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Almost all defendants in Feeding Our Future fraud trial will rest their case without calling witnesses

In a surprise move, attorneys for six of the seven defendants in the Feeding Our Future trial said Tuesday that they'll rest their case without calling any witnesses.

Federal prosecutors finished their case Tuesday after four weeks of testimony from more than 30 witnesses. They presented 1,300 exhibits to the jury in the high-profile case, seeking to show that defendants defrauded the federal government out of millions of dollars meant to feed children in need.

Defense attorneys indicated in court documents that they had their own reams of paperwork as well as photos and videos of meal distributions to show that their clients - who all have ties to a Shakopee restaurant - provided real food to real children across Minnesota.


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