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How 48 Fraudster Steal $250 million in COVID fraud scheme.

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Covid Fraud of $250 million

About 50 people were accused on Tuesday, allegedly committing the COVID-19 fraud scheme where they were accused of stealing nearly $250,000 from federal program that was intended to provide food to the hungry kids in Minneapolis.

At a press event at the Attorney General’s office, Merrick Garland described it as “the most extensive panademic Relief fraud scam currently being investigated.”

Aimee Bock is accused of recruiting a network of people and organizations to operate as many as 250 fraudulent meal assistance sites.
Aimee Bock is accused of recruiting a network of people and organizations to operate as many as 250 fraudulent meal assistance sites.

Federal prosecutors have said that the 47 defendants orchestrated the huge fraud using loose rules and supervision during the epidemic. They are accused of blowing the money that was intended for kids who aren’t being served by the government on luxury cars and real estate.

“This was a brazen plan of staggering scale,” said Andrew Luger, US Attorney for the District of Minnesota.

Prosecutors say that the Minnesota-based charity Feeding Our Future took advantage of COVID rule change that allowed student meal assistance programs to operate on school grounds and to allow for the involvement of non-profit restaurant chains.

Federal prosecutors charged 47 people in Minnesota with allegedly defrauding a federal program meant to feed hungry children out of $250 million.
Federal prosecutors charged 47 people in Minnesota with allegedly defrauding a federal program meant to feed hungry children out of $250 million.

The indictments charge Aimee Bock who is the charity’s founder as well as director of forming an array of individuals and organisations to run up to 250 fraudulent meal assistance websites — and also cashing through federal funding that was intended to feed children during epidemic.

The funds were instead used to purchase luxurious vehicles and the purchase of property throughout Minnesota, Ohio, Kentucky and as far as Kenya and Turkey according to the federal government.

“These websites … fraudulously claimed that they were serving breakfast to thousands of children every day, within a matter of days or weeks after being created,” prosecutors said in an announcement.

To this end the defendants are accused of preparing false receipts of food purchase as well as attendance sheets that contain fake names of children they are supposed to feed.

The money instead went toward luxury vehicles and the purchase of real estate.
The money instead went toward luxury vehicles and the purchase of real estate.

One such roster was created with names from a website called listofrandomnames.com, prosecutors said.

In this regard the defendants are accused of preparing fake receipts of food purchase as well as attendance sheets that contain fake names of children that are supposed to be being served.

One such roster was created with names from a website called listofrandomnames.com, prosecutors said.

In the end they are accused of preparing fake bills for purchases of foods and attendance sheets with fake names of children who were allegedly served.

One such roster was created with names from a website called listofrandomnames.com, prosecutors said.

There are 47 of them –charged with three indictmentscomprise Bock and her associate, Abdikerm Abdelahi Eidleh, as along with 45 other defendants who are accused of aiding in the operation of fraudulent websites as part the scheme.

Andrew Luger, US Attorney for the District of Minnesota, called it a “brazen scheme of staggering proportions.”
Andrew Luger, US Attorney for the District of Minnesota, called it a “brazen scheme of staggering proportions.”

The 47 defendants — who are indicted with three separate indictmentscomprise Bock and her employee Abdikerm Abdelahi Eidleh, as along with 45 other defendants who are accused of aiding in the operation of fraud-ridden websites as part of the scheme.

They are the 47 people convicted- who are charged by three different indictmentscomprise Bock and her associate, Abdikerm Abdelahi Eidleh, as and 45 others who are charged with helping run fraudulent websites as part the scheme.

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