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I am sorry to hear about this unfortunate situation.
Unfortunately, this is in fact a very serious situation.
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Food stamps fraud is a federal felony that can subject someone who is convicted to years in federal prison.
My situation prompted me to apply.
Since you are the subject of of criminal food stamp fraud investigation, the only thing that would be proper to do is to consult and retain local criminal defense attorney and not to speak to anyone about the situation, without your local criminal attorney being present.
I applied back in December of 2011 after having a premature child and being out of work.
Unfortunately, regardless of what the facts are, anything that you say to the fraud investigator or federal agents, can and will be used against you if you are charged with this crime.
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What happens if I fail to contact the fraud investigator?
Keep in mind that you are under no obligation to speak to anyone about this alleged crime and also your right to be silent are protected by the 5th Amendment to the US Constitution which does not require anyone to make any statements that could be self-incriminating.
You do not have to talk to him and can tell him that you have a local criminal defense attorney and to contact your attorney!
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