BALTIMORE (AP) — A Baltimore man has been sentenced to nearly four years in prison for defrauding the federal food stamp program of $1.2 million.

Abdo Mohamed Nagi was sentenced to 46 months in prison Wednesday and ordered to forfeit $1.2 million. He pleaded guilty to food stamp and wire fraud in July.

Prosecutors say between February 2011 and May 2013, Nagi cashed in the food stamp benefits of his customers at his convenience store. Prosecutors say Nagi would keep half the cash and the people who brought in food stamp cards would keep the rest.

Nagi is the last of 10 Baltimore store owners indicted last September with food stamp fraud charges. The rest have been sentenced to up to 38 months in prison and ordered to forfeit up to $1.4 million.

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