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Wife of Immigrant D.C. Lawyer worth $1.5 Million Arrested for Food Stamp, Welfare Fraud

Welfare Reform should be a national security issue, particularly when immigrants steal from American taxpayers.

Over 40 million people live in poverty in America. But a rich Nigerian immigrant raked in welfare benefits by the truckload. And no one clued into this crime for over six years.

Immigrants before American Citizens?

In Arlington, Virginia, the immigrant wife of a successful D.C. lawyer falsified welfare applications repeatedly to receive over $100,000 in benefits. She didn’t need the money. Her husband earned a healthy living.

Immigrant welfare fraudBut why not cash in on the America that Liberalism built. Leftists have made it relatively easy.

Perhaps this is why mother of four, Helen Agbapuruonwu, collected food stamps and Medicaid benefits between 2010 and 2016, according to police. During this period, her husband, Fidelis Agbapuruonwu earned $1.5 million as a lawyer in Washington, D.C., as NBC News 4 noted.

Police allege the woman “fraudulently obtained public assistance in excess of $100,000 under false pretenses.” She has been charged “with felony welfare fraud and document forgery.”

Apparently, this family reaped multiple benefits, courtesy of the American taxpayer. It began with America welcoming her husband.

Fidelis Agbapuruonwu emigrated to the U.S. from Nigeria in the 1990s. He then received a Paul & Daisy Soros Scholarship for New Americans and went to law school at Ohio State University. Score!

He then worked for a while as an associate at Mayer Brown in D.C.

However, according to a spokesman for Mayer Brown, Fidelis hasn’t worked there in years. Moreover, officials believe the husband may have “fled the country and is somewhere in Africa.”

How’s that for a “Thank you, America!”?

The case involving the wife of Agbapuruonwu exemplifies far too much of the norm today, when it comes to welfare. Far too many immigrants come to America to get on the gravy train. And far too many Leftists allow it.

Ashley Savage, a spokeswoman for the Arlington County Police stated:

“We hope [this arrest] sends a message that if you are taking public assistance it’s truly intended for those in need, and we’re committed to ensuring those who need the most help receive it.”

This woman abused the American welfare system for 6 years undetected. Time for a new welfare reform bill.

 

 



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