One is sentenced to prison. Dad gets no jail time.
This is an update (thanks to a reader) of the Syracuse convenience store case where Palestinian Dad and two sons conspired to steal a lottery ticket worth five million dollars from a man who was drug-impaired at the time.
You might want to revisit our 2012 post for background. This is part of an on-going hobby of mine to report on crimes at immigrant-run Mom & Pop grocery stores. I wouldn’t be surprised if this trio was also into the food stamp fraud racket.
Here is the news last week at the Huffington Post:
SYRACUSE, N.Y. — A central New York maintenance worker duped out of a winning $5 million scratch-off ticket will get his money next month, seven years after being scammed out of the jackpot, state lottery officials said Thursday.
The Gaming Commission has verified that the ticket belongs to Robert Miles of Syracuse, officials at the agency said. He’s expected to receive his jackpot within the next couple of weeks.
Read it all.
Now here is a report about the one brother, Andy Ashkar who was sentenced to prison time in July.
Ten months ago, Andy Ashkar, was receiving congratulatory calls after news spread that he and his brother claimed a $5 million lottery prize. This week, Ashkar is behind bars after a judge sentenced him to 8 to 25 years for having the ticket that was stolen from his parents’ convenience store.
During his sentencing on Tuesday in Syracuse, N.Y., Onondaga County Court Judge Joseph Fahey told Ashkar, 35, “You exhibited some of the most rapacious greed I’ve seen in a long, long time.”
Here is a story about Daddy Ashkar who was convicted of a felony, but received no jail time.
Just for your information, we don’t take too many Palestinian “refugees” so it’s not clear how this family of crooks got here but possibly through one of the State Department’s “investor visa” programs. Reminder! This is a wide-open field for investigation by a blogger wannabe!
For more on problems in Syracuse, go here, for all of our posts on the joys of diversity in that “welcoming” refugee resettlement city. Among other things, you will learn more about immigrant “entrepreneurs” scamming the US taxpayer through food stamp fraud.