The owner of Sky Mart in Yigo, Kun Sup Song, is sentenced to five years probation and ordered to pay back $170,000 for food stamp trafficking.
Guam – The owner of Sky Mart in Yigo was ordered to pay back the $170,000 he stole from the SNAP Program at his sentencing hearing yesterday in District Court.
Kun Sup Song pleaded guilty in March last year to unauthorized use of food stamp benefits. In addition to $170,000 in restitution, Chief Judge Frances Tydingco-Gatewood also ordered the forfeiture of $208,000 and his Toyota 4Runner. Finally, she sentenced Song to serve 8 months of home confinement and 5-years probation.
According to a release from the District Court, Song defrauded the US government by extending credit to food stamp recipients and charging them interest and also allowed customers to purchase ineligible items with their EBT card.
US Attorney Alicia Limtiaco, in a release says, “Retailers who do not follow SNAP regulations by concealing they are selling items on credit, or redeeming food stamp cards for cash or loans, will not be tolerated and are subject to criminal prosecution.”