MINNEAPOLIS — A Brooklyn Park man has pleaded responsible to his involvement within the $250 million Feeding Our Future fraud scheme.
Court docket paperwork say Liban Yasin Alishire, 42, enrolled providers he helped function — Neighborhood Enhancement Providers and Lake Road Kitchen — within the Federal Youngster Vitamin Program.
Alishire admitted that after enrolling in this system, he started submitting fraudulent claims and falsified invoices to doc the acquisition of meals and the preparation and submission of falsified attendance rosters with names of youngsters who obtained meals.
Neighborhood Enhancement Providers claimed to have served over 800,000 meals between February and October 2021. Lake Road Kitchen claimed to have served over 70,000 meals between December 2020 and April 2021.
The 2 providers obtained greater than $1 million in funds from the Federal Youngster Vitamin Program, courtroom paperwork state. Alishire transferred a lot of the cash to himself and others through shell firms — in whole, he claimed over $700,000 for himself.
One among his shell firms used among the cash to buy the Karibu Palms Resort in Diani Seaside, Kenya.
Alishire will forfeit a ship and trailer, a pickup truck, an residence unit in Kenya, the Karibu Palms Resort and pays over $700,000 because of the plea settlement.
A sentencing listening to will probably be scheduled at a later time.
In all, prosecutors say $250 million meant to feed hungry youngsters went to complement individuals concerned within the fraud. Overin connection.
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