Maine food stamp fraud bust has interesting twist

  Longtime readers know that I’ve had a side interest in food stamp fraud, specifically trafficking in food stamps.  This kind of fraud doesn’t involve purchasing unapproved items with food stamps as you might think, but it’s about selling ones benefits for 50 cents on the dollar. It works like this: customer comes in with … Continue reading Maine food stamp fraud bust has interesting twist

Maine: The go-to state for immigrant marriage fraud, etc. etc. etc.

What happened to Maine?  First we learned it is attracting hordes of Somali welfare moochers, then phony asylum-seeker schemers and now marriage fraudsters. The word must be all over Africa—get to Maine! Busted!  The Bangor Daily News reports that it is (was) one of the most sophisticated marriage fraud rings in the country.  And, on … Continue reading Maine: The go-to state for immigrant marriage fraud, etc. etc. etc.

Maine: Somali man and woman sentenced in health care fraud case

This is an update of the case we reported back in June. From the Lewiston Sun Journal: PORTLAND — A Lewiston man was sentenced to prison Friday for defrauding the government out of health care and other benefits. His adopted sister was sentenced to home confinement. At a court hearing Friday, Ahmed Yusuf Guled, 75, … Continue reading Maine: Somali man and woman sentenced in health care fraud case

Maine: Somali pair convicted in medicaid fraud case

Your tax dollars: From the Sun Journal (hat tip:  Susan): LEWISTON — An Auburn man and a Portland woman were convicted Thursday of defrauding the federal government of tens of thousands of dollars in Medicaid money, according to the Office of the U.S. Attorney in the District of Maine. The scheme likely was linked to … Continue reading Maine: Somali pair convicted in medicaid fraud case

You can still get refugee news like this at my new blog—Frauds, Crooks and Criminals!

Yesterday I posted this story at Frauds and Crooks: Writer: Solve Border Crisis by Turning Asylum Seekers Over to Refugee Resettlement Agencies for Care (ahhhhh!)   After following the activities of the US Refugee Resettlement Agencies—the nine federal contractors largely funded by you and me (the taxpayers)—I can say with absolute certainty that this is a … Continue reading You can still get refugee news like this at my new blog—Frauds, Crooks and Criminals!

Somali voter fraud alleged in Minnesota House race

One hundred and forty Somalis registered to vote using the same address (where no one lives). From KSTP news: Absentee voting started Friday, six weeks ahead of primary elections. Already there are strong allegations of voter fraud. The attorney for Phyllis Kahn says he got word Thursday night; there might be hundreds of people who … Continue reading Somali voter fraud alleged in Minnesota House race

Reader from Maine shares his comments to US State Department

This is one more in a (hopefully!) continuing series of statements (saved from the State Department’s black hole!) that readers of RRW have sent in response to their notice of a comment period on the “size and scope” of refugee admissions for fiscal year 2015. Longtime readers know that Maine has been a hotbed of … Continue reading Reader from Maine shares his comments to US State Department