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Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Luciano Estevez, 50, and Jose Garcia, 52, both of Camden; and Juan Melo, 56, of Woodlynne, New Jersey, are charged by separate complaints with one count each of conspiracy to defraud the United States and one count each of defrauding the U. They appeared this afternoon before U.
A fourth defendant, Octavio Rodriguez, 50, of Pennsauken, New Jersey, is charged with the same crimes and remains at large. SNAP, formerly known as the food stamp program, is a program administered by the USDA to assist low-income individuals and families with the purchase of groceries and food items. Estevez, Rodriguez, Garcia, Melo, and others allegedly targeted low-income individuals who possessed or had access to EBT cards, and unlawfully purchased the cards from these individuals in exchange for cash and controlled substances. The defendants used the unlawfully procured EBT cards to purchase bulk goods and food items from large national superstores.
These goods and food items were then resold in small convenience and grocery stores owned or affiliated with the defendants or their associates, resulting in a profit for the defendants. Scott Thomson; the U. State Police; the N. Department of Treasury and the National Guard, with the investigation leading to the arrests. The government is represented by Assistant U. Attorney Christina O. Hud of the U. The charges and allegations in the complaint are merely accusations, and the defendants are pd innocent unless and until convicted.
You are here U. Attorneys » District of New Jersey » News. Department of Justice. Tuesday, August 13, According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court: Estevez, Rodriguez, Garcia, Melo, and others allegedly targeted low-income individuals who possessed or had access to EBT cards, and unlawfully purchased the cards from these individuals in exchange for cash and controlled substances.
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