Wife of Immigrant D.C. Lawyer Worth $1.5 Million Arrested For Food Stamp, Welfare Fraud
An Arlington, Va., woman allegedly falsified welfare applications to receive more than $100,000 in benefits while her husband raked in $1.5 million salary.
Daily Caller reports:
Police say Helen Agbapuruonwu, mother of four, collected food stamps and Medicaid benefits from 2010 to 2016, while here husband, Fidelis Agbapuruonwu, was earning $1.5 million as a lawyer in Washington, D.C., NBC News 4 reports.
Helen Agbapuruonwu “fraudulently obtained public assistance in excess of $100,000 under false pretenses” police allege, and she has been charged “with felony welfare fraud and document forgery,” according to a police report.
Fidelis Agbapuruonwu, who immigrated to the U.S. from Nigeria in the 1990s, worked as an associate at Mayer Brown in D.C., according to his LinkedIn profile. A spokesman for Mayer Brown told NBC 4 that Agbapuruonwu no longer works there. Agbapuruonwu received a Paul & Daisy Soros Scholarship for New Americans, which he used to pay for law school at Ohio State University.
Court officials believe that Agbapuruonwu may have “fled the country and is somewhere in Africa,” NBC News reports.
This is just the tip of the iceberg with welfare and food stamp fraud. Immigrants aren’t even coming here to work anymore and even if they do, they still exploit our generous yet flawed welfare system. The fact that this woman was able to abuse the welfare system for 6 years undetected is shameful.
— The Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) March 13, 2017