Explained: The $250-million COVID-19 pandemic aid scam in America

The US Department of Justice has charged 48 people in Minnesota for stealing $250 million from a federal program designed to provide meals for needy children during the coronavirus pandemic

The Associated Press September 21, 2022 13:27:08 IST
Explained: The $250-million COVID-19 pandemic aid scam in America

US Attorney Andy Luger announced a significant COVID-related fraud case based in Minnesota on 20 September, 2022. The Department of Justice has charged 48 people in Minnesota in a $250 million scheme to defraud a federal meals program. AP

Explained The 250million COVID19 pandemic aid scam in America

The charges against Feeding Our Future say the scheme used shell companies that falsified invoices showing meals were served and submitted fake attendance rosters purporting to list the names and ages of children being fed each day. AP

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