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Brothers plead guilty to $199K in food stamp fraud

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Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 5:09 p.m.

Two brothers who own a Downtown convenience store admitted Wednesday in federal court that they conspired to commit food stamp fraud.

Hadi Ibrahim, 42, of Green Tree and Wesam Ibrahim, 41, of Scott agreed to pay the United States $199,605.38 in restitution.

The brothers allowed customers of City News & Arcade to exchange food stamps for cash at about 50 cents on the dollar and also allowed them to use food stamps to buy ineligible products such as cigarettes, prosecutors say.

U.S. District Judge Maurice Cohill scheduled their sentencing for Aug. 14.

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