The Welfare moochers are living large up here in NYS. Many non Americans are given everything. Food stamps, Heat assistance, clothes, tuition assistance for college, free hospital, cash, start up money for of these businesses, houses, school lunch, bus passes, and if they do want a job, they are given preferences over Americans because the Government picks up half of the salary. The foreigners have a good living here on the government dole. We White Americans are second class citizens.
9 posted on 10/06/2009 9:07:08 PM PDT by GinaLolaB
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To: GinaLolaB

Now this is what I call “hope and change!” At least someone is making money in this country! The American dream.


10 posted on 10/06/2009 9:07:12 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (America! We're spending our grandchildren's inheritance!)
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To: GinaLolaB
These charges carry a maximum sentence of imprisonment of five years and a fine of not more than $20,000.

Seems like a low risk/high profit scam. It took 18 months to indict these guys and they have a good chance of copping a plea to no jail time. Hard to prosecute when you have willing "victims".

11 posted on 10/06/2009 9:10:19 PM PDT by OCC
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To: GinaLolaB

I would call millions of able-bodied Americans, collecting food stamps month in and month out for generations, fraud on so vast a scale as to make this story a minuscule triviality.


12 posted on 10/06/2009 9:11:09 PM PDT by EyeGuy
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To: Razz Barry
Ted Kennedy's Fault.

Aren't you glad he's dead so he can't make it worse?

13 posted on 10/06/2009 9:12:34 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
Zero wasn’t available for a comment.....

Do they all have affordable healthcare?? I was reading somewhere on FR that the Muzzies are amazed how easy it is to cheat America.

14 posted on 10/06/2009 9:31:13 PM PDT by Mind-numbed Robot (Not all that needs to be done needs to be done by the government)
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To: EyeGuy
I would call millions of able-bodied Americans, collecting food stamps month in and month out for generations, fraud on so vast a scale as to make this story a minuscule triviality.

The deal is, it isn't minuscule. I was in a quite small Minnesota town awhile ago. We stopped at a McDonald's there on a road trip. Half of the people there were Mexican. Huh???

Sure, we've always had a share of American deadbeats. We always have and we always will. My point is we can't afford the ever increasing amount of illegal deadbeats raping our system on top of the legal ones. We're beyond the tipping point.

I'd hardly call what the 'new immigrants', most likely illegal, are doing fraud-wise a miniscule trivality. Don't get me started on the overload on our education and medical systems.

15 posted on 10/06/2009 9:32:35 PM PDT by mplsconservative (Abolish ACORN and the other 270 associated nuts!)
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To: GinaLolaB

What really aggravates me is that I was turned down on my application for a low interest SBA loan after Ike demolished my business because I had insurance-although it paid for less than half of the repairs. Maybe I should start using my Bohemian mother’s maiden name and start working seriously on my tan.


16 posted on 10/06/2009 9:36:19 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: GinaLolaB

On year where I work we had a huge influx of welfare mothers and people in work release came to find out that the company got a tax credit/break for hiring them through something that slick willy had put into law may of been the welfare reform act.


17 posted on 10/06/2009 9:46:34 PM PDT by guitarplayer1953 (Romak 7.62X54MM, AK47 7.62X39MM, LARGO 9X23MM, HAPINESS IS A WARM GUN BANG BANG YEA YEA)
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To: mplsconservative

“The deal is, it isn’t minuscule.”

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Right, as a whole, it is a huge fraud and theft from the American taxpayer and that was my point.

But, I was comparing the 2 million dollars of this particular theft with the ongoing theft of trillions over the past 40+ years.


18 posted on 10/06/2009 9:48:11 PM PDT by EyeGuy
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To: guitarplayer1953

I remember when the law passed; the impact was felt years later as the 5 years eligibilty expired. These people had no English skills, never mind job skills, and behaved in a workplace cubicle the way they did on a tenement stoop. They couldn’t get along with productive workers, really couldn’t even understand anything about a work ethic. They didn’t last long, and now have been replaced by similarly skilled but more motivated Hispanics.


19 posted on 10/06/2009 10:06:34 PM PDT by Carlos Martillo II (Guernica was a work of art...and I don't mean the painting.)
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To: GinaLolaB
there is a substantial Lebanese presence there, and has been for a long time....I went to school there a long time ago....AND most of those Lebanese are Christian....

corruption ...of course...but the mob has had its fingers in Utica for many decades.....even a car bombing by the "shore"..(any Utican will know what that means)

and btw....besides Lebanese, there are lots of Italians and Polish there....

20 posted on 10/06/2009 11:16:35 PM PDT by cherry
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To: Razz Barry

If we do not do it soon, it will be too late!!!!!!

(And it may be too late already!!!!)


21 posted on 10/07/2009 1:22:52 AM PDT by LetMarch (If a man knows the right way to live, and does not live it, there is no greater coward. (Anonyous)
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To: Razz Barry
I think 80%, at least, of the foreigners here just came to rape our country. We need to stop immigration, at least until we can sort out the scum.

A while bck on "Forensics File" they had a Palestinian couple who murdered their daughter for going with the wrong guy (mom even held the kid down while dad stabbed her to death). One of the statements made by mom, who helped run a small business was "It's so easy to cheat in America."

Just the kind we need.

22 posted on 10/07/2009 4:37:56 AM PDT by Oatka ("A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves." –Bertrand de Jouvenel)
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To: cherry
These thieves are from Yemen; there are 4 of them in Yemen right evading the law. Utica used to be the way you said and it still is but it has changed so much in the last 10 years; it is at least 50% new immigrant now because all the Uticans moved south because of the job situation.
23 posted on 10/07/2009 5:13:00 PM PDT by GinaLolaB
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