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Fourth defendant in Feeding Our Future case pleads guilty

Abdul Abubakar Ali pleaded guilty on Wednesday to conspiracy to commit wire fraud


October 27, 2022

Mark Vancleave, Star Tribune

Abdul Abubakar Ali pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy to commit wire fraud related to the massive Feeding Our Future case Wednesday in Minneapolis.

A fourth Minnesotan pleaded guilty Wednesday for his part in a massive federal nutrition program scandal, admitting to fabricating paperwork claiming to serve 1.3 million meals to thousands of needy kids in St. Paul but not actually serving any.

Abdul Abubakar Ali, 40, of St. Paul changed his plea in federal court, admitting to his role in the Feeding Our Future fraud case - a scheme that prosecutors have called the largest pandemic-related fraud case in the country.

Ali admitted to writing fake invoices during the COVID-19 pandemic. Under questioning from U.S. District Judge Nancy Brasel, Ali said yes when asked whether he created sham companies to send the money "basically straight into your pockets."


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