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Convenience Store Owner, Manager Sentenced In Food Stamp Fraud Scheme

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Dallas (CBSDFW.COM) Two North Texas men have been sentenced for their roles in a massive food stamp fraud scheme that caused nearly $2-million in losses to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) according to U.S. Attorney Sarah R. Saldana of the Northern District of Texas.

A judge sentenced Kamardeen Ogunleye, 52, of Arlington to 60 months in federal prison.   Last Thursday, Robert Gordon, 31, of Balch Springs received a 27-month sentence.  The judge also ordered each to pay approximately $1.9-million in restitution to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service.

Ogunleye owned and operated KSO Dollar Mart at 1918 MLK Jr Blvd in Dallas.  Gordon managed the business for Ogunleye.  The U.S. Attorney says the pair funneled the scheme through this storefront which offered very little in the way of food and beverage items to purchase.

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