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Feds: Minnesota food scheme stole $250M; 47 people charged

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The scheme is the largest Covid-19-related fraud uncovered by investigators to date. The defendants are facing a range of charges, including conspiracy, wire fraud, money laundering, and paying and receiving illegal kickbacks. Prosecutors say the defendants used the proceeds of the scheme to buy real estate in Minnesota, Kenya and Turkey.
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US charges dozens with $250m pandemic relief fraud

Money meant for needy children was instead allegedly spent on property, cars and other luxury goods.

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'Brazen scheme' allegedly stole $250 mln from pandemic child food program, U.S. says

Federal prosecutors on Tuesday unveiled criminal charges against 47 people they accuse of stealing about $250 million from a federal aid program meant to help feed children during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Minnesota schemers allegedly swindle $250m in largest pandemic fraud yet

Forty-seven people have been charged in the ‘astonishing display of deceit’ over providing food for low-income children

2 months ago·London, United Kingdom
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U.S.: 48 exploited pandemic to steal $250M from food program

Federal authorities charged 48 people in Minnesota with conspiracy and other counts in what they said Tuesday was the largest pandemic-related fraud scheme yet, stealing US$250 million from a federal program that provides meals to low-income children.

2 months ago·Toronto, Canada
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Feds: Minnesota food scheme stole $250M; 47 people charged

Federal authorities have charged 47 people in what they say was a massive scheme to take advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic and defraud the government of $250 million

2 months ago·London, United Kingdom
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'A brazen scheme': 47 charged with siphoning $250M from COVID-19 child meal program

Suspects are accused of using a local nonprofit organization as cover and spending federal COVID-19 money on luxury cars, houses and jewelry.

2 months ago·United States
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