Federal prosecutors say a 45-year-old man has been given probation for lying to Omaha housing authorities and operating an unlicensed money business.
Prosecutors say Abdiaziz Yosuf Mohamed was given three years' probation and ordered to make restitution of $1,600.
Investigators say Mohamed operated and partially owned International Financial Services, which was on the promises of Omaha International Food Mart that Mohamed also partially owned. Prosecutors say Mohamed didn't obtain the required license for International Financial Services. The business transmitted money to a bank in the United Arab Emirates. The money then went to people in Somalia.
Prosecutors also say Mohamed didn't tell the Omaha Housing Authority about his business equity and ownership of a $100,000 CD. The omissions violated rules regarding application for Section 8 housing assistance, which Mohamed received.