O’FALLON, IL. (KMOX) – The manager of a Metro East convenience store is sentenced for defrauding the government for more than 1-point-5 million dollars in a food stamp scheme.

Rami Mohammad of O’fallon managed a Quick Stop in Washington Park.

Federal prosecutors say he got food stamps from customers and paid them half their value in cash. He would then ring up a false purchase and collect the full amount from the government.

Mohammad a citizen of Jordan who is in the country legally was sentenced to 33 months in prison and and ordered to pay the money ($1,590,409.31)  back.

Officials say he will likely be sent back to Jordan after serving the time.

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