Huntington Man Sentenced for Food Stamp Fraud

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) -- A former Huntington convenience store owner convicted of food stamp fraud will spend up to a year in prison.

Ibrahim Osman Owayda also must pay more than $297,000 in restitution.

The 35-year-old Huntington man pleaded guilty in July to defrauding the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. He admitted giving 50 to 65 cents on the dollar to holders of benefit debit cards. He kept the rest of the money.

The Herald-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/VmiwjR ) says Owayda was sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court in Huntington.


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