A white and wealthy Ohio man was found guilty of accepting more than $8,300 in food stamps and other welfare benefits, including Medicaid, over a two-year period for his suburban family.
The question now is, will he actually spend time in jail, or will being rich and white win out yet again?
According to WKYC, #PascalMahvi, who has been dubbed the “Food Stamp Millionaire,” was convicted Friday of two fraud-related charges stemming from his acceptance and use of all the welfare benefits that are usually meant to be provided to those in need.
His sentencing is expected to come within the next four to six weeks, and prosecutors are supposedly seeking jail time for the wealthy #GeaugaCounty man. “We’re absolutely going to recommend time behind bars,” Prosecutor #JamesFlaiz said. “I think people have to understand, if you abuse the system that taxpayers have set up to help the poor and you defraud that system, there needs to be consequences.”