May 6, 2009, - 1:52 pm

Religion of Food Stamp Fraud, Episode #334,271

By Debbie Schlussel
Hmmm . . . for the life of me, I can’t figure out why what these people did is wrong. After all, aren’t we supposed to be tolerant of others’ lifestyles and values that are different than our own?
That’s what they keep telling us.
I wrote about this charming couple, last year. Now they’ve finally been sentenced. A question that hasn’t been answered: how much of this money did these Shi’ite Muslims send back to Hezbollah in their native Lebanon?

A Dearborn[ISTAN] man and wife who ran a Detroit convenience store were both sent to prison for food stamp fraud, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced Tuesday.
Wasfi Shalhout, 50, was sentenced to 36 months in prison. His wife, Fatima Shalhout, 43, was sentenced to 30 months in prison.


The Shalhouts, who ran Ann’s Market in Detroit, were sentenced Monday by U.S. District Judge Paul D. Borman.
The Court was told the couple tried to defraud the federal government of about $1.3 million by paying customers about 50 cents on the dollar for their food stamp benefits, then getting reimbursed by the government for the entire amount. . . .
Attorney Harold Fried said in a sentencing memorandum that Wasfi Shalhout “is extremely remorseful for his actions,” and “realizes that he has humiliated, embarrassed and shamed himself, his children, and all those who have supported him.”

Uh, no, they are extremely “remorseful” that they got caught. And so nice that these Shi’ite Muslim Hezbollah constituents hired an “evil Zionist” lawyer to defend them. Typical.

U.S. District Judge Paul Borgman sentenced Fatima Shalhout, 43, president, secretary and treasurer of Ranyah Management Inc. doing business as Ann’s Market, and Wasfi Shalhout, 50, the company operations and business manager. . . .
The Shalhouts allegedly charged a total of $1.26 million in fraudulent transactions, but restitution was for only $1.17 million. The government had already seized about $80,000 through warrants in the case.

Yeah, good luck getting that money back. Like I said, it’s already been invested in some Hezbo rockets, back home, aimed at Israel.
It should be noted that this and other food stamp busts of Muslims in and around Dearbornistan and Detroit were the work NOT of the incompetent FBI. In this case, the successful investigation was the work of IRS agents and those who work for the Department of Agriculture’s Office of the Inspector General. Most other successful cases like this–where food stamp fraud in Michigan is foiled (and usually perpetrated by Muslim Arabs)–are the work of the Michigan State Police and a special unit run by Michigan State Police Detective Lt. Marty Bugbee.

12 Responses

Yet another peek into the inner workings of the muzlum “mind”. That’s all they know how to do – scam the system and use Western Laws against the Infidel. It’s obviously against their “religion” to be honest – after all, mohammad instructed his followers to screw the Infidel any way they can.

Thee_Bruno on May 6, 2009 at 2:21 pm

Debbie, you must have incorrectly copied from the original story. You version says that he received 36 months for stealing 1.26 million, surely the judge sentenced him to 360 months instead. /s
[R: HA! IF ONLY. . . . DS]

Rick on May 6, 2009 at 3:19 pm

The bridge on the card must work between Dearborn and Lebanon! Eh…posted to twitter Deb…

ob3 on May 6, 2009 at 3:55 pm

I think an “honor suicide” would be in order.

lexi on May 6, 2009 at 4:37 pm

The investigators need to come to the Los Angeles area where food stamps are exchanged for hard cash at just about every little mini market check cashing establishment around in the open by mostly Illegal Aliens.
My guess from over hearing the conversations is around 50 cents on the dollar and maybe a bit higher if they exchange them for booze or cigarettes.
Why they do not use ATM type cards to stop this nonsense is beyond me.

ScottyDog on May 7, 2009 at 7:27 pm

Thanks for the cudos Deb. Unfortunately, the Governors Executive Order cut out a large part of our funding to run that unit, in spite of the millions we bring back to the state in seized assets from the perpetrators.
Det Lt M

MGB on May 8, 2009 at 4:00 pm

Wow! What does this have to do with religion? Yes I completely agree that they should be punished for defrauding the government but are you suggesting that ALL non-muslims are angels? All crimes committed are committed by and for Islam?

whatever on December 30, 2009 at 1:38 pm

u guys are ignorant..i am real good friends with this family… fisrt… they arent from lebanon!!! and they dont live in dearborn!!! its funny how as soon as an arabic family is brought up they automatically have to be muslims, terrorist or sending money to some terror group!! and all that money the gov said they made is a lie!!! they didnt even make no where near half of that money…and the only reason they pleaded guilty is because the lawyer told them to and everything will be fine but what they dontknow is that the lawyer is a JEW and played his money and put them in jail…even the proscuter said it herself…”as soon as i heard u guys plead guily, i knew ur lawyer played u”…please people stop jumping to conclusin if u dont know the whole story!!!

dont worry on January 6, 2010 at 4:24 pm

oh and by the way…they arent even shi’ite muslims!! again get ur facts straight

dont worry on January 6, 2010 at 4:26 pm

Debbie…seriously lady…you go after judge david turfe, you go after lola elzein, and now ur going after the shalhouts?? its funny, theyr all extremely close friend of mine.

Either way, get your facts straight. the family is not even lebanese…theyr not shiites, idiot….you could have found this out easily through google …dumbass…do your research before blabbing on about nonsense. point being. i will be seeing you soon..

I’ll be wearing red.

dont worry's sister on June 4, 2010 at 7:36 pm

The other day as I sat in a mist of snow. I decided to google my fathers name. It became evident that muslims in this country have become shunned as did many japanese americans did during ww2 in this country. With this is mind I write this response as the son of this alleged “terrorist.”

The problem with bloggers (this also goes for me) is that fact is not necessary. My father is Palestinian, not from lebanon. Yes crime was committed and time is currently being served but these allegations are far from the truth.

There is no shame to my family or our name. To quote a mentor of mine….”shit happens.”

Professor Saddam W. Shalhout III on January 24, 2011 at 3:57 pm

    Saddam, I know you, your black, how could wasfie be your daddy.

    big guy on March 10, 2011 at 10:52 pm

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