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Store Owner in Welfare Waste Investigation Sentenced

Updated: 03/05/2014 4:06 PM
Created: 05/08/2012 6:41 PM KSTP.com
By: Mark Albert

A grocery store owner profiled in the on-going 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS Welfare Waste investigation and accused by prosecutors of more than $3 million dollars in food stamp fraud is going to prison.

Khaffak Ansari wouldn't comment in November 2010 when KSTP first asked him about the allegations, and asked a reporter and photographer to leave his store.

He was indicted six months later and pleaded guilty last Fall.

On Tuesday, a federal judge sentenced Ansari to three and a half years in prison.

Click here to watch our Welfare Waste investigation, which began in 2010.


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