A federal grand jury here has indicted three convenience store workers for allegedly defrauding the food stamp program.
Charged with food stamp fraud are Alaa K. Jaber, 27, of Hazelwood, Rami M. Abou Amra, 35 of Troy, Ill., and Albraa K. Sabrah, 25, of Bridgeton.
Each was indicted by the jury on charges that they stole Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, referred to as food stamp benefits, while working at convenience stores in East St. Louis. The indictments allege that between 2010 and 2012 the men paid customers cash in exchange for food stamp benefits.
Jaber was charged with five counts; Amra and Sabrah were each charged in three counts. Each count carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison, a $10,000 fine, and up to 3 years of supervised release.
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As Muslim immigration and food stamp usage (More People on Food Stamps Than Are Working Full Time) has increased in the U.S., Muslim food stamp fraud has also exploded (no pun intended).
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