"Pastor" Michael Salman Accused of Fraud -- Anyone Surprised?

See also: Michael Salman Indicted for AHCCCS Fraud, Faces Multiple Felony Charges

Ex-gang member/Pastor Michael Salman and his wife are accused of defrauding AHCCCS -- the state's Medicaid program -- to the tune of $73,000.

Salman, the one-time party headliner for Sheriff Joe Arpaio, was indicted by a grand jury on several felony charges related to lying about his household income to receive AHCCCS benefits.

His brother's also accused of ripping off AHCCCS, Attorney General Tom Horne announced yesterday.

AHCCCS' inspector general's office told us that it can't consider releasing reports that are  being used in criminal prosecutions so we'll have to wait a bit for all the details.

Salman has been passing off questionable claims about himself (almost exclusively related to religious persecution) for years now, which started with his illegal backyard church -- the reason he's currently serving a 60-day jail sentence.

As far as his latest indictment, is anyone really surprised that Salman is accused of fraud?

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