Oregon Man Sentenced to 22 Months in Prison for Food Stamps Fraud

OAN Newsroom
UPDATED 11:32 AM PT — Mon. February 12, 2018

An Oregon man is sentenced to nearly two years in prison for operating a food stamps fraud scheme out of his mini-mart in Portland.

39-year-old Nasr Iskander pleaded guilty to multiple charges last week, including first degree aggravated theft and unlawfully using food stamps benefits.

Nasr Iskander, 39, of Oregon. (Photo/Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office)

Prosecutors said Iskander had been illegally accepting cash in exchange for food stamps, and would sell the vouchers back to customers at a disproportionate rate.

Iskander reportedly accrued more than $185,000 over three years.

He was also ordered to pay back the full amount owed to the state.