FBI Arrest Issac Sofer Food Stamp Fraud

The Federal Bureau of Investigation arrested a prominent Brooklyn Satmar community activist Issac Sofer on Thursday morning on charges that he lied in order to obtain food stamps. Sofer was the public face of his community’s support for Bill de Blasio during the 2013 mayoral campaign. According to a complaint unsealed in Federal court, Sofer vastly understated his own income and assets in order to receive $30,000 in food stamps through the federal SNAP program. According to the complaint, Sofer claimed in his SANP applications that his income was between $0 per month to $25,500 per year, and that he had no substantial assets. But he told an insurance company in 2012 that he had income of $100,000 per year and assets of $600,000. Sofer also allegedly claimed in his SNAP application to have no life insurance, but was making regular $325 quarterly payments towards a $1 million policy. (Source: Forward)

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