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Press Release

Buffalo Man Sentenced For Food Stamp Fraud

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of New York

CONTACT:      Barbara Burns
PHONE:         (716) 843-5817
FAX:            (716) 551-3051
BUFFALO, N.Y.-U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul Jr. announced today that Alie Hassan, 30, of Buffalo, NY, who was convicted of food stamp fraud, was sentenced to two years probation and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $69,348.00 by U.S. District Judge Elizabeth A. Wolford.

 Assistant U.S. Attorney Marie P. Grisanti, who handled the case, stated that Hassan owned and operated the Broadway Mart & Deli located at 1358 Broadway Street in Buffalo. From April 2011 to August 30, 2012, the defendant knowingly purchased food stamp benefits for less than their full value for cash.

The sentencing is the result of an investigation by Special Agents of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Updated January 15, 2016