Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Investigator Sentenced in Fraud Case

The Justice Department issued the following statement


Frank Saddler, 52, of Ridgeland, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Henry T. Wingate to serve 39 months in federal prison for extortion, announced U.S.

Attorney Mike Hurst, FBI Special Agent in Charge Christopher Freeze, and Dax Roberson,
Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of Inspector General -
Southwest Regional Office. Judge Wingate also ordered Saddler to pay $28,374.64 in restitution
to the victims and to serve three years of supervised release upon completion of his prison
sentence.

Saddler was a certified law enforcement officer working for the Mississippi Department
of Human Services charged with investigating criminal fraud related to the Supplemental
Nutrition Assistance Program (“SNAP”), a program funded by the United States Department of
Agriculture. From July 23, 2014 to June 15, 2015, Saddler extorted money from convenience
store owners who had been charged with criminal violations relating to SNAP in exchange for
not pursuing criminal charges against them. Saddler would tell store owners that they were
paying restitution to the State of Mississippi when, in fact, they were making payments to
Saddler which he deposited in his own bank account.
The case was investigated by the Office of the Inspector General for the U.S. Department
of Agriculture and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The case was prosecuted by Assistant
United States Attorney Dave Fulcher.
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13 comments:

Anonymous said...

if you can't trust a trustee, who can you trust?

Rod Knox said...

The greatest fraud in SNAP, Medicaid, Medicare and EIC checks is done by the businesses that deal with the recipients of those programs and not the individual recipients themselves apparently. But the monotonous chorus of "Welfare Queens" will continue while crimes such as this plus the multi $million crimes will be ignored with the dollar costs presumed by most critics to have gone to the poor crooks.

Who was that Florida Republican who robbed Medicaid of $millions and then got himself elected to the senate? It's likely few ever paid attention then and those few have already forgotten.

Anonymous said...

You hit the nail on the head Knox. He didn't realize he was dealing with crooks.
Yeah and the crook from Florida is the least of this country's problem!

Anonymous said...

Attn 4:04, Please learn how to type in readable English before showing how uneducated you are.

Anonymous said...

3:47 I didn't see any mention of a trustee so I don't understand your comment. Many mistake trustee when they mean trusty. A trusty is an inmate who gets special treatment and helps with work around the jail.

Anonymous said...

if the SNAP program, formerly known as FOOD STAMPS, DIDNT EXIST YOU WOULD NOT HAVE THIS TYPE OF PROBLEM. please all you social geniuses out there , TELL ME, why does a a state like mississippi , where 35% of the population is morbidly obese , need a food stamp , government give away program???????? no one is starving around here. tell me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! im just and old cotton chopper who dont know nothing. please explain!!!!!!!!!!

Boomers for Bernie said...

@11:13 PM
The majority of SNAP/EBT recipients are working class whites who earn below the poverty line and have children so they qualify for the benefit. I actually know of state employees who qualify for SNAP/EBT. Working families most likely to qualify are MDOT employees. Walmart and most retailers pay below the poverty line if you have children so many Walmart employees with children qualify for EBT and Medicare.

Anonymous said...

Most everyone receiving stamps is defrauding the govt. Everyday I see women purchasing candy with a snap card and getting a hand full of cash back while they already have a wad of cash in their purses.

I think anyone on govt assistance should be drug tested and have no more than two children. Once you're on welfare its next to impossible to get off,

Anonymous said...

@11:13 Good question, simple answer. "Bread and circuses" was the economic policy of the Romans....It is still used today. "Give them bread and circuses (i.e. entertainment and enough food), and they will never revolt".
Roman Poet - Juvenal

Another anonymous version much later: "Take away my bread and circuses, and all I have left is a pitchfork."

Anonymous said...

@11:13 you said it, you said it

Anonymous said...

Crime occurred in 2014 to 2015. Four years later we get this swift justice? That Blow Hard Judge Wingate again I suppose. Hey Knox, where did you get you superior jnfo on SNAP? probably a SNAP user.

Anonymous said...

@5:19 AM is choking on the socialism kool-aid, and hopes that if his "stats" (bovine scatology) are repeated enough times they will become the truth.

Anonymous said...

to 9:00am...you dont know much about how federal law enforcement works do you ? the feds dont get in a hurry to do anything. 14- 15 is when all this occurred and it was probably investigated some time after that. youdont know much about federal judges either do you? federal judges dont investigate and prosecute cases. they rule on them . you obviously never passed a 7th grade civics class. god must love dumbasses like you cause he makes so many of them.

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