Jurors convict 5 defendants in $40 million Minnesota food fraud scheme

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A jury convicted five Minnesota residents but acquitted two others Friday for their roles in a scheme to steal more than $40 million which was supposed to feed children during the coronavirus pandemic. The case gained attention after someone tried to bribe a junior with a bag of $120,000 in cash. That … Read more

Feds search for person who left $120,000 bag with promise to get more with food fraud juror

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota authorities have confiscated cellphones and taken all seven defendants into custody as investigators try to determine who tried to bribe a juror with a bag of cash containing $120,000 to get him to acquit them. theft charges More than $40 million from a program to feed children during the pandemic. The … Read more

Prosecutors dismiss charges against Minnesota trooper who shot motorist Ricky Cobb

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Prosecutors consider dismissing murder and manslaughter charges against a white Minnesota state trooper who fatally shot Ricky CobbIIa black motorist as Cobb attempted to drive away from a traffic stop, saying the decision followed recent statements from the officer’s attorney and a new analysis of video from the scene. Hennepin County Attorney … Read more

Minneapolis police officer dies in ambush that kills 2 others, including suspected shooter

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minneapolis police officer responding to a shooting call was ambushed and killed Thursday as he stopped to help a man who appeared to be a victim. That man ended up shooting the officer, authorities said. The death of Officer Jamal Mitchell occurred during a chaotic situation involving two crime scenes located … Read more