New Jersey Couple Ripped-off US Taxpayers for $4.5 Million in Food Stamp Fraud Scheme

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I am forced to use a photo of the busted business when no images of the alleged scammers can be found! And, of course, no nationality or immigration status mentioned!

 

Here is the kicker in this case: ‘new American’ store owner Ibrahim Zughbi had been previously convicted of food stamp fraud and was not allowed to own and operate a store that accepted food stamps, but he worked his way around that prohibition!

See how….

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Michigan: ‘New American’ Pharmacists Charged in Medicare Fraud Case; Billed for Meds for Dead People

Until I started investigating fraud cases involving Medicare and Medicaid, I had no idea that there were so many pharmacists on-the-take.  And, this is one more case that makes me ask—What! Don’t we have enough US born and educated pharmacists without importing foreign ones?

Of course, as is almost always the case, there is no mugshot, and no information on the nationality and immigration status of this bunch of alleged crooks named by the US Justice Department in an unsealed indictment earlier this week charging that they ripped us off for $9.2 million:

Wansa Nabih Makki, 41, of Dearborn

Mohamad Ali Makki, R.Ph., 43, of Dearborn Heights

Mahmoud Makki., 36, of Dearborn

Hossam Tanana, 53 of Dearborn

 

Pharmacy fraud
According to a Press & Guide story: “The pharmacy in Livonia that some of the defendants were working out of, bore no signs that anything other than a dental office was inside.”  http://www.pressandguide.com/news/four-people-indicted-in-million-laundering-scheme-at-area-pharmacy/article_76eec6fc-5c80-11e9-890c-bb73ed71aebf.html

 

By the way, I think Michigan may ultimately win the prize for the state with the most frauds and crooks (aka new American entrepreneurs) ripping off the US health care system.

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