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Grocery Store Owner Sentenced to Nearly 4 Years for Food Stamp Fraud

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Posted: Jan 17, 2012 6:22 PM

Updated: Jan 18, 2012 7:00 AM

CAMERON COUNTY - A Cameron Park grocery owner will spend nearly four years in federal prison.

A federal judge sentenced Parviz Sheikh in a food stamp fraud case Tuesday. He was accused of giving people cash in exchange for food stamps.

Federal investigators report he would charge customers a small percentage for the transaction. It's believed he skimmed about $4 million from the federal government.

The 56-year-old man pleaded guilty last August. He also was ordered to pay $2.5 million in restitution.

Topics: Cameron county, food stamp, fraud, Cameron park, parviz sheikh

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