abc
QUICK LINKS:

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.


Minneapolis/St. Paul

Scattered Clouds
12°
9° | -6°
  • Feels like: -5° F
  • Wind: WNW 16mph
  • Humidity: 46%
  • Thu Abundant sunshine
    17° | 12°
  • Fri Partly cloudy
    37° | 17°
  • Sat Plenty of sun
    34° | 18°
  • Sun Plenty of sun
    38° | 21°

Video

KSTP NEWS