US charges dozens with $250m pandemic relief fraud

US charges dozens with $250m pandemic relief fraud

newsdesk |
September 21, 2022

US prosecutors have charged 47 people in the largest Covid relief fraud scheme alleged to date.

New Delhi, 21 September 2022

As per news report of BBC, the suspects are accused of stealing $250m (£220m) from a government aid programme that was supposed to feed children in need during the pandemic. They allegedly spent the spoils on properties, cars and luxury goods. A Minnesota non-profit organisation, Feeding Our Future, is accused of orchestrating the plot. Founder Aimee Bock denies any wrongdoing. A lawyer for Ms Bock told the BBC: "We have maintained our innocence from the first day."

Source - BBC


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