Ohio: Another Muslim food stamp fraud ring busted, netted $780,000

via Strongsville Man Indicted for Food Stamp Fraud – Police & Fire – Strongsville, OH Patch. h/t Refugee Resettlement Watch.

Three men — including a store owner from Strongsville — were indicted Wednesday for an alleged decade-long conspiracy to defraud the food stamp and Women, Infants and Children programs out of more than $780,000 by trading the vouchers for cash and restricted items like beer and cigarettes, said Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.

Ahmad (“Tony”) Damra, 31, of Macedonia, his brother, Mahmoud (“Moe”) Damrah, 26, of Cleveland, and Mohammad D. Mohammad, 41, of Strongsville,  were each indicted on one count of conspiracy to commit food stamp fraud, three counts of food stamp fraud and unlawful redemption of food stamps, and one count of WIC fraud.

The incidents allegedly took place at Mohammad’s store in Cleveland.

“The food stamp program has provided nutritious food to thousands of hungry families over the years,” Dettelbach said. “We will continue to work to recover money stolen from the program and eradicate waste, fraud and abuse of government programs.”

The indictment charges that between 2002 and 2011, the three men and others defrauded the WIC and food stamp program out of more than $780,000 at the East 143rd Food Market, l3249 East 143rd Street in Cleveland, which is owned, operated and managed by Mohammad.

Mohammad obtained a food stamp license in 1997, which, except for a two-year period beginning in September 1998, remained in effect through 2004, according to the indictment.

In 2005, he obtained a food stamp license for the market using the business Rashiqa, Inc., which listed Mohammad’s mother as president. He used his mother’s name because he had a prior conviction for aggravated arson, which precluded him from getting the license himself, the document said.

Also in 2005, Mohammad obtained a WIC program authorization under Rashiqa, Inc.

Ahmad Damra started working at the market in 2002, first as a clerk and then as manager. Mahmoud Damrah started working as a clerk at the store in 2008, according to the indictment.

The investigation revealed that the defendants used their business to exchange customer food stamps and WIC coupons for cash and other unauthorized items, including beer and cigarettes.

The men also purchased customer food stamp cards and used them at other grocery locations to purchase inventory for the market and for their own personal use, the indictment says.

Elsewhere over at Refugee Resettlement Watch we learn of this Boston assault led by a few more Mohamud’s:

Officers arrested Farah Amed of 35 Fields Way, Brighton, Sharmake Ibrahim of 268 Washington Avenue, Chelsea, Mohamud Hashi of 50 Decatur Street, Charlestown, Abdikeyer Mohamud of 45 Tufts Street, Charlestown, Christopher Hobin of 4 Shushala Way, Plymouth, Merih Tekleghiorghis of 7 Egmont Street, Brookline were each charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.

No amnesty and no increase in work visas or resettlement from jihad and sharia zones. Contact your elected officials. Phone number at top & link at left.

5 Responses

  1. This must not be cultural but probably genetic by now to defraud the government and anyone they can . Deport their families immediately , confiscate their assets,,fine them and also deport them after serving their sentences.NO MORE IMMIGRATION FROM ISLAMIC COUNTRIES. THEY WILL NEVER ASSIMILATE!

  2. They did this more than likely to fund jihad in the global muslim fight.

  3. Defrauding the government happens everyday- regardless of if a person is white, black, Chinese, jewish, Romanian, Arab – whatever. For those who made uneducated and ignorant comments and to the writer of this article, this has NOTHING to do with their choice of religious practice. I don’t see articles that say, “Christian woman stabs her 4 children to death in the bathtub” or “Catholic black family charged with cheating the system on section 8 housing”. Wrong is wrong – and if they fraudulently used government benefits then they absolutely have to pay for it. You reap what you sew. But there’s no need to add to the ignorance and stereotypes embedded in this toxic society by labeling a criminal and their actions by religion.

    • A decade long conspiracy netted nearly a million dollars – that’s only what the feds found out about – is not the choice of ignorant, uneducated people. And it’s not an isolated incident.

      In fact, Muslim clerics urge Muslims to engage in such activities: A Muslim preacher is secretly filmed urging followers to take benefits from the state to fund a holy war.

      Anjem Choudary was secretly filmed mocking non-Muslims for working in 9-5 jobs their whole lives, and told followers that some revered Islamic figures had only ever worked one or two days a year.

      “The rest of the year they were busy with jihad [holy war] and things like that,” he said. “People will say, ‘Ah, but you are not working’.

      “But the normal situation is for you to take money from the kuffar [non-believers].

      “So we take Jihad Seeker’s Allowance. You need to get support.”

      Imam’s in the U.S. preach the same:

      Anwar al-Awlaki, a cleric born and raised in the United States and once held up as an example of moderate Islam, instructs his followers not to steal for the sake of self-enrichment, but rather for the cause of Jihad:

      “The reasoning behind comparing booty to hunting and wood gathering is because the property which exists in the hands of the disbelievers is not considered to be rightfully theirs in our Islamic shari’ah because of their disbelief and when Islam does give them the right to own it, it is an exception to the rule such as in the case of ahl al-dhimma after they pay jizyah. This is why our scholars say that Allah has called booty as “fai’” which means “to return”, so they say that the property of the disbelievers that doesn’t belong to them has “returned” to the believer: its “rightful owner.”

      Ignore the trend at your own peril.

    • your moral equivalence is astoundingly BLIND to the FACTS- the MONEY from MUSLIM fraud is ORGANIZED CRIME– and the money funneled to foreign powers for JIHAD- the Catholic guy is not sending his money to stage an overthrow of the USA

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