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Food stamp fraud investigation. When should I speak to an attorney and what legal action can be taken against me

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"If there is enough evidence, or if the offense is severe enough to warrant criminal charges, you may be formally charged with criminal food stamp fraud. If found guilty, not only will you be disqualified from the program, but you may also be fined and/or sentenced to prison. In cases of extreme or serious fraud, the fines can be as high as $100,000 or more, and prison time can be as much as 25 years." https://federalcriminallawcenter.com/2014/12/penalties-food-stamp-fraud/

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