‘That’s Not Real’: Nonprofits Express Disbelief, Frustration, Concern Over Alleged $200M Fraud By ‘Feeding Our Future’“I’ve never heard of the organization. Couldn’t believe that they were right down the street from us,” said Loaves and Fishes' Cathy Maes. “I couldn’t even understand the dollar amounts that I was reading in the newspaper."
Republicans Call For Further Investigation Of Other COVID-Related Federal Funds After Feds Investigate Nonprofit For Alleged FraudState Republicans are calling for an audit of COVID spending after details emerged about a federal investigation into an alleged large-scale fraud scheme that diverted millions intended child nutrition programs to individuals who spent lavishly.
FBI Warrants Say Twin Cities Organization Claiming To Feed Children Instead Spent Money On Cars, Trips And HomesFederal agents executed search warrants on more than a dozen properties connected to what FBI search warrants call an alleged pattern of deception, money laundering and fraud by a Minneapolis organization claiming to feed at-risk children.
Becker Corn Farmer Ordered To Repay $1.4M In USDA Loan Fraud CaseA federal judge has ordered a Becker farmer to repay $1.4 million in loan money he stole from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Twin Cities Man Faces Federal Charges For Allegedly Lying To Get $658,000 In COVID ReliefA Twin Cities man is facing federal charges after he allegedly tried to defraud more than $2 million in COVID-19 relief funds before fleeing the country.
'I Hate It For All The Victims': Ponzi Scheme Victim Speaks Out After Losing Investment To Shakopee CoupleLast week a judge granted a motion to freeze the couple's assets. Jason and Angela Bullard have one more day to give the court the estimated value of all property, along with how much investors say they are owed.
Raku Sushi Owners Charged With Tax Fraud SchemeThe Hennepin County Attorney says that the charges indicate failure to pay or collect sales taxes, as well as using an automated sales suppression device at the establishment.
Sens. Amy Klobuchar, Susan Collins Target Senior Fraud With Senate ProposalSenators from Maine and Minnesota have introduced a bill designed to stop scams that target older residents.
Brian Williams Pleads Guilty In Magazine Sales Fraud That Bilked Elderly Victims Of $29MBrian James Williams, 51, was the first to plea guilty in what Minnesota U.S. Attorney Erica MacDonald called the largest elder fraud scheme in the country.
60 Charged In Telemarketing Scam That Got $300M From 150,000 Vulnerable PeopleMinnesota U.S. Attorney Erica MacDonald announced the charges Wednesday. She called it the largest elder fraud scheme in the country.
Woman Gets 6 Months For Helping To Falsify Robberies For VisasThe U.S. Attorney's office said that Yuridia Hernandez Linares, who pleaded guilty last year, crafted a plan in which four individuals falsely reported to police that they were victims of robberies in Eden Prairie.
Minnesota Man Charged With Stealing $841K In Virus LoansA federal grand jury has indicted a St. Paul man on charges that he fraudulently obtained $841,000 in federal coronavirus loans for a business that doesn't exist.
Coronavirus In Minnesota: 3M Sues Over Fraudulent N95 RespiratorsOne of the lawsuits says the defendant tried to sell 5 billion respirators at double their list price to the state of Indiana, calling the offer an "Easter gift."
Credit Card Skimmers Found On Metro Grocery Store Self-Checkout RegistersMore than a dozen incidents of credit card skimming from across the metro are being looked at by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.
Charges: Tana Spitzengel Counterfeited Bills, Used Them To Buy Lottery TicketsA Minnesota woman is accused of being part of a couple who have been printing fake money and using it to buy lottery tickets in the north metro.