CLEVELAND (AP) — A northeast Ohio federal grand jury has indicted three men for engaging in a decade-long conspiracy to defraud the food stamp and other supplemental nutrition programs of more than $780,000.
U.S. District Attorney Steven Dettelbach in Cleveland announced on Wednesday the indictment against 31-year-old Ahmad Damra, of Macedonia; 26-year-old Mahmoud Damrah, of Cleveland; and 41-year-old Mohammad D. Mohammad, of Strongsville.
Each man was indicted on various charges including food stamp fraud and unlawful redemption of food stamps.
Dettelbach in a statement said the men traded food stamps and vouchers from the Women, Infants and Children program for cash and restricted items such as beer and cigarettes at a convenience store in Cleveland’s east side.
Court records do not show attorneys for the men.