- October 3, 2021
- Posted by: Stratford Team
- Category: Business
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Two Connecticut men have been charged with defrauding the federal Supplemental Nutrition and Assistance Program (SNAP) after allowing federal food aid recipients to redeem their benefits for cash, male enhancement pills, gasoline and other ineligible items at a convenience store.
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Javed Saeed, the owner of the Manchester store and gas station, and Dastgir Saeed, a man who helped operate it, were indicted by a federal grand jury on food stamp fraud charges and arrested last month, acting Connecticut U.S. Attorney Leonard Boyle announced Friday.
A press release from the Department of Justice alleged that “between November 2016 and January 2020, Javeed Saeed, Dastgir Saeed and others illegally allowed customers to redeem their food stamp benefits for cash and other ineligible items, including gasoline and male enhancement pills.”
The DOJ also noted…