Two years on, the wheels of justice in Kenya appear to be turning slowly against the Covid billionaires who siphoned funds meant to fight the pandemic in Kenya.
However, in the United States of America, the Attorney General announced Federal Charges Against 47 Defendants who were involved in a fraud scheme that resulted in the loss of Sh30 billion (USD 250 million) and was carried out through a nonprofit organization called Feeding Our Future.
The Attorney General’s Office for the District of Minnesota announced federal criminal charges against the 47 suspects for allegedly taking advantage of a federally funded child nutrition program during the Covid-19 pandemic.
“These indictments, alleging the largest pandemic relief fraud scheme charged to date, highlight the Department of Justice’s ongoing commitment to combating pandemic fraud and holding those who perpetrate it accountable,” said Attorney General Merrick B. Garland.
“The Justice Department will continue to bring to justice those who have exploited the pandemic for personal gain and stolen from American taxpayers in collaboration with agencies across government,” US Attorney Andrew M. Luger said.
Feeding Our Future opened more than 250 locations across Minnesota and fraudulently obtained and disbursed more than $240 million in Federal Child Nutrition Program funds.
In addition, the accused used the proceeds of their fraudulent scheme to buy luxury vehicles, residential and commercial real estate in Minnesota, as well as property in Ohio and Kentucky, as well as real estate in Kenya and Turkey, and to fund international travels.
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