48 indicted in Feeding Our Future scandal

The U.S. Attorney for Minnesota, Andy Luger, announced the indictments today (Sept. 20) of 47 individuals in the Feeding Our Future scandal. Scroll to the bottom for the latest developments.

If you are new to the story, and want to be brought up to date, check out the coverage of the Sahan Journal. Here is a useful backgrounder from the Star Tribune.

This post is a round up of primary documents and recent media stories. For past posts on the Feeding Our Future Scandal, go to this link.


Aimee Bock and the Safari Restaurant figures can be found here.

Empire Cuisine figures can be found here.

S&S Catering figures can be found here.

Haji Kitchen figures can be found here.

Lake Street Kitchen figures can be found here.

Brava Restaurant (Rochester) figures can be found here.

Later on Tuesday, a 48th suspect was arrested before she could board a flight to Ethiopia on a one-way ticket. We profiled the suspect, Mekfira Hussein, here back in June. The FBI affidavit for this case is here.

We’ve been tracking this story from the beginning.

International news:


Daily Mail

The Guardian

National news:

New York Times

Associated Press

Local news:

Star Tribune — Two Minneapolis city officials are among those charged in the case.

KTTC — Four Rochester residents among those charged associated with the Brava Restaurant.

KARE 11 — Report from Willmar

Eden Prairie Local News

Latest Developments:

KARE 11: Reports that three suspects have fled the country.

Star Tribune: Reports on the system of bribes and kickbacks inside the Feeding Our Future pyramid.

Fox 9: Reports on the Department of Education’s lawsuit against Feeding Our Future.

WCCO: Reports on some of the campaign donations made by the suspects to local Democrats.

Pioneer Press: Gov. Walz “pushes back” on criticism of his administration in the handling of the scandal.

Star Tribune editorial.

This story is developing…check back here for additional details.