Ind. man agrees to guilty plea in food stamp fraud

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

HAMMOND, Ind. The co-owner of a Gary convenience store has agreed to plead guilty to bilking the federal government's food stamp program out of more than $400,000.

The Times of Munster reports (http://bit.ly/15iCuSc ) Moses Foods co-owner Abdkadr Mohammad filed a plea agreement Friday with federal prosecutors in Hammond.

Mohammad will admit to one count of fraud in exchange for the dismissal of several other fraud counts. If a judge accepts his plea, he faces up to five years in prison, a $250,000 fine and three years of supervised release.

A federal indictment alleges that Mohammad, his sister and their father billed the government for more than $1 million in food stamp payments through customers' food stamp debit cards, but only about $484,076 in actual food items were purchased from the store.


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