A public official finds herself in a difficult position after allegations of wrongdoing on her part and the part of the organization she runs, the Department of Human Services, have come to light. Specifically, these accusations related to potential fraud in how the DHS investigates Minnesota child care organizations. This official adamantly maintains her innocence and claims the probe is simply an effort to derail her political career.
A Minnesota credit union's former chief executive officer (CEO) and president has been accused of stealing more than $2.5 million. She is therefore scheduled for an arraignment in late March on a felony charge of fraud. The arraignment will take place over five years following the credit union's financial collapse.
A grain elevator manager in Minnesota has been accused of treating himself to safaris with the millions of dollars he allegedly stole from the company over a period of 15 years. However, he recently decided to surrender to federal officials after being formally charged with mail fraud and tax evasion. He will reportedly plead guilty to the crimes in mid-February.
Three women in Minnesota have been accused of stealing money intended to help homeless individuals. They currently face fraud charges. According to federal prosecutors, the women pilfered thousands of dollars while working at Catholic Charities.
Two chiropractors in Minnesota were recently sentenced to years behind bars for engaging in fraudulent activity. Specifically, they participated in separate insurance schemes through which they were able to acquire millions of dollars. The two men facing prison time for fraud are 34 and 40 years old.
A man in Minnesota was recently convicted in federal court on criminal charges after spearheading a scheme aimed at bilking wind energy customers out of millions of dollars. The scheme took place over the course of several years. The man convicted of fraud in connection with the scheme is 52 years old.
Federal officials recently reported that they have been conducting a major investigation into companies that they believe were part of a scheme involving immigrants. One of these companies, the pork-producing Christensen Farms, is located in Minnesota. The individuals being targeted by federal agents in Minnesota are said to have committed the crimes of both money laundering and fraud.
Being taken into custody for fraudulent activity in Minnesota can understandably be unsettling. Fortunately, those accused of fraud have the right to defend themselves vigorously in criminal court. Several types of fraud charges are possible, with one of them being insurance fraud.