United States Attorney David Capp

Northern District of Indiana

E. Ross Adair Federal Building & United States Courthouse

1300 South Harrison Street, Room 3128

Fort Wayne, IN 46802-3489

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Mary L. Hatton April 4, 2013 PHONE: (219) 937-5603 www.usdoj.gov/usao/inn/ Fax: (219) 852-2770

FEDERAL GRAND JURY IN FORT WAYNE RETURNS INDICTMENT

Fort Wayne, INCThe United States Attorney's Office announced that a Grand Jury sitting in Fort Wayne, Indiana, returned the following Indictment on March 27, 2013:
Ayad Al-Shaibani, 41, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, is charged in a ten count Indictment with acquiring or possessing supplemental nutrition assistance program benefits in a manner not authorized by regulations on or about December 3, 2008, February 10, 2009, January 25, 2013, January 31, 2013, and February 6, 2013 and redemption of illegally received supplemental nutrition assistance program benefits between on or about April 1, 2008, and continuing through on or about December 31, 2008, between on or about January 1, 2009, and continuing through on or about December 31, 2009, between on or about January 1, 2010, and continuing through on or about December 31, 2010, between on or about January 1, 2011, and continuing through on or about December 31, 2011 and between on or about January 1, 2012, and continuing through on or about December 31, 2012. The Indictment also seeks forfeiture of the proceeds of the offense. These charges were filed as the result of an investigation by the United States Department of Agriculture and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. This case has been assigned to and will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Tina L. Nommay.
The United States Attorney's Office emphasized that an Indictment is merely an allegation and that all persons charged are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in court.
If convicted in court, any specific sentence to be imposed will be determined by the judge after a consideration of federal sentencing statutes and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.
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