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You know, in this century it often seems like fraud rings tend to be heavy on the Diverse.

Aimee Marie Bock

But now federal prosecutors in Minnesota have filed United States v. Aimee Marie Bock, et al. for stealing \$240 million of covid relief by making up the names of vast numbers of children their purported charities supposedly fed 125 million meals. Ms. Bock, however, looks like the boring old Minnesotans I used to know back when Minnesota wasn’t battling Wisconsin for the title of iSteve Content Generator State of the Year.

Here are the Minnesota defendants:

Aimee Marie Bock, Abdikerm Abdelahi Eidleh, Salim Ahmed Said, Abdulkadir Nur Salah, Ahmed Sharif Omar-Hashim, Abdi Nur Salah, Abdihakim Ali Ahmed, Ahmed Mohamed Artan, Abdikadir Ainanshe Mohamud, Abdinasir Mahamed Abshir, Asad Mohamed Abshir, Hamdi Hussein Omar, Ahmed Abdullahi Ghedi, Abdirahman Mohamud Ahmed, Abdiaziz Shafii Farah, Mohamed Jama Ismail, Mahad Ibrahim, Abdimajid Mohamed Nur, Said Shafii Farah, Abdiwahab Maalim Aftin, Mukhtar Mohamed Shariff, Hayat Mohamed Nur, Abdiwahab Ahmed Mohamud, Filsan Mumin Hassan, Guhaad Hashi Said, Abdullahe Nur Jesow, Abdul Abubakar Ali, Yusuf Bashir Ali, Haji Osman Salad, Fahad Nur, Anab Artan, Awad Farhiya Mohamud, Liban Yasin Alishire, Ahmed Yasin Ali, Khadar Jigre Adan, Sharmake Jama, Ayan Jama, Asha Jama, Fartun Jama, Mustafa Jama, Zamzam Jama, Bekam Addissu Merdassa, Hadith Yusuf Ahmed, and Hanna Marekegn.

From the New York Times news section:

The Justice Department said on Tuesday that it had charged 48 people with running a brazen fraud against anti-hunger programs in the coronavirus pandemic, stealing \$240 million by billing the government for meals they did not serve to children who did not exist.

The case, in Minnesota, is the largest fraud uncovered in any pandemic-relief program, prosecutors said, standing out even in a period when heavy federal spending and lax oversight allowed a spree of scams with few recent parallels.

The Minnesota operation, prosecutors said, involved faked receipts for 125 million meals. At times, it was especially bold: One accused conspirator told the government he had fed 5,000 children a day in a second-story apartment.

Other defendants in the case seemed to put minimal effort into disguising what they were doing, using the website listofrandomnames.com to create a fake list of children they could charge for feeding. Others used a number-generating program to produce ages for the children they were supposedly feeding, which led the ages to fluctuate wildly each time the group updated its list of those nonexistent children, court papers said.

That insider was Aimee Bock, the founder of a nonprofit group, Feeding Our Future, that the State of Minnesota relied on as a watchdog to stop fraud at feeding sites. But Ms. Bock did the opposite, the indictments said: When pandemic-relief programs flooded the programs with money, she exploited her position to bring in nearly 200 new feeding operations she knew were submitting fake or inflated invoices.

Even when the government of Gov. Tim Walz, a Democrat, raised questions, Ms. Bock rebuffed them by filing a lawsuit and accusing state officials of discriminating against her group’s largely East African clientele.

 
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  1. notsaying says:

    Out of \$240 million spent, how much money will be recovered? \$2.4 million? \$24 million? And yet how many defendants will have private lawyers, not public defenders? How about overseas assets?

    Maybe they will put the white woman ringleader in prison for a long stretch but I am very doubtful the rest will get much time — and not because they are Africans or children of Africans. I say that because that is how these things usually go.

    The muggers who complain they get a lot more time than people who do far worse but do not have a physical victim in front of them have a real point. Bernie Madoff was a great exception but still, an exception, to our usual cop out of almost no punishment of nonviolent crime.

    We really need to update our government computers at all levels. We were so fleeced by thousands of crooks during the pandemic . Even after the states slowed down things like unemployment benefits for months looking for crooks, I think we still got ripped off a lot. The states never bragged about how their efforts caught do many criminals and how much was saved and/or recovered. I think silence equals nothing to crow about.

    • Agree: Pixo
  2. Seth says:

    “So what’s your point?”

    • Replies: @Hypnotoad666
    , @Daniel H
  3. jay says:

    Scandicuckery where Scandinavians congregate.

  4. Dumbo says:

    What’s so unusual? They seem all normal Swedish names to me. At least in this day and age.

  5. Franz says:

    Abdulkadir Nur Salah

    There’s some good ol’ Scandinavian stock.

    Recover the money? Western Union sent it all to Afghanistan or wherever. Those people do NOT come to America to enrich it. There here for the Homeland — theirs.

    • Replies: @Inquiring Mind
    , @Alfa158
  6. @Seth

    So what’s your point?”

    Steve sometimes cuts and pastes with no context. The defendants here are one lead defendant with a German name and about 100 muzzies. Is there a reason the German-named chick is the lead defendant? Was she the ringleader of the others? Did these 100 people just coincidentally stumble across the same scam? Did the prosecutor put her name first to obscure the involvement of 100 or so Minnessota muzzies in the same scam? Why is the state of Minnesota paying people to feed random kids, anyway? what does any of this have to do with covid?

    Maybe someone who has a NYT subscription and can get past the paywall can read the article and figure it out.

  7. @Hypnotoad666

    Aimee Marie Bock, Abdikerm Abdelahi Eidleh, Salim Ahmed Said, Abdulkadir Nur Salah, Ahmed Sharif Omar-Hashim, Abdi Nur Salah, Abdihakim Ali Ahmed, Ahmed Mohamed Artan, Abdikadir Ainanshe Mohamud, Abdinasir Mahamed Abshir, Asad Mohamed Abshir, Hamdi Hussein Omar, Ahmed Abdullahi Ghedi, Abdirahman Mohamud Ahmed, Abdiaziz Shafii Farah, Mohamed Jama Ismail, Mahad Ibrahim, Abdimajid Mohamed Nur, Said Shafii Farah, Abdiwahab Maalim Aftin, Mukhtar Mohamed Shariff, Hayat Mohamed Nur, Abdiwahab Ahmed Mohamud, Filsan Mumin Hassan, Guhaad Hashi Said, Abdullahe Nur Jesow, Abdul Abubakar Ali, Yusuf Bashir Ali, Haji Osman Salad, Fahad Nur, Anab Artan, Awad Farhiya Mohamud, Liban Yasin Alishire, Ahmed Yasin Ali, Khadar Jigre Adan, Sharmake Jama, Ayan Jama, Asha Jama, Fartun Jama, Mustafa Jama, Zamzam Jama, Bekam Addissu Merdassa, Hadith Yusuf Ahmed, and Hanna Marekegn.

    Salt of the earth, I tells ya! Every one of them. More American than you or me! …Okay except for that white bitch. She belongs in prison!

    Maybe someone who has a NYT subscription and can get past the paywall

    https://archive.ph/vOhf6

    Never give the NYT a single click! Or dollar!

    Meanwhile..I did read the stor6y on other outlets and there was no mention of all the “other” names, Just that white bitch. With her photo of course. All managed for you and me.

    • Thanks: Achmed E. Newman
    • Replies: @Peter Johnson
  8. The sad thing is, a little less, well, a lot less, greed, they would have gotten away with it.

  9. Twinkie says:

    You know, in this century it often seems like fraud rings tend to be heavy on the Diverse.

    By “diverse,” do you mean DIVERSE or fellow-white diverse?

    Both groups commit fraud at higher rates than warranted by their respective population fractions, but I suspect the latter wins in scale per capita.

  10. Also: I love that she’s trying the racism defense. Too bad she’s not black. Remember the scandals about all the BLM honchos (honchettes?) keeping all the donations for themselves, their families and friends? Many, many millions embezzled.

    What came of all that? A grand total of nothing. They’re all still living the high life, and it could go on indefinitely if only they had someone like this Ms Boch to manage their money.

    • Replies: @Bill Jones
  11. Daniel H says:
    @Seth

    “So what’s your point?”

    I guess for you it’s the context of no context.

  12. They’re not slapping together Aussies like Crocodile Dundee, either.

    People who question man-made climate change in Australia are now considered to be ‘mentally ill’, a team of psychological researchers have declared.

    https://newspunch.com/australia-to-treat-climate-change-denial-as-a-mental-disorder/

  13. @HammerJack

    Mere pikers compared to the Passing as White Clintons: How many billions did they raise after the Haitian Earthquake? I’ve seen \$9 Billion.
    How many houses did they build? Six.

    And you thought California real estate was expensive.

    https://www.pambazuka.org/global-south/how-clinton-foundation-got-rich-poor-haitians

    • Replies: @tyrone
    , @mousey
  14. @notsaying

    The muggers who complain they get a lot more time than people who do far worse but do not have a physical victim in front of them have a real point.

    Reminds me of this story. Not sure why, but I really love it. Anyone who wants ammo to use against me in future should save this! Better than just making up lies as Alden does.


    Hey ladies! Some of that Diversity you crave!

    • Replies: @notsaying
  15. Gordo says:

    It’s nor even alphabetical order, there is a surname ‘Ali’, pretty obvious what is happening.

    • Agree: Technite78
  16. MEH 0910 says:
    @Hypnotoad666

    Maybe someone who has a NYT subscription and can get past the paywall can read the article and figure it out.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2022/09/20/us/politics/pandemic-aid-fraud-minnesota.html
    +
    https://archive.ph/
    =
    archived snapshot: https://archive.ph/vOhf6

  17. But their scheme — details of which were reported in The New York Times in March — still pulled in millions of dollars per week, prosecutors said in court papers, because government officials had relaxed oversight of the feeding program during the pandemic and because the accused fraudsters had help from a trusted insider.
    That insider was Aimee Bock, the founder of a nonprofit group, Feeding Our Future, that the State of Minnesota relied on as a watchdog to stop fraud at feeding sites. But Ms. Bock did the opposite, the indictments said: When pandemic-relief programs flooded the programs with money, she exploited her position to bring in nearly 200 new feeding operations she knew were submitting fake or inflated invoices.
    Even when the government of Gov. Tim Walz, a Democrat, raised questions, Ms. Bock rebuffed them by filing a lawsuit and accusing state officials of discriminating against her group’s largely East African clientele.

    So, other than Ms. Bock, all the defendants are immigrant Muslims? It probably isn’t unreasonable to assume Ms. Bock was enjoying a little romantic diversity while helping commit fraud.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    , @beavertales
  18. What difference, at this point, does it make? That was 4 days ago- 5 days ago

  19. tyrone says:
    @Bill Jones

    Let’s see, six million dollar wedding for Chelsea on this hand vs. homes for Haitians on the other .

  20. @HammerJack

    If you are a thoughtful and liberal-minded person (in the traditional sense not the new deranged-leftist sense) then a subscription to the New York Times is practically a necessity. There is lots of good information in the NYT, mixed in with modern deranged leftist orthodoxy which only a minority of the reporters actually believe themselves. After the Stalinist-style imposed leftist dogma in the first paragraph of two, the reporters slip in lots of useful information. My advice is to pay for a subscription, just don’t believe most of the editorials and op-eds.

    • Disagree: TWS
  21. @notsaying

    White = bad, per TV, so yeah, she’ll be toast.

    “Americans think country is 40% black, 30% gay, 22% trans.”:
    https://www.lewrockwell.com/political-theatre/americans-think-country-is-40-black-30-gay-22-trans/

    Propaganda really works, especially in conjunction with .gov “schooling”, and now that TV is 24/7 and portable in people’s pockets.

    • Thanks: Mike Tre
  22. notsaying says:
    @HammerJack

    I looked him up and found the statement his attorney released. Most of it is a partial history of the case which does not mention details we’d all love to know such as what his actual illness is and how he got back to “normal” so quickly.

    It starts out:

    “Pankaj Bhasin is doing extremely well.”

    That would depend on your point of view. He is evidently frisky enough to go after unsuspecting girls on dating sites and lie to them about himself. Most of us would just consider his behavior threatening and wonder who the devil let him out.

    https://wjla.com/news/local/werewolf-killer-pankaj-bhasin-old-town-alexandria-virginia-murder-stabbing-acquitted-insanity-plea-bradford-jackson-king-street-new-jersey-online-dating-profile-concerns-internet-social-media

    • Replies: @Renard
  23. One of her associates should have told her she’d look better in a burka.

  24. Anonymous[272] • Disclaimer says:

    Certain quarters on the right like to mock and denigrate the third worlders currently pouring into the west as ‘having low IQs’.
    On the contrary, the *REAL* dummies are the political classes which run the west. The third worlders as typified by this case, are quite literally, eating the big fat dummies of western governments for breakfast.

  25. Anon[321] • Disclaimer says:
    @Hypnotoad666

    Why 240 million? Is that a lot of money in Minnesota? Who is the government insider who authorized the payout? How many Swedish names inside the state government?

    • Replies: @Anon
  26. mousey says:
    @Bill Jones

    The single most important achievement of the Trump presidency was blocking Hillary from becoming POTUS.

    • Replies: @Polistra
  27. mmack says:

    “Even when the government of Gov. Tim Walz, a Democrat, raised questions, Ms. Bock rebuffed them by filing a lawsuit and accusing state officials of discriminating against her group’s largely East African clientele.”

    Ya gotta love the chutzpah of this gal. Yeah, more of my hard earned money got flushed away via this scam, but the “Cry racism, and unleash the lawyers of Hell” move is beautiful.

    Chef’s kiss 😚 Aimee. Mwah! Perfectly played.

    • Replies: @MEH 0910
  28. @Peter Johnson

    Yeah, I used to read it religiously—and was a subscriber for many years. Then I awakened a bit and now you couldn’t pay me. I get more than enough NYT right here on Steve’s blog, thank you.

    It’s hard to say which institution has done the most damage to America over the past several decades. But I’m certain the NYT is way up there on the list. And it’s all been deliberate.

  29. They’re just practicing their faith by collecting jizya from the infidel.

    How is that a crime?

    I thought we had freedom of religion in this country!

  30. Anon[321] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anon

    From the article: “ Republicans in the State Senate released a report this month, before the indictments were made public, accusing the state’s Education Department of “dereliction of duty” for failing to stop Feeding Our Future sooner.”

  31. Anon[161] • Disclaimer says:

    Note – if the thieving was made by a certain leventine ethnic group; nothing would happen. Rather, they’d get a extendsion on their gov’t contract ( after paying the appropriate vigorish natch )

  32. Hmmm, Abdiwahab Maalim Aftin, I remember that name from somewhere. Ahhh, wasn’t she Mary Richards’ upstairs neighbor?

    Almost all of them, Mary, Lou Grant, Murray Slaugher, Rhoda Morganstein, etc. would have been highly in favor of bringing the people in your big A-list up there to good old Minnesota, don’tcha’ know? The only one who wouldn’t have would have been that “stupid” anchorman Ted Baxter they they all made fun of.

    • Agree: Almost Missouri
    • Replies: @JohnnyWalker123
    , @Corvinus
  33. @Franz

    What do you mean Afghanistan?

    Which recent refugee immigrant group settled in Minnesota has a representative in Congress?

    Bueller?

    Bueller?

    • Troll: Polistra
  34. Rob McX says:

    I just spent about 45 minutes on the phone with PayPal customer support because they put a hold on my account. I had to send them scans of my passport and bank statements before they finally gave me access to my money again.

    I’ve been in this situation before with banks and other financial institutions. It’s always the same answer if I ask why: “Money laundering, fraud”, etc. Glad to see it’s such a success. The \$240m con is probably giving a much-needed boost to the Somali economy right now.

  35. Tank says:

    Long article about this in the WSJ. They named one Defendant. Guess which one?

  36. Paul Rise says:
    @Hypnotoad666

    The feds often make examples of criminals who assume a spokesperson role for the criminal conspiracy. But of course too they just don’t want to admit it’s mostly a bunch of Somalians (i assume).

  37. @Peter Johnson

    I started reading NYT daily long ago. My friend said it was the newspaper of the ruling class, and hence was incented to be mostly accurate. First started noticing crazy immigration stories about 2005, then saw a sleazy chamber of commerce promo type story about Monterrey obviously planted by owner Carlos Slim, then accelerating falsehoods from the onset of Obama.

    Finally, there was a cosmic event where the lines crossed. One day I found that I read more accurate news in the New York Post and Daily Mirror than the NYT. Stopped NYT.

    There is a browser extension called Bypass Paywalls that works great; for Firefox, Chrome, maybe others. It’s automatic, works in background. Penetrates NYT and `160? others.

    • Thanks: YetAnotherAnon
  38. Barnard says:
    @notsaying

    According to what Powerline has reported, \$50 million has already been recovered. Scott Johnson asked the obvious question how this could have continued for 20 months when it was obvious they weren’t feeding that many children and they referred him back to the indictment.

    https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2022/09/in-free-lunch-fraud-the-charges.php

    • Thanks: notsaying
  39. @Peter Johnson

    Their reportage used to be first-rate (Tad Szulc and Dave Halberstam come to mind) but can’t speak for the present version as I have not read a hard copy of The Gray Hag in decades. Back in the days when Scotty Reston, A.M. Rosenthal etal. were still around even their op-eds were thoughtful and well-written. No more.

  40. @New Dealer

    The Gray Hag, like the WaPo, has devolved into nothing more than a propaganda arm for a political party. Comparisons to Tass and Izvestia are not inappropriate, sad to say.

    • Agree: Polistra
  41. countenance says: • Website

    Everyone else has missed the joke. It’s that the only listed name in the “official” name of the lawsuit is a (presumably) native born white person, followed by the “et al.” It’s just that all the Somalians are part of the “et al.” They’re trying to pass this off as just a matter of nothing but white people scamming.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  42. jill says:

    Everyone has fled back to their own country:

    Fugitives
    OIG maintains a list of fugitives wanted for health care fraud, abuse or child support obligations. Tips from the public often help us capture these individuals and bring them to justice. If you have any information regarding these fugitives please file a report.

    https://oig.hhs.gov/fraud/fugitives/

    • Replies: @YetAnotherAnon
  43. Alfa158 says:
    @Franz

    It’s possible a lot of it was just carried out of the country. When traveling out of the US you are legally allowed to take as much money as you wish, as long as you declare it on a FINCEN form 105. Apparently if you do that it just means the government wants to know who is taking money out of the country in case it turns out there was some criminal activity involved, including non payment of income tax. One article I read at the time the scandal broke claimed that refugees who had originally fled Somalia to the U.S. based on the claim that their lives were in danger, were taking vacation trips back to Mogadishu carrying \$1,000,000 in cash in their luggage. It also claimed a lot of the money was being used to fund the Al-Shabaab Islamicist group.
    I’m skeptical about the part that the swindlers were doing it for anyone’s benefit but their own, but the Customs and Border Protection website does verify that’s how the rules work for transporting money.

  44. Anon[377] • Disclaimer says:

    When large bodies of immigrants move in, this sort of scam becomes possible. It’s the sort of thing that happens in New York and California all the time. But Minnesota only became prey to it once those stinking Somalis moved in. The reason it took so long to be caught is because all those Scandinavians in Minnesota are very high trust.

    Frankly, it’s time to start using the assets of criminals to pay for their own incarceration, if they have any. That way we’d make sure crime REALLY doesn’t pay, and that crash strapped municipalities would have money to run their jails.

  45. @Anonymous

    “Certain quarters on the right like to mock and denigrate the third worlders currently pouring into the west as ‘having low IQs’.
    On the contrary, the *REAL* dummies are the political classes which run the west.”

    But what if the political classes who run the west are a high-IQ bunch who know exactly what they’re doing, and exactly who they’re doing it to?

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  46. Trinity says:

    I’m looking California and feeling Minnesota.

    • Replies: @Mike Tre
  47. Here is an excerpt from an article in fitzonetv.com titled “Who is Aimee Bock’s Boyfriend? Be Aware of Every Accused In Feeding Our Future Scam!”

    “Empress Malcolm Watson Jr. [yes, he’s black] is known to be Amiee Bock’s boyfriend. He allegedly squandered tens of thousands of dollars on expensive cars and fashionable goods with the money she obtained dishonestly. However, He is not mentioned by name in the document that was filed with the court.

    He is Proprietor, and Lead Fugitive Recovery Agent at Watson’s Bail Bonds, LLC, International Recovery Agency.

    Bock is accused of stealing \$600,000 from the federal government by using a shell company run by her boyfriend, Empress Malcolm Watson Jr., according to court documents.

    After that, he spent \$9,000 at Caesar’s Palace, \$6,700 at Gucci, and \$3,500 at Louis Vuitton. Bock is also accused of giving her boyfriend a \$600,000 contract to remodel the 10,000-square-foot office for Feeding Our Future.”

    • Replies: @EddieSpaghetti
    , @epebble
  48. possumman says:

    Which one is she married to?

  49. Ms. Bock is the only one of those who will be convicted.

  50. @EddieSpaghetti

    It should be noted that the article quoted from fitzonetv.com says that

    “However, The legal proceedings do not involve him [Empress Malcolm Watson Jr.].”

    I would have included the above statement in my original quote, but I did not initially see it because it was separated from the rest my quote by an advertisement. Also, the Daily Mail has a detailed article concerning this fraud case. Just search “Daily Mail Empress Malcolm Watson Jr”

  51. Muggles says:

    Scam big or go home.

    Especially in an idiot Democrat-liberal “anti racist” state.

    Of course “going home” to Somalia these days isn’t so nice. I guess a Gopher State prison won’t seem that bad in comparison…

    Aimee of course is the harsh feminist White face of this brazen scam.

    Some bureaucrat auditor questions your millions of nonexistent “Feeding Our Future” meals for the poor kiddos? Sue the State for racism and discrimination!

    The best defense is a good offense. \$240 million can pay a lot of legal fees…

  52. Big Bucks for food stamps! \$190 billion EXTRA per year.

    But if that’s right, why hasn’t the President also declared an end to the public-health and national emergencies? If the pandemic is over, then so is the emergency. Yet the Administration continues to extend the public-health emergency that was first declared in January 2020.

    The reason is almost certainly money. A March 2020 Covid law enables the government to hand out billions of dollars in welfare benefits to millions of people as long as the emergency is in effect. This includes more generous food stamps and a restriction on state work requirements. It also limits states from removing from their Medicaid rolls individuals who are otherwise no long financially eligible. The Foundation for Government Accountability estimates these ineligibles cost nearly \$16 billion a month.

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/is-the-pandemic-over-or-not-covid-public-health-emergency-joe-biden-60-minutes-11663623792

  53. @Hypnotoad666

    I understand your confusion, Toad, with so few details. However, I got the gist of it: Socialism is not charity. People who give out charity personally don’t give to non-existing recipients and quit giving when real recipients don’t put it to good use. Socialism can be abused, as the taxpayer who is getting fleeced by people, existent or not, has no say in the matter.

    Well, that’s what I get out of this anyway, whether iSteve does or not.

    From commenter NotSaying up top:

    We really need to update our government computers at all levels.

    No, we really need to end the Welfare State. If we didn’t have it, would that big list of unpronounceable foreigners be in Minnesota right now?

    • Replies: @SaneClownPosse
  54. @countenance

    Ed Al sounds more like a Saudi name than a Somalian name though .. or a guy from New Jersey … possibly a Saudi Arabian guy from New Jersey.

    Maybe that’s who the State of Minnesota should be looking for, a swarthy guy named Et Al.

    Someone related, I listened on aviation radio and I heard the call sign “Air Jihad” recently. I had to look it up, because they do talk pretty fast and this was with an accent – turns out it was Etihad. Sorry ’bout that, 911 operator!

    • LOL: JohnnyWalker123
    • Replies: @Polistra
  55. anonymous[251] • Disclaimer says:

    Seems like Minnesota should be leaning to go Michigan red state GOP.

    What with the rioting, looting of Minneapolis by BLM and these Somalian frauds, a BLM, Antifa handbook B Attorney General.

    Why can’t we find some popular ex Minnesota sports star, coach like Paul Molitor, some hockey star?

    That fake wrestle Jessie Ventura got elected Governor many years ago – he was mostly Libertarian legalize pot – not exactly the right program to confront Somalia rape gangs, BLM/Antifa rioters, looters with that horrible J mayor of Minneapolis doing break dancing with BLM ‘protesters”.

  56. Anon[193] • Disclaimer says:

    Bock has adult acne, which usually evokes pity from me, but in her case it’s a punishment from God for being such a sorry excuse of a human being

    We haven’t scratched the surface of the charities scam, most scammers being whites, both Gentile and jew, many liberals in good standing, in all sorts of bogus frauds where 90% of tax-deductible donations wind up in left-wing pockets for doing maybe 10 hours paperwork a month, hardly helping more than a handful of needy recipients. I’d rather the government have a program than subbing anything out to a “public-private-partnership”. When the petrodollar ends, this stuff becomes untenable.

    Lock Bock up. 20 years. To hell with her

    • Replies: @Anon
  57. Rob McX says:

    This should be the top story in every MSM outlet from one end of the country to the other. In what universe does it make sense that a quarter billion was spent on feeding needy children in a state of fewer than six million people?

    Ms. Bock rebuffed them by filing a lawsuit and accusing state officials of discriminating against her group’s largely East African clientele.

    It makes you wonder what other scams are running in Minnesota involving a “largely East African clientele”.

    • Agree: Polistra
    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  58. @New Dealer

    I have detested the NYT since the late 70’s. The NY Post is a better paper by far. Heck, even the TABLOIDS tell more truth than the NYT bastards.

    I used to refer to CBS as the “Communist Broadcasting Network”, and “Rather Blather”-also “Rather Biased”. The NYT was “The New York Pravda”. Also the Jew York Times (n.b. I am a Jewish Zionist, and I DETEST Jewish Liberalism)

    I once asked Ben Bradlee of the Washington Post why American newspapers were so bad. He laughed, and said he wasn’t going to get into that. When I contrasted American Domestic Papers with the now-defunct International Herald Tribune, which the Washington Post and the NYT co-published, he realized I was serious. He told me that it’s because at the end of the day, they have to give the public what it wants, as any business does – Americans want huge Lifestyle and Sports sections. (The IHT had almost none of that crap). We never got into their politics, as it was a public forum and I preferred to get out alive.

    • Replies: @Anon
  59. TWS says:
    @notsaying

    It’s because they are African.

  60. rebunga says:

    These poor Somalis we’re just seeking a better life!

    Apparently A LOT BETTER!

  61. They sure aren’t making them like they used to. One of my sisters-in-law, Minnesota born and bred, was relating a criminal incident which happened recently. She said, “I don’t want to sound racist, but they were all Black.”

    I love this woman dearly. She is a kind, generous, and moral person. It saddened me that she has been so cowed by the insanity of our times that she cannot relate an incident truthfully for fear of appearing “racist.”

  62. “They’re Not Making Minnesotans Like They Used to”

    they’re certainly not from Lake Wobegong, Garrison Keillor.

    who was that governor from Minnesota or Wisconsin who said we can’t compete with B+ students anymore? might these new residents be the replacements he was looking for?

    it’s pretty amazing how Scandinavian proclivities for directly replacing themselves have followed them all the way from Scandinavia to the Great Lake states. it’s almost like the previous 3000 years of selection have an ongoing effect on the current year people.

  63. TGGP says: • Website

    I have a relative who works for the state government of Minnesota and is always complaining about the rampant daycare fraud by the same sorts of people, so this is not very surprising.

  64. Anonymous[335] • Disclaimer says:
    @YetAnotherAnon

    They are not ‘high IQ types’.

    Believe me.

    • Replies: @The Anti-Gnostic
  65. @jill

    Fair number of Armenian names among the usual Mexicans, subcontinentals and Africans.

    Nurista Grigoryan, Legran Smbatyan, Ashot Sanamian and Yervand Khachatryan, that’s just Page 1.

  66. @Anon

    But Minnesota only became prey to it once those stinking Somalis moved in. The reason it took so long to be caught is because all those Scandinavians in Minnesota are very high trust.

    It’s a seldom observed peculiarity of Minnesota forms of the Scandinavian names of many senior elected and appointed officials that they are also widely found in the chamber of commerce directories of Haifa and Tel Aviv.

    I blame those marauding eleventh-century Vikings. What other permissible explanation could there be?

    • Replies: @Anonymous

  67. In this case I support Ms. Bock’s defrauding of the pos MN government.

  68. Can you imagine the effort the investigators put into finding some white guy they could put at the top of the story, and failed.

  69. anon[227] • Disclaimer says:

    https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/us-attorney-announces-federal-charges-against-47-defendants-250-million-feeding-our-future

    To view the names. The powers that be went all out to single out Amy Bock and then bury the story.

  70. Meanwhile, back among white people, in Moscow:

    An Idaho mom says she’s blacklisting Joann Fabrics after a now-fired employee told her 7-year-old son he shouldn’t be wearing a dress

    Well, it is a college town!

    I’m going to make a point of shopping at JoAnn Fabrics more often.

  71. @Rob McX

    It makes you wonder what other scams are running in Minnesota involving a “largely East African clientele”.

    It’s not a scam to them. It’s a way of life. In much, if not most, of the world.

    As for “East African”, no kidding. Minnesota is closer to Senegal than the Horn of Africa is. Check it out.

    • Agree: beavertales
  72. epebble says:
    @EddieSpaghetti

    Wondering if this is a case of Aimee Marie Bock being an overenthusiastic Rachel Dolezal figuring she has found a way to help her kin. Love can make one do crazy (and Criminal) things.

  73. Polistra says:
    @Achmed E. Newman

    Apparently they were using the money to buy real estate in Turkey, Kenya, and of course the United States.

  74. Polistra says:
    @mousey

    Probably true, though there’s not much competition.

  75. MEH 0910 says:
    @mmack

    1/29/22:
    https://www.startribune.com/leader-of-st-anthony-nonprofit-raided-by-fbi-defends-organization/600140920/
    https://archive.ph/Xc4nA

    The leader of a nonprofit accused by the FBI of playing a central part in a massive scheme to misappropriate tens of millions of dollars meant to feed needy children said she’s being targeted for suing the state and working with mostly minority businesses.

    In her first interview since an FBI raid Jan. 20, Aimee Bock forcefully and sometimes tearfully defended her management of Feeding Our Future. She said she never stole money nor has seen any evidence of fraud among the more than 100 subcontractors her St. Anthony organization reimbursed with federal money to distribute 100,000 meals a day to kids across Minnesota.

    “I believe that this is an attack on a community,” said Bock, 41, who is white. “I believe this is punishment for going against the grain. And I think this is punishment for holding a state agency accountable.”


    [MORE]

    Big Tears · Elvis Costello & The Attractions

    http://www.elviscostello.info/wiki/index.php/Big_Tears

    • Replies: @MEH 0910
    , @MEH 0910
  76. MEH 0910 says:
    @MEH 0910

    2/1/22:
    https://sahanjournal.com/news/feeding-our-future-aimee-bock-interview/

    On Monday morning, roughly a dozen people huddled in Feeding Our Future’s St. Anthony headquarters as Bock and her lawyer, Kenneth Udoibok, spoke at length about the allegations.

    The FBI alleges that Feeding Our Future, which Bock founded in 2017 and where she serves as executive director, mishandled tens of millions of dollars of federal child nutrition money. No charges have been filed against Bock, Feeding our Future, or anyone else named in the search warrants.

    People under criminal investigation such as Bock are often reluctant to speak publicly. But both Bock and Udoibok said the circumstances of the Feeding Our Future federal investigation are unusual. They specifically take issue with how federal authorities made the allegations against Bock and others public before making any criminal charges or indictments in the case.

    Udoibok called the disclosure of allegations without making charges or indictments grossly unfair to Bock.

    “Because of that, my client is maligned,” Udoibok said. “She has to defend herself against the search warrants, and the search warrants took liberties, significant liberties, factually.”

    Udoibok said that after seizing scores of documents during last month’s multiple raids, the FBI now has all of the relevant information. He predicted that Bock and Feeding Our Future will ultimately not be charged or indicted.

    https://www.kenulaw.com/

    Minnesota Police Brutality Attorney and Civil Rights Lawyer

    Kenneth Ubong Udoibok, P.A., is a unique law firm in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota. It is headed by Kenneth Udoibok, an experienced attorney with an impressive record of success. Our firm represents employees who are treated unfairly by their employers and insurance policyholders whose claims are unfairly denied. We also represent victims of police brutality as well as people charged with criminal offenses. Our firm combines superior strategies and the collective experience of our team to achieve the best possible outcomes for our clients. Our policy has allowed us to establish ourselves as one of the most aggressive litigators against bad employers, bad insurance companies, and bad cops.

    No legal matter is too minor or too complex for us to handle. Whether it is termination of employment, sexual harassment, an insurance claim, immigration and nationality issues, criminal investigation or police brutality, our seasoned practitioners and litigators are fully capable of handling your case.

  77. Mike Tre says:
    @Trinity

    Great reference. Outshining.

    • Thanks: Trinity
  78. epebble says:

    Looks like it may be a political witch hunt. May be Ms. Block was not sufficiently obsequious to some of the benefactors and they may be upset with an uppity girl palling around with some nasties.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  79. Next the Feds should go after BigPharma for fake vaccines for fake Covid.

  80. @Anonymous

    To the contrary, the third-world immigrants are the poison that the spider (the ruling class) injects into the nation’s body to dissolve it so the ruling class can consume it.

    • Agree: Rob McX, JohnnyWalker123
  81. @Achmed E. Newman

    Minnesota is at its heart is Scandinavian, a mix of Norwegians, Swedes, and Finns.

    Societal suicide is a path that they willingly choose.

  82. Can we gather up all the Somalis and send them back now? I think we’ve had enough.

  83. @epebble

    Right, it’s about finding witches and also that stolen \$240,000,000.

    • Replies: @epebble
  84. epebble says:
    @Achmed E. Newman

    I think she would have kept quiet if she were guilty (on advice of her lawyer) and not say:

    She said she never stole money nor has seen any evidence of fraud among the more than 100 subcontractors her St. Anthony organization reimbursed with federal money to distribute 100,000 meals a day to kids across Minnesota.

    This:

    He predicted that Bock and Feeding Our Future will ultimately not be charged or indicted.

    is very unlawyerlike talk if there was any chance of her being guilty.

  85. Anonymous[277] • Disclaimer says:
    @Pierre de Craon

    It’s a seldom observed peculiarity of Minnesota forms of the Scandinavian names of many senior elected and appointed officials that they are also widely found in the chamber of commerce directories of Haifa and Tel Aviv.

    Is Bock a Jewish name? What does it mean in English?

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    , @MEH 0910
  86. Alright. That gets you money again this Christmas.

    …have you thought of doing a voluntary monthly subscription like Glenn Greenwald does? He got me to sign on for \$5 a month — but it’ll be forever, or until I die, or he pisses me off.

    The point is the default then becomes ‘Steve gets money,’ rather than ‘should I give Steve money?’ It’ll keep happening unless I’m moved to stop it, rather than happening if and only if I’m moved to do it.

  87. @Anonymous

    It looks like a pretty common German or Danish name:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bock_(surname)

    • Replies: @Renard
    , @Corvinus
  88. @Technite78

    It probably isn’t unreasonable to assume Ms. Bock was enjoying a little romantic diversity while helping commit fraud.

    More likely dreaming about it. I’ve never detected a trace of interest in white women in any of the many Somalimen I’ve known over the years.

    They are more like the Asians on this metric: it’s the women who stray from the tribe.


    • Thanks: epebble
    • Replies: @JohnnyWalker123
  89. @Technite78

    Certain White women believe that welfare fraud is justified to get reparations into the hands of the wretched immigrants.

    Wealth transfer, by any means necessary, is more important than the mere laws of the oppressor White men, who they probably have daddy issues with.

    For them it’s a principle they’re will to risk their freedom for. Like abolitionists and the underground railroad, the see themselves as heroic and answerable only to God.

    • Replies: @bomag
    , @Reg Cæsar
  90. Renard says:
    @notsaying

    It’s Restorative Justice, for those who couldn’t be here back when they might have been discriminated against. Fair’s fair, right?

  91. Renard says:
    @Steve Sailer

    Is it a variant of Bok, as in Derek and Sissela?

  92. @Reg Cæsar

    I’m going to make a point of shopping at JoAnn Fabrics more often.

    Er, you may want to reconsider. Judging from the story, handing this company money is tantamount to a vote for boys in dresses.

    A mother said in a now-viral TikTok that a Joann Fabrics employee made several derisive comments about her son while they were shopping for fabrics to make him a dress — prompting the company to fire the worker.

    It sounds like Joann Fabrics fabrics refuses to stand behind employees who talk sense, which makes them no better than the rest of corporate America.

    More remarkable, perhaps, is what this poor confused child’s mum had to say:

    “I was seeing red, and I was just trying to stay calm,” she said, adding that she was “very aware that my son was watching and listening and that I needed to model the appropriate behavior, and that’s really hard to do in the moment.”

    According to this woman, it seems, the “appropriate behaviour” means sticking her son in a dress. Wow.

    (Let’s hope a local employer snatches up the now ex-employee of the fabric shop. After all, non-idiot employees are always in short supply.)

    Perhaps the most interesting part of the story is what prompted the visit to the local fabric shop in the first place:

    Phillips said she wanted to cheer up her son after she received a call from his school’s principal saying bullies taunted him for wearing a dress.

    If anyone in America wishes to start a campaign for mass sterilisation and is looking for a model to put on their posters, I may have a candidate.

  93. @Reg Cæsar

    Why?

    Because they fired the truth speaker?

  94. bomag says:
    @beavertales

    Agree, but there are plenty of feminized men in that category.

  95. Anon[328] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anon

    We haven’t scratched the surface of the charities scam,

    What are you alluding to?

    When the petrodollar ends, this stuff becomes untenable.

    The US doesn’t have a petrodollar. Petrodollar is countries like Saudi Arabia and Venezuela.

  96. Anon[328] • Disclaimer says:
    @CharleszMartel

    Also the Jew York Times (n.b. I am a Jewish Zionist, and I DETEST Jewish Liberalism)

    The New York Times and nearly all Jewish liberals are Zionists.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
  97. @Anon

    Also use the assets of their extended families to pay for their incarceration .

    I guarantee you that each arrested individual had dozens of co-conspirators, all related in some way. Given the strong family ties in Islamic populations, seizing family wealth would serve as an effective incentive to not participate in these types of scams.

    If you want to understand Muslims (and to a lesser extent some of the other foreign groups), it’s useful to see them as a modern version of early 20th century Southern Italian migrants. They have similar family dynamics, as well as a high tendency toward ‘amoral familialism.’ If you want to effectively deal with theme, you need to go after their entire extended family/clan.

  98. @Reg Cæsar

    Yeah, I noticed that. When they mix with Whites, it’s typically the women who do the mixing.

    However, Somali gangs have forced Black-American girls into prostitution around the Twin Cities.

    https://www.nydailynews.com/sdut-indictment-somali-gangs-trafficked-girls-for-sex-2010nov08-story.html

    Twenty-nine people have been indicted in a sex trafficking ring in which Somali gangs in Minneapolis and St. Paul allegedly forced girls under age 14 into prostitution in Minnesota, Tennessee and Ohio, according to an indictment unsealed Monday.

    The 24-count indictment, unsealed in U.S. District Court in the Middle District of Tennessee, said one of the gangs’ goals was recruiting females under age 18, including some under age 14, and forcing them into prostitution so the defendants could get money, marijuana or liquor.

    The indictment details several instances in which young Somali or African American girls were taken from place to place and forced to engage in sex acts with multiple people. One girl was under 13 when she was first prostituted. Another girl was 18 when she was raped by multiple men in a hotel room, the indictment said.

    I would assume their control of the local drug trade facilitated this.

    In Western Europe, Somalis are arrested at an elevated rate for sexual violence.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  99. Art Deco says:
    @Anon

    There are about 60,000 American-born Jews in Israel. Jews in America vote overwhelmingly for the political party which gave you the Iran deal and wants to revive it.

    • Replies: @Anon
  100. It could be a sideline for utterly amoral self-hating whites. Honky front for non-white fraud rings. Fronkies.

  101. Anon[306] • Disclaimer says:
    @Art Deco

    There are about 60,000 American-born Jews in Israel. Jews in America vote overwhelmingly for the political party which gave you the Iran deal and wants to revive it.

    Zionist Jews backed the Iran deal.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
  102. @JohnnyWalker123

    Tight-knit groups are the champions at organized crimes. That, or the Italians taught them well.

  103. Corvinus says:
    @Achmed E. Newman

    You know, they also favored diluting the native WASP stock with the hordes from Eastern and Southern Europeans. Nothing new here. It’s who we are.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  104. @beavertales

    Like abolitionists and the underground railroad, the see themselves as heroic and answerable only to God.

    I actually lived along the underground railroad, its 20th-century iteration. In Finland, in the late Soviet years. The country had an unequal treaty with the USSR which required them to detain Soviet refugees and return them.

    I knew some people there from other Warsaw Pact countries (not subject to this policy), and had to think hard about what I’d do if face-to-face with a Russian émigré who asked for my help.

    This is the position my ancestors in five Great Lakes states were put in in the first half of the 19th century. Not an enviable one.

  105. @Corvinus

    Your assimilationist theories are playing out finely in Leicester. What violence there is is the work of the Know-Nothings, dressed in yellow.

    What could be more authentically British than discussing cricket over tea at the local sabji wala?

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  106. Anonymous[364] • Disclaimer says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    This seems to have started up when it looked like the U.K. would soon have an Indian prime minister.

    Muslims aren’t afraid of the English but they are afraid of Hindus/Sikhs. The prospect of the British police/army being under the control of their old enemies probably triggered much alarm.

  107. Art Deco says:
    @Anon

    Zionist Jews backed the Iran deal.

    Except the ones in Israel.

  108. @Anonymous

    So the worst of all combinations: evil and stupid.

  109. MEH 0910 says:
    @MEH 0910

    https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/movies/movie-news/louise-fletcher-dead-one-flew-cuckoos-nest-1235226635/

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