Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Ali Ratib Daham Owner of Ahram Islamic Halal Market In Maine Suspected Of Committing Hundreds Of Thousands In Welfare Fraud…

PORTLAND, Maine - Federal agents raided a Portland market earlier this year after being tipped off the owner was committing large-scale welfare fraud.
The affidavit that led to that raid at Ahram Market was recently unsealed. So far, it appears no charges have been filed.
The 52-page affidavit that NEWS CENTER was first made aware of Monday afternoon indicates that Ali Ratib Daham — the owner of the Ahram Halal Market on Forest Avenue — is being investigated for massive fraud, amounting to hundreds of thousands of dollars.
According to the affidavit signed by FBI special agent Richard Pires, the feds were tipped off because the market had unusually high sales from SNAP benefits, commonly known as food stamps. Maine DHHS tells NEWS CENTER they gave the FBI the tip.
According to the FBI, a cooperating witness, referred to as a "CW" in the affidavit, told Daham that he was new to town, and at that point, Daham told him how to get more benefits by pretending not to know English and telling the government that he wanted to go to school. That way, he could get benefits without working.
The document went on to say:
"It is at this initial meeting that Ali also instructed the CW how they could file false tax returns despite the CW telling Ali that the CW does not work."
The document goes says that this CW would come in and buy a small amount of groceries, $20 or $30 worth. The market would give him $200 back in cash, in exchange for taking $200 more off his benefit card.
The affidavit said from July 2011 to December 2015, the Ahram market had an average SNAP transaction amount of $82 and 22 cents.
The state average for medium retailers in Maine was $29 and 33 cents.
It also claims the market had a WIC voucher redemption rate that was higher than four out of the five largest supermarkets in Portland, despite the fact that it was a small grocery store and those other markets have larger inventories of WIC approved items.
Finally, the affidavit states that another person, Ashraf Eldeknawey, worked out of the market, filing false tax returns for a number of people — nearly all claiming tax refunds.
This affidavit was filed in April. It was only recently unsealed, and NEWS CENTER found out about it Monday. NEWS CENTER went to the market and was told that Daham was not available, but would be back Tuesday.
The FBI refused to comment, as did the Justice Department, citing a pending investigation.
No one has been charged in this case.
Media partners at the Portland Press Herald interviewed Daham at the market Monday. He told them he was aware of the investigation and referred all questions to his attorney, Walter McKee of Augusta.
Here's the statement McKee gave to the Press Herald:
 
“We have been aware of this investigation and Ali has been adamant that he has done nothing wrong. He looks forward to a full airing of what did — and most importantly did not — happen. Until then he is going [to] have the benefit of the time honored American tradition of the presumption of innocence.”

29 comments:

Mr. SouthSide said...

No surprise here.

Anonymous said...

Oh hell yes let's have another 2 million of these Muslim animals . I hope there's still a America for Christians in 4 years.
Fuck Democrats all of em are traitors.

Anonymous said...

But its worth it if at least some of the welfare filtered down to the starving Kid's.

Diversity is death said...

Nothing like seeing a worthy person fucking the rest of Us.
We need to have more of these wonderful civic minded Muslims in America.

Anonymous said...

Him and 99% of the others but we wouldn't want to offend Muslims by focusing solely on all of their money scams

Anonymous said...

What are the chances the assholes will still be in the States when Hillary's incompetent FBI cronies get around to charging Them?

Anonymous said...

Diversity ain't cheap!

Anonymous said...

This modus operendi is repeated in every muslim owned convenience store.

stash the polski guy said...

can i buy some loosies there too?

Anonymous said...

Why in the fuck are We putting up with this kind of shit? Close the fucking free lunch counter and deport the sub human scum.

Anonymous said...

Another nail in the coffin of America.

Out of the car Motherfucker!!! said...

Ali Ratib Daham should spend more time obeying the law, and less time smoking doobies!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Meanwhile 200,000 other Arab grocery owners who will never be caught are doing exactly the same thing.

Anonymous said...

No surprise here; all those of Semitic origins are liars, thieves and cheats, of course you could also add murderers and deceivers to this list.

Anonymous said...

Who sponsored these parasites? Could it have been Catholic charities?? You Betcha.........
Fuck no more donations to a church that wants to see America flushed down the toilet.

Keep voting Democrat You sheeple, the Halal slaughter house awaits.

Anonymous said...

What the hell .

Anonymous said...

I hope a firebug gets an itch to visit that dump.

Anonymous said...

Niggers and sand niggers what could go wrong ?

Anonymous said...

Ever notice in Beaner or mid eastern restaurant's that They run 2 cash registers?? If you pay cash You rarely get a receipt.

Got rope?

Anonymous said...


That scum should move to Bridgeview, he could be mayor.

Anonymous said...

I would dare say the Chaldeans pull the same shit.

Anonymous said...

And they always water down the ketchup and mustard in the condiments area where you go to fix up your hot dogs. Or they just leave them empty for four days.

Anonymous said...

Bazinga! Not just the small shops too...go to Tony's or Shop 'N Suck and every cunt with a rag on her head has the latest iPhone and a LINK card, while the Escalade or the Lexus is parked illegally in the handicapped spot. I am going to get a card too, I don't feel like paying for food either. You should get one too, the sooner we bankrupt and collapse the system the better. Once the gibs me dat runs out, anarchy begins, and you will be able to purge who needs to be purged with minimal consequences. The whole thing is too far gone to be salvaged, better to start fresh. This is bad though, I had a good opinion of Maine: hardline GOP governor, liberal guns laws, plenty of wilderness, and minimal diversity.

Anonymous said...

Like Minnesota, Maine was purposefully flooded with 50,000 illiterate smelky Somali muslim shitheads in order to change the demography. Goodbye USA.

Anonymous said...

Vote Trump and lets send these third worlders back to their camel dung filled sands of the mid east.

Anonymous said...

And Polacks, who are jealous because they are too dumb to get away with it.

Anonymous said...

On the plus side, you get a free boner in the mouth if you ask for it.

Anonymous said...

Trump doesn't have a chance in hell. TPTB can't let him win, and they won't.

Anonymous said...

Open up a jooish deli on one side of it and a restaurant that only serves pork products on the other side.
Let the fireworks begin!