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Juror in Feeding Our Future trial excused after woman offers bag of $120,000 in cash to acquit defendants

Dressed in black, a mysterious woman arrived at a juror's suburban house late Sunday night, clutching a party bag stuffed with wads of cash, nearly $120,000 in all.

It was a present for the 23-year-old juror in the Feeding Our Future federal trial, the woman explained to the juror's father-in-law, who answered the door just before 9 p.m. If the juror voted to acquit the seven defendants in the fraud case, there would "be more of that present tomorrow," the woman said, handing over a white floral gift bag filled with $100, $50 and $20 bills, according to an FBI search warrant filed Monday.

The juror immediately reported the incident to Spring Lake Park police and turned over the bag of cash to the FBI, which is investigating the incident. The juror was dismissed before the jury gathered in the Minneapolis courtroom Monday morning.


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