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Feeding Our Future fraud investigation casts scrutiny on Minnesota nonprofits

 

December 27, 2022

Elizabeth Flores, Star Tribune file

FBI agents raided Feeding our Future, Minneapolis, in January 2022.

After reading the news about Feeding Our Future, the donor had a pressing question for Nonoko Sato: "How do we know an organization is fraudulent?"

Nonprofits across Minnesota are facing similar questions because of the Feeding Our Future investigation, involving more than $250 million in alleged fraud - the largest pandemic-related fraud in the United States, prosecutors say, and one of the largest federal fraud cases ever in the state.

As the legislative session approaches on Jan. 3, nonprofits also are bracing for new state regulations in response to the scandal. Sato, the executive director of the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits, said she welcomes strong oversight but worries about new "blanket rules" for the diverse range of nonprofits.

https://www.startribune.com/feeding-our-future-fraud-investigation-casts-scrutiny-on-minnesota-nonprofits/600238797/

 

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