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Palm Beach County Brothers and Company Sentenced in $4 million "Cash Back" Food Stamp Fraud Scheme

Wifredo A. Ferrer, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, Dave Aronberg, State Attorney, Office of the State Attorney for Palm Beach County, Karen Citizen-Wilcox, Special Agent in Charge, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of Inspector General, Donnell Young, Acting Special Agent in Charge, Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation, Ryan P. Lynch, Acting Special Agent in Charge, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General, and Ric Bradshaw, Sheriff, Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office, announce that Ali Jaber, 52, and his brother, Hadi Jaber, 42, both of Greenacres, and Jaber Enterprises, Inc., doing business as Fajita's Meat and Fish Market (Fajita's), located in Palm Springs, were sentenced today before U.S. Judge Donald M. Middlebrooks. Ali and Habi Jaber were each sentenced to 70 months in prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release. Both defendants agreed to pay $4 million, jointly and severally, as restitution to the United States Department of Agriculture. The corporation, Jaber Enterprises, Inc., was sentenced to five years of organizational probation and $4 million in restitution.


Action Details

  • Date:July 24, 2014
  • Agency:U.S. Attorney
  • Enforcement Types:
    • Criminal and Civil Actions