State representative indicted in alleged food stamp scam

Ceci Velasquez
Ceci Velasquez

By Gary Grado | Arizona Capitol Times

A state grand jury has indicted a Democratic lawmaker on allegations she ripped off the state’s food stamp program.

Cecilia Velasquez, D-Litchfield Park, stands accused of fraud, unlawful use of food stamps, and theft by misrepresentation, all low-level felonies.

Velasquez denied the charges on Twitter.

“I have done nothing wrong!” she wrote. “This is a political witch hunt. I’m confident that justice WILL prevail once all the facts are known.”

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