A 49th suspect arrested in the Feeding Our Future scandal

Mohamed Muse Noor, of Blaine, was arrested before he could board a flight to Istanbul, Turkey. He is the 49th suspect to be arrested in the Feeding Our Future scandal.

The Sahan Journal reports that Noor is a local media personality that goes by the name Deeq Darajo. He was arrested at O’Hare airport in Chicago.

According to a complaint filed in U.S. District Court today, Noor’s company Xogmaal Media took $500,000 out of the free-food program through his sponsor Feeding Our Future.

The FBI claims that Noor was working with his cousin, Abdikerm Eidleh, a former Feeding Our Future employee, now an indicted fugitive. The FBI believes that Eidleh is now living in Mogadishu, Somalia.

The FBI claims that Xogmaal’s food distribution site was registered at 2222 Park Avenue Minneapolis (page 8, paragraph 28). According to records on file at the Minnesota Department of Education the free food site associated with 2222 Park Avenue most recently is registered to a Nural-Iman Institute. It is not clear what relationship exists, if any, between Xogmaal and Nural-Iman.

The previous year, a site was registered to Feeding Our Future under the Child and Adult Care Food program (CACFP) to Xogmaal Media at the 2222 Park Avenue address. The maximum capacity listed for the site was 1,500 children per day.

There is no feeding site currently registered at that address.

According to the FBI, the Xogmaal site, at its peak, claimed to be serving exactly 1,500 children per day, seven days a week.

Xogmaal hosts a news site on Facebook. They even covered the Feeding Our Future arrests which hit the new last week:

In Case You Missed It

Bill Glahn spoke to a live audience online about the Feeding Our Future fraud on Tuesday, September 13. He addressed the recent indictments, spoke about where the investigation is headed, and answered some burning questions.