(Minneapolis, MN) — Only seven of the 48 people charged in the Feeding Our Future meal fraud scheme are behind bars. Mekfira Hussein is one of those in custody and had booked a one-way flight to Ethiopia that was set to leave Tuesday night. Prosecutors say she stole nearly seven-million dollars through her nonprofit under the sponsorship of Feeding Our Future in October 2020. The complaint against her alleges she paid over 80-thousand dollars in kickbacks to a Feeding Our Future employee, who is also named as a defendant in the indictments but is no longer in the U.S.
Only Seven Of 48 Charged In Meal Fraud Scheme Jailed
By Ashley Hanley|2022-09-22T05:47:59-05:00September 22nd, 2022|
About the Author: Ashley Hanley
Ashley (Goettl) Hanley is a North Mankato native and Mankato West graduate who made the switch from TV journalism to radio. After five years at KEYC News 12, Ashley is thrilled to be working for KTOE News. Ashley and her husband John, and son John, enjoy spending time in the community. You can also find Ashley coaching and playing softball and supporting her brother on the MSU football team and her sister with Scarlet athletics. Even though she went to the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, Ashley kept her Minnesota roots and is a big Twins and Vikings fan!