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Here’s everyone who pleaded guilty in the Feeding Our Future investigation

Guilty pleas in the Feeding Our Future fraud investigation began to trickle in three weeks after the US Attorney’s office first announced charges against dozens of suspects. Four defendants pleaded guilty in the case.

Like Sahan Journal follows the growing number of defendants in the case– which currently has 50 people – we will also follow all defendants who plead guilty. This story will be updated as more defendants plead.

Federal prosecutors call Feeding Our Future investigation largest COVID-19 pandemic relief fraud case in nation; at least $250 million was allegedly diverted from the federal government. The case alleges that several nonprofit organizations defrauded the federal government of money intended to feed underprivileged children. Instead of feeding the children, the defendants allegedly embezzled the money and spent it on personal items, including real estate, flashy cars and luxury vacations.

Sponsoring organizations such as Feeding Our Future received the federal funds and then distributed them to smaller groups, also called food sites, meant to feed the children.

Joey Peters is a reporter for the Sahan Journal. He has been a journalist for 15 years. Before joining Sahan Journal, he worked for nearly a decade in New Mexico, where his reporting led to his resignation…
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