Pascal Mahvi, a wealthy Geauga County businessman and developer, showed no remorse for defrauding taxpayers of thousands of dollars in food stamps.
In turn, Common Pleas Judge Forrest Burt handed out a 30-day jail sentence to the so-called “Food Stamp Millionaire.”
Prosecutor James Flaiz noted the lack of remorse as well, and asked for jail time.
The sentence came down Friday, a month after Mahvi was convicted of two welfare fraud-related charges. The judge ordered Mahvi, 66, to report to the county jail Nov. 4.
Mahvi was also sentenced to three years probation and fined $2,750.
The son of an Iranian prince, Mahvi has boasted of amassing great wealth during his life. He owns undeveloped property in St. Lucia worth tens of millions of dollars. His Russell Township home, with a horse stable and in-ground pool, is valued at about $800,000. His family owns three luxury cars.