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Minnesota Department of Education seeks over $500K in legal fees from Feeding Our Future

The state Department of Education wants more than $583,000 back for defending itself in what it is calling a "sham" lawsuit from Feeding Our Future.

The nonprofit, accused this week of running a massive scheme to defraud the government of more than $250 million, had sued the Education Department in 2020 after the state cut off its funding, citing concerns over astronomical growth in the number of poor children it claimed to be feeding during the pandemic.

The Education Department is claiming that Feeding Our Future's lawsuit was just a distraction to keep the state from uncovering the fraud and wants its legal fees and other related costs from Feeding Our Future's lawsuit repaid, according to documents filed Wednesday in Dakota County District Court.


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