Father, son sentenced for running Newark food stamp fraud scheme

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(AP) - A father and son have been sentenced for running a scheme to illegally exchange nearly $3.5 million in food stamp benefits for cash at a supermarket where they worked.

Sixty-year-old Juan Perdomo was sentenced Tuesday to 38 months in federal prison. His 35-year-old son, Jose Perdomo, was ordered Thursday to serve 15 months of home detention and five years of probation.

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The two Newark men had pleaded guilty last year to fraud and other charges.

Juan Perdomo managed the M&R Supermarket in Newark, and his son worked at the business. Prosecutors have said the illegal exchanges occurred between October 2015 and September 2018.

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