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(1). Ok America, I hope you're sitting down for this one. Although this story is about MInnesota, and Daycare Fraud, this scheme is going down in other major cities...
..... like Seattle, Detroit, Chicago and, evidence shows it’s happening with other fraud programs, like medical. Millions of $ in carry-on cash in suitcases fly out of the Minneapolis airport every week. Daycare fraud....costing US taxpayers as much as $100 million a year.
(2). According to public records and government sources, most daycare fraud in Minnesota is perpetrated by Somali immigrants.
(3). How does it work? Where does the money go? The story begins at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP), where mysterious suitcases filled with cash have become a common carry-on.
(4). On the morning of March 15, a man took a carry-on bag through security that was packed with $1 million in cash. Travelers can do that, as long as they fill out the proper government forms. This happens almost weekly at MSP.
(5). The money is usually headed to North Africa, the Middle East, Dubai and points beyond. In 2015, investigators documented $14 million in carry on cash. By 2016, it had mushroomed to $84 million. Then last year, $100 million.
(6). So, last year alone, more than $100 million in cash left MSP in carry-on luggage. Again, federal investigators know the same thing is happening in other cities, like Seattle, Detroit, etc...
(7). The money is sent via "Hawalas." Hawalas are businesses used to courier money to countries that have no official banking system. Some immigrant communities rely on Hawalas to send funds back to their home countries.
(8). However, investigators discovered some of the money was being funneled to Hawalas in the region of Somalia that is controlled by the al Shabaab terrorist group. When the money arrives in Somalia, whether it's intended for legitimate purposes or not,...
(9). ... al Shabaab terrorists demand a cut. Tens of thousands of dollars’ worth of remittance payments are from immigrants who are on US government assistance. How could they possibly come up with such big bucks to transfer back home to Somalia?
(10). Then the daycare give kickback payments to parents who are in on the fraud. Fozia Ali, while she was being sworn in as a member of the city of Hopkins Park Board, was also under investigation for daycare fraud, wire fraud and theft of public money. Hopkins??
(11). State and federal agents had already raided Ali’s daycare center in south Minneapolis. The business was suspected of billing the government for more than a million dollars’ worth of bogus childcare services.
(12). “We found records that she was collecting a significant amount of money for a much larger number of children than were actually attending the center. We are aware that some of the funds went overseas, what she was cashing out, money from the business."
(13). Investigators analyzed Ali's cell phone to track her activities. She took a two-month trip from Minnesota to Dubai and then Kenya, staying at times in $800 a night hotel rooms.
(14). She used an app on her phone to bill the state of Minnesota for childcare services while she was out of the country. Ali pled guilty to the daycare fraud and in March started serving time in a federal prison.
(15). "We believe that there's a scope of fraud out there that we really need to get our arms around and ensure that those dollars are going to kids that really need them. There are 10 daycares currently under investigation for fraud and dozens more are considered suspicious.”
(16). According to public records and government sources, most are owned by Somali immigrants. When asked if the Department of Human Services has any evidence to suggest this looks like organized crime, HHS responded,...
(17). According to public records and government sources, most are owned by Somali immigrants.
(18). Sources in the Somali community say it is an open secret that starting a daycare center in the USA is a license to print money. The fraud is so widespread they said, that people buy shares of daycare businesses to get a cut of the huge public subsidies that are pouring in.
(19). This crime is spreading. Fraudsters in other states are now using the Minnesota playbook to rip off millions of public dollars meant to help kids.
(20). Reminder. This is just one fraud scheme. Daycare fraud. What about all the other Government assistance fraud schemes going on? Imagine the dollars?
(21). The US Government is so inept in its management and auditing skills, that they have no way of tracking fund payments to determine a program’s legitimacy. If this is happening in daycare, think of the fraud dollars illegally being billed in healthcare.
(22). Government fraud Division estimates these illegal charges to be in the hundred of billions of dollars per year, especially as illegal immigrants have climbed that have no ID.
(23). It is estimated that hundreds of billion dollars of illegal services are being fraudulently paid for with federal taxpayer dollars per year.
(24). It’s time to get the government out of non-Constitutional mandated services. The government continually proves it is incapable of managing most programs and businesses.

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