Joseph Meyer, 47, has pleaded guilty to a single count of mail fraud in connection with a mortgage scheme involving the Cloud 9 Sky Flats condo development in Minnetonka. He faces up to 20 years in prison. Nine people have been charged in the fraud scheme. A Minneapolis man is the only person who has not entered a plea.
Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Friday, January 28
The state is still in the process of catching up with 10,000 yet-to-be processed tests.
Twins sign 16-year-old brother of Braves star Ronald Acuna Jr.
Bryan Acuna is one of the top international prospects, according to MLB.com.
Man gets 15 months in prison for sexually abusing boy on MSP-bound flight
A federal jury convicted the man last summer.
Authorities: Former principal who died in MN jail took his own life
He was found unresponsive in the jail last November.
'20/20' investigates Jodi Huisentruit's 1995 disappearance
The news anchor disappeared on her way to work.
Sheriff: 2 injured, drunk driver arrested after head-on crash
The allegedly drunk driver wasn't injured in the crash.
Newest 'Dirty Jobs' ep. has Mike Rowe scraping shmutz in MN
He'll scrape and clean a "special kind of shmutz" from the bottom of an escalator at a local hockey arena.
Unions reach tentative deal with Hennepin Co., averting possible strike
Union members will vote on the deal Wednesday.
Here are the 77 nominees for the MN Teacher of the Year award
The nominees will be trimmed to a group of semifinalists and then a group of finalists.
City of Duluth asks some to turn down thermostats immediately
This comes after a contractor hit a gas main.
2 women found dead in Crystal home, police investigating
Authorities investigating the incident as a murder-suicide.
Twin Cities man pleads guilty in $20M mortgage fraud scheme
A Chanhassen man has become the third person to plead guilty in a $20 million mortgage fraud scheme that involved 57 properties. Douglas Rex Butler faces up to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to one count of fraud.
Minnesota woman gets 60 months in prison for role in mortgage fraud scheme
A woman from Savage was sentenced to 60 months in prison Friday for her role in a multi-million-dollar mortgage fraud scheme that victimized lenders across the country. Barbara Lynnae Puro, 49, was sentenced after pleading guilty in March to one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud.
Bloomington mortgage firm exec charged with bank fraud
Federal prosecutors Joseph Traxler, formerly the chief financial officer and senior vice president of Centennial Mortgage and Funding, defrauded American Bank of St. Paul of about $8 million.
Petters aides enter not guilty pleas on new federal charges
Frank Vennes and James Fry will go to trial in February after pleading not guilty to a total of 31 criminal counts, the Pioneer Press reports. The charges include wire fraud, money laundering and making false statements. Both men are accused of helping convicted Twin Cities businessman Tom Petters carry out his $3.5 billion Ponzi scheme.
Not guilty plea entered for Schaffhausen after he stands mute in court
The man accused of killing his three daughters in their River Falls home last month declined to enter a plea at his court appearance Tuesday. A judge then entered a not guilty plea on Aaron Schaffhausen's behalf. The move was somewhat surprising, since prosecutors had expected Schaffhausen to plead not guilty by reason of mental deficiency.
Personal injury attorney pleads guilty in corrupt chiropractor scam
The 37-year-old was involved in a scheme that defrauded insurance companies.
Eagan man to serve 1 year for stealing mom's nest egg
Ward Allen Knutson, 47, of Eagan, will serve a year in the county workhouse and pay restitution of $111,000 for emptying his mother's retirement fund of hundreds of thousands of dollars that he used to fuel his lifestyle. The case drew attention to the growing financial abuse of seniors.
Hudson man pleads guilty in $10 million mortgage scheme
James Ober was charged with racketeering in the case that involved more than 60 homes around Minnesota over the last several years, the Hudson Star Observer is reporting. The scheme involved finding fake buyers for homes.
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