88 Charged in One of Largest Food Stamp Frauds Ever

Jeryl Bier, Weekly Standard, June 11, 2014

The FBI announced Tuesday in Savannah, Georgia that eighty-eight people have been charged in “one of the largest federal food program frauds ever prosecuted.” Fifty-four of the defendants were charged with conspiring to open “purported grocery stores” specifically for the purpose of defrauding the Women, Infant, and Children (WIC) and Food Stamp program. After the fake stores were “approved as WIC and Food Stamp vendors,” many of the fifty-four defendants went through neighborhoods soliciting WIC and Food Stamp participants to exchange government benefits for cash instead of food in clear violation of the law. The remaining thirty-four defendants were benefit recipients who sold over $1,000 of their own or their minor children’s benefits for a fraction of their worth. In all, over $18 million was laundered in this way in at least nine cities in Georgia.

The list of those charged includes some colorful nicknames, like Grand Hustle, Big Bo, Da Man, Rah Rah, and even The Money Wizard. The fifty-four defendants were charged with mail and wire fraud conspiracy and money laundering conspiracy, each of which carry a maximum of twenty years in prison plus fines of $250,000 and $500,000 respectively. The thirty-four defendants charged with selling their benefits could face five years in prison and a $250,000 fine. The government is attempting to seize “$20 million and various bank accounts and assets, including a 2008 Land Rover and a 2008 Mercedes Benz.”

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[Editor’s Note: The full FBI press release can be found here.]

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  • Katherine McChesney

    Seems the only what they are able to ‘organize’ is to commit crimes.

    • trouble maker

      I have had people offer me food stamps at half price on many occasions and have seen people standing outside the department of social services offering to buy food stamps from recipients leaving that building.But the real thieves are the illegal aliens who receive hundreds of dollars of food stamps from many different counties.

      • Brian

        One time that happened to me I took a smartphone pic of him while telling the turd he was committing a crime, and that I would be calling the SNAP folks. Eyes as big as dinner plates ensued, fleetness of foot was displayed, and much hilarity.

        • Kenner

          You were lucky you weren’t shot. Seriously, Brian.

          • Brian

            Don’t worry, I have situational awareness. He didn’t have a ‘crew’ with him, it was inside a grocery store not far from the checkout (plenty of witnesses nearby), and of course I was carrying my own .45, and I made sure he could get a glimpse of the holster.

            Back in my grandparents’ day, these guys lived in apprehension. Now they’re brazen, and take us for guilt-ridden, apologizing fools and human ATMs. They need to relearn that some of us see them for what they are. I don’t pay taxes so they can openly commit fraud, and expect me to help them do it.

          • Kenner

            Well, the .45 changes everything. Much better.

          • I preferred 7.92mm X 57, Hungarian stick grenades and my tomahawk. The nice thing about an axe is that it never runs out of ammo. You can slam the butt into someone’s face, chop off arms and legs and otherwise get to fight like an orc. I reckoned that since I was already going to die, I had to urinate in my pants and then fight tirelessly and without fear, forever. I am not one bit sorry.

          • Brian if more people were like you, then less people would be like them

    • APaige

      Actually too much ‘organization’ for criminal Blacks. I am sure Abkar, Mohammed, or Mr. Patel helped.

      • bilderbuster

        That has always been my suspicion about why the “Easterners” are always operating their convenience stores in the high crime hood.

  • Black women need weaves and hair hats, black men need chrome spinners, and they have the EBT and Link cards.

    What kind of bigot are you to want to deny them their birthright?

  • Einsatzgrenadier

    Sterilization should be a requirement for anyone who wants to receive some form of federal assistance.

    • benvad

      Without question, we ought to give out iPads with high radiation to destroy their reproductive system. It’s gotta be something that they’ll pass on to each other. Same way a exterminator described how cockroaches share food.

  • CourtneyfromAlabama

    I laughed to myself when reading the names listed. Blacks always have to go over and beyond in order to draw attention to themselves. Gee, I wonder why.

    • benvad

      They are the most insecure things on earth.

    • They’re all about image and never substance.

      • CourtneyfromAlabama

        Michael, thank you for the sweet response you left me in one of the earlier discussions. Sorry I never responded. But I saw it, and appreciated it.

    • Tarczan

      The one defendant was named Mark White, with no aliases. He must be the darkie version of “A Boy Named Sue”.

  • Simonetta

    It would appear that the ‘community’ still doesn’t quite understand how dangerous it is to have their basic life-support system configured as a complex electronic matrix that they neither control, have constructed, or even understand.

    They assume that the ‘gah-bor-rmint’ is providing all this money for them in magic self-renewing EBC and WIC cards. And that it is an endless money machine that will just keep on cranking out free stuff for them forever. And that they deserve it because a million years ago, they were slaves (an’ don’t you ferget it!).

    If the cards ever don’t work, they will blow a gasket. And if the government’s EBC software network is hacked by computer geeks for reasons of either greed, malicious mischief, extortion, or just woodpeckering (1) caused by software entropy, they could be facing starvation like all the other Africans on television whose misery causes amusement to those who control their food supply.

    They would riot and burn down their neighborhoods: demanding that the racist government restore their basic human right to free food. But they would be mistaken in assuming that the evil racist government is responsible.

    Actually the entire EBC system crashed because of a virus activated by a geekly little computer hacker who was attacked, beaten senseless, and had his $800 custom earth-friendly bicycle stolen by a ‘posse’ of disadvantaged minority youths during an early evening bike ride home though his partially-gentrified neighborhood.

    And despite the begging and pleading and best technical efforts by the government and its computer experts, the EBC cards would be working again until the little geek gets his bicycle back and his medical bills paid. So if they all just die, que sera sera.

    (1) “woodpeckering” : the random failures of giant software networks caused by unknown software bugs. From the adage “If architects made buildings like programmers make software, the first woodpecker that came along would destroy civilization”.

  • r j p

    …. were charged with mail and wire fraud conspiracy and money laundering conspiracy, each of which carry a maximum of twenty years in prison plus fines of $250,000 and $500,000 respectively …

    No black ever does the maximum or pays a fine.

    • Ron Cheaters

      I laughed when I read that. Yeah right.

  • John Ambrose

    Your tax dollars in action.

  • MekongDelta69

    Grand Hustle, Big Bo, Da Man, Rah Rah, and even The Money Wizard…

    Are they AmRen posters?

    Ahm jes’ axin’

    Nahmeen
    Nahmsayin’

  • HTP

    I hope one of them was a coworker of my wife’s. We live in GA, and one of her coworkers bragged about getting food stamps from five states and claiming her sister’s offspring as her own. Apparently she stole over $300K. Someone at work must have tipped the government off because they got tired of her bragging about it. This was several weeks ago. She wasn’t at work today, so one can only hope..

    • Katherine McChesney

      The names are on the FBI link below the article.

      • HTP

        Thank you for pointing that out. I don’t see her name on there, but that doesn’t mean she won’t be going to jail soon.

    • I was denied food stamps when I applied because I own my own home. My parting shot was that I thought these programs were intended to keep people from losing their homes. Of course my case manager was a greaserita.

  • willbest

    And this is why if we are going to feed these people, they should get their butts to a central warehouse where they are handed a bag of rice, a brick of cheese, and maybe a whole chicken for the big 6 holidays

  • Truth Teller

    I heard somewhere that food stamp fraud is one of the major industries among Atlanta blacks

  • antiquesunlight

    I laughed pretty hard at “The Money Wizard.”

    Blacks really give Savannah a horrible reputation. It’s a shame because Savannah is so beautiful.

  • Kenner

    HAHAHA!!!!

  • Kenner

    Ebolanesia.

    • I suspect that is an STD. It sounds pretty bad, but probably amputation isn’t necessary because it will fall off all by itself.

  • GeneticsareDestiny

    Take a look at some of the people’s actual names from the FBI press release. There’s three different Ebonys, a Precious, a Shaquanna, a Yontalay, a Luquoise, a Taquilla, and a Rahdriq, among many others.

    It’s not surprising the MSM didn’t want the full names list to become widely read.

    • benvad

      How the hell do they choose those tags?
      They’re so dumb they actually think Jews & Arabs.

    • What? No N’DeShawntavious?

  • Lawdy . . .what ever happen to common decency with these here southern folk ?

  • benvad

    That’s Obama’s vision of America.

  • benvad

    Ouija board “that’s Rich!”