Former Portland Halal Grocery Clerk Arrested On Bail Violation Charge

Dec 27, 2017

Federal authorities Wednesday arrested a former Portland Halal grocery clerk, facing trial in a federal welfare fraud case, for violating his bail conditions.

Abdulkareem Daham was arrested after allegedly violating conditions that barred him from using marijuana, court documents show. Daham was originally arrested in May for his alleged role in a wide-ranging, multi-million dollar effort to defraud the government of various welfare benefits.

His older brother, Ali Ratib Daham, pleaded guilty last month to three charges including fraud, money laundering and theft of funds. And the older brother agreed to pay more than $1.5 million dollars in restitution. Sentencing is not yet completed in that case.

The younger brother, Abdulkareem, faces only one count of fraud involving the federal Women and Infant Children's program. That trial is scheduled to start early next month.