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Erie Man Sentenced to Prison, Ordered to Pay Restitution for Food Stamp Fraud Scheme

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

ERIE, Pa. - A resident of Erie, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced in federal court to 15 months in jail and ordered to make $225,000 in restitution on his conviction of conspiracy to defraud the United States, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

United States District Judge David S. Cercone imposed the sentence on Jibul R. Jibul, 30.

According to information presented to the court, Jibul and two-defendants were all engaged in food stamp fraud primarily involving exchanging food stamps for cash. Jibul and his co-defendants also used the food stamp terminals at locations where they were not authorized.

Assistant United States Attorney Christian A. Trabold prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

United States Attorney Brady commended the United States Department of Agriculture, Office of Inspector General, the Erie Police Department, the Department of Homeland Security Investigations and the Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Jibul.

Updated October 2, 2018

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