The United States Department of Justice, in September 2017 sent out the following press release.

12 Defendants Charged Federally with Collectively Receiving Over $20 Million from USDA by Fraudulently Trading Food Stamps for Cash

Twelve retail store owners, operators, and clerks, have been charged in connection with schemes to illegally redeem food stamp benefits in exchange for cash.


The indictments allege that the retailers received more than $20 million in federal payments for transactions in which they did not provide any food, a fraud scheme commonly known as “food stamp trafficking.” Stores and vendors allegedly took illicit profits from the fraudulent transactions with food stamp recipients. This operation resulted in the largest combined financial fraud loss for a food stamp trafficking takedown in history.

Is this true?

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    Shouldn't the title address what point is being questioned? And what's the relevance of their faith? – jeffronicus Nov 20 '18 at 18:32
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    Also tapainfo seems EXTREMELY suspicious for a possible fake news site. The about us page, in particular, isn't even filled out, but instead has the latin copypasta "Lorem Ipsum" used as placeholder text. – DenisS Nov 20 '18 at 18:34
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    For anyone having issues with the article referenced, just click on the DOJ link that KDog also provided. If you have as much issue with the DOJ release, tighten your foil hat. From the DOJ press release - "This operation resulted in the largest combined financial fraud loss for a food stamp trafficking takedown in history." The DOJ claiming that seems notable. – PoloHoleSet Nov 20 '18 at 18:43
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    I can agree that the question "Is this the largest food stamp bust in history?" Is legit. What I can't agree with is the use of tapainfo.com as a website. The website is trying to conflate Muslims with this case, which, in addition to being irrelevant, isn't even true if you read the actual indictment. I'm going to rewrite the question without using tapainfo.com because using that site as the primary source will earn a close vote from me for lacking notability. – DenisS Nov 20 '18 at 18:46
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    Another reason to not trust tapainfo : the DOJ release was from over a year ago. – DenisS Nov 20 '18 at 18:49

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