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Store owner convicted in $612,000 food stamp fraud (Foodstamps-For-Cash)
Ventra County Star ^ | 8-21-12 | AP

Posted on 08/23/2012 10:23:17 AM PDT by tcrlaf

FLINT, Mich. (AP) - A federal jury has reached a guilty verdict against a Flint store owner accused of participating in a $612,000 food stamp fraud scheme.

U.S. Attorney Barbara McQuade says 55-year-old Noha Fofana was convicted of conspiracy to commit food stamp fraud.

Fofana owns Mandingo African market. McQuade says he redeemed $750,000 in food stamp benefits from February 2009 to July 2011, and $612,000 came from "food stamps-for-cash" exchanges.

(Excerpt) Read more at vcstar.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: ebt; fruad; obama; snap
YOUR TAX DOLLARS AT WORK

This is just one small convenience store, in one small city. Just imagine what the numbers run in to, across America.

OH WAIT... If I note this inconvenient truth, someone in the mainstream media is going to tell me I'm a RASSIS!, that i'm a 'phobe, or that I want children to starve, right?

1 posted on 08/23/2012 10:23:31 AM PDT by tcrlaf
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To: tcrlaf

The Mandingo African Market.

Charming.

I’m sure Noha meant Noharm.

OMG.


2 posted on 08/23/2012 10:29:03 AM PDT by RexBeach (Mr. Obama Can't Count.)
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To: RexBeach

Mandingo. Somehow, that sounds like a persons porn star name.


3 posted on 08/23/2012 10:32:49 AM PDT by Michigan Bowhunter
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To: tcrlaf

What’s a “bridge card”?


4 posted on 08/23/2012 10:33:33 AM PDT by Osage Orange ("Were we directed from Washington when to sow, and when to reap, we should soon want bread.")
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To: tcrlaf

Noha Fofana owner of the Mandingo Market.
Noha Fofana.
Noha Fofana?
Noha Fofana!

Folks, you can’t make this stuff up.


5 posted on 08/23/2012 10:38:41 AM PDT by Tupelo (Sarah Palin.............my write in vote for 2012)
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To: tcrlaf

He must have forgotten to pay his bribe.


6 posted on 08/23/2012 10:41:47 AM PDT by sport
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To: Tupelo

His name reminds me of the “Name Game” song.


7 posted on 08/23/2012 11:01:07 AM PDT by RexBeach (Mr. Obama Can't Count.)
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To: Tupelo

Maybe he’s related to Lola Falana!


8 posted on 08/23/2012 11:02:57 AM PDT by jimmyo57
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To: Tupelo

Noha Noha Fo-fana
Banana Rama Bo-bana
Me my mo-mana
Fo-fana


9 posted on 08/23/2012 11:09:58 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: jimmyo57

Lola Falana...one really good looking girl. MS did her in iirc.


10 posted on 08/23/2012 11:12:01 AM PDT by wtc911 (Amigo - you've been had.)
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To: tcrlaf

And he’s the “Registered Agent” of an Islamic Center!

What ARE the odds?

Masjid-il Mustakeem
1202 N Ballenger Hwy,
Flint, MI 48504, USA
Email: noahfof@yahoo.com

FORMATION

Universal ID

MI-70466E

Name

MASJID’IL MUSTAKEEM

Registration Number

70466E

Type

CORP

Kind

Domestic Nonprofit Corpor

Status

ACTIVE

Formation Date

2008-11-13

REGISTERED AGENT

Name

NOHA FOFANA

Registered Office Address

1202 BALLENGER HWY FLINT MI 48504

http://www.islamicfinder.org/getitWorld.php?id=95410&lang=

http://businessprofiles.com/details/masjid-il-mustakeem/MI-70466E


11 posted on 08/23/2012 11:37:04 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (You didn't build that. The private sector is doing fine. We tried our plan and it worked.)
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To: tcrlaf

Give away free money and they’ll come, buster!


12 posted on 08/23/2012 11:38:39 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: tcrlaf

Give away free money and they’ll come, buster!


13 posted on 08/23/2012 11:39:16 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: Uncle Miltie

I was gonna guess MLK near Pierson Road, or
S. Saginaw at Dort Highway.


14 posted on 08/23/2012 11:45:16 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Uncle Miltie; Nachum

See my post above.

I’m thinking Foodstamp Fraud + Islamic Center = Terrorism Funding.

What do you think? Should we sic someone on this?


15 posted on 08/23/2012 11:50:16 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (You didn't build that. The private sector is doing fine. We tried our plan and it worked.)
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To: Nachum

(Of course the NSA is likely to snarf this up and check it out just based on the post! Ha!)


16 posted on 08/23/2012 11:51:11 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (You didn't build that. The private sector is doing fine. We tried our plan and it worked.)
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To: tcrlaf

I’ve related this story before, but it is so apropos to reveal the mindset of the average sheeperal.

I was talking with my libinlaw and remarked how Thomas Sowell had said that, with regard to government programs, liberals will allow all the fraud and abuse that happens as long as everyone who needs the program can use it.

My lib-in-law was indignant! We do TOO care about fraud!
(2 second pause)
But it’s more important that everyone that needs help gets it.
...
uh... That’s just what I said.
...
Let me think about it a minute... It just sounded so mean when you said it.


17 posted on 08/23/2012 11:56:36 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working fors)
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To: Uncle Miltie

PPS - Called the U.S. Attorney’s Office and left a message accordingly.


18 posted on 08/23/2012 11:59:31 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (You didn't build that. The private sector is doing fine. We tried our plan and it worked.)
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To: Uncle Miltie

It is something to watch. Have to connect this to others.


19 posted on 08/23/2012 12:05:40 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: tcrlaf

“Witnesses say Fofana and others would obtain Michigan bridge cards or bridge card numbers from recipients and call the numbers into the store.”

This is a stupid criminal story. Conspiracies never work when multiple (as in 3 or more) parties are involved. Someone will always squak when they don’t feel that they are getting their fair share.


20 posted on 08/23/2012 12:52:31 PM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est; zero sera dans l'enfer bientot.)
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To: MrB

We have got to figure out a way to get moonbats on our side in the food fraud stamp program. How much money could have gone to parks, after-school programs, teacher-enrichment, raises for firefighters if it wasn’t hung up in this huge nationwide FRAUD program that is never investigated!


21 posted on 08/23/2012 1:12:03 PM PDT by txhurl
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To: txhurl

One thing you have to understand about leftist/sheeperal support for government programs is the subtle difference between wanting to do good and wanting to feel good about oneself for wanting to do good.

Your post assumes the former, that their primary motivation is to do good.
I (and Thomas Sowell) assert that the primary motivation is the latter - to feel good about oneself for wanting to do good.

If you point out how their advocacy is actually harmful, they’ll take it as a personal attack. They haven’t, don’t want to, and will vehemently resist any analysis that leads to the conclusion that their advocacy didn’t do good.


22 posted on 08/23/2012 1:18:09 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working fors)
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