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47 people charged in $250 Million Feeding Our Future fraud scheme

MINNEAPOLIS (KVRR) — The founder of Feeding Our Future and 46 others have been charged in what federal officials are calling the largest pandemic fraud in the country. U.S. Attorney Andrew Luger of Minnesota announced charges against founder Aimee Bock and others that include conspiracy, wire fraud, money laundering, and bribery. Authorities allege the massive fraud scheme took at least…

Former Sheriff Reaches Plea Deal To Avoid Felony Charges

Johnny Lawson Was The Former Sheriff of Wells County, North Dakota

FESSENDEN, N.D. — A former sheriff who is facing charges for dealing drugs and bribery has agreed to plead guilty to a pair of misdemeanors. 42-year-old Johnny Lawson agreed to the deal during a hearing with District Court Judge Daniel Narum. The judge rejected an earlier plea deal calling for the former Wells County sheriff to plead guilty to a…

Prosecutors Say Former Wells County Sheriff is a Danger to Others

He's scheduled to be back in court in September

WELLS COUNTY, ND — A judge is allowing the former sheriff of Wells County to travel to South Dakota and Montana, if it’s work-related. The ruling was made during a bond hearing for Johnny Lawson who is charged with conspiracy to deliver drugs, bribery and other counts. Wells County State’s Attorney Kathleen Murray opposed the motion, saying Lawson was a…