Massive Halal Market Scam Ends with Federal Indictments

A long-running federal investigation into allegations of massive food stamp fraud has resulted in criminal charges against a Maine halal-market owner and his brother.

A grand jury in Portland, Maine, on Tuesday indicted Westbrook residents Ali Ratib Daham, 40, and Abdulkareem Daham, 21, on charges of conspiracy to defraud and to commit offenses against the U.S. Ali Ratib Daham also faces charges of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Women’s, Infants and Children (WIC) trafficking, wire fraud, money laundering, and theft of government funds.