Trial set in food stamps fraud case

Trial set in food stamps fraud case

A federal judge has scheduled an April 22 trial for a man facing six counts of food stamp fraud.

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal judge has scheduled an April 22 trial for a man facing six counts of food stamp fraud.

Stanley Jones is accused of lying on food stamp applications in 2008 by representing that nobody in his household had been convicted of a drug-related felony since 1996.

He pleaded not guilty in U.S. District Court in Jackson on March 20.

Court records say the case originated in Jackson.

Anyone convicted of a drug related felony after August 22, 1996, is prohibited from receiving benefits under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, commonly known as food stamps.


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