St. Paul, M.N.— Last week the Star Tribune detailed numerous failings and missteps by Attorney General Ellison and Minnesota Department of Education in preventing the massive $250 million Feeding our Future fraud scandal. With key questions still unanswered, Representative Ron Kresha (R-Little Falls) has penned letters to the Attorney Generals' office and the Department seeking information about the decisions made and role of these offices in failing to prevent the fraud.
Kresha, the Republican lead on the Education and Finance Committee, stated he reviewed the hundreds of pages of documents regarding the scandal and identified several steps that Attorney General Ellison and Commissioner Mueller could have taken to prevent the staggering theft of taxpayer dollars that took place after top Democrat officials admitted to learning about fraud in the food program.
“It's disappointing that Attorney General Ellison and Gov. Walz's Education Department have yet to answer key questions about their failures to stop the largest fraud scandal in Minnesota history," Kresha said. "We need details about the decisions that were made, why those decisions were made, and what steps are being taken to ensure this doesn't happen again.
“Minnesotans deserve to know why the MDE ignored all warning signs, why no one investigated the Feeding our Future sites, and why this behavior was allowed to continue for so long,” Kresha said.
A copy of the letters can be found here and here.