Ramsey County Attorney John Choi
Three people have been charged with using other people’s food stamps to purchase groceries and ship them to Africa at a profit. According to the criminal complaints, the group operating the scheme bought up EBT cards from those on SNAP, usually buying them from people at homeless shelters.
After five days of deliberation, a jury could not come to a unanimous decision in the case of a St. Paul sex trafficking ring that targeted vulnerable teenage girls, according to the Ramsey County Attorney. A trial date has now been set for early September, according to the attorney, in the case that prosecutes two brothers and their two uncles for sex trafficking at least 10 known victims.
Two St. Paul brothers, their uncles and a woman are now facing charges of sex trafficking that spanned over the last couple years, the Ramsey County Attorney’s Office announced Wednesday.
A court appearance is set for Monday for a Brooklyn Park man charged with kidnapping his wife and embarking on a dramatic six to seven hour ride of terror before getting arrested in Washington County.
A St. Paul man pled guilty Monday of two counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct.