A federal jury in Minneapolis found Jason "Bo" Beckman, Gerald Durand and Patrick Kiley guilty of all charges for their role in helping convicted fraudster Trevor Cook. Each defendant was facing numerous counts of wire and mail fraud, money laundering and tax evasion. Their massive international scheme took $194 million from more than 700 people. Cook is serving a 25-year sentence in federal prison after pleading guilty to fraud in 2010.
6-year-old Northfield girl missing, mother dead of apparent suicide
Anyone who had seen the girl or her mother in the past two weeks should call Northfield police.
Kristi Noem's response to 10-year-old Ohio girl pregnant after being raped
Abortion is illegal in South Dakota unless the mother's life is in danger.
Sheriff: Deputy shoots gun-wielding man in western Wisconsin
One deputy fired on the man, striking him in an unknown area of his body.
Man found dead in 26 inches of water in Le Sueur County
The 45-year-old was found in near the shoreline on Lake Washington.
Betty Danger's in NE Minneapolis for sale for $4.2 million
The asking price includes the restaurant's ferris wheel, as well as a nearby single-family home.
Child riding bicycle killed by suspected drunk driver near Elko New Market
A 72-year-old Lakeville man has been arrested.
Minnesota health officials warn monkeypox cases could grow rapidly
The state has so far confirmed only six cases of monkeypox virus.
Bodies of woman, three young children recovered from Vadnais Lake
Authorities say the bodies recovered were those of two boys, one girl and their mother.
Charges: Duluth man had hundreds of child porn images, videos
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children found nearly 330 images on the man's electronic devices.
Scuba diver found dead in Lake Minnetonka identified as 20-year-old
The Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office said 20-year-old Brady Alan Aune, from Elko New Market, died of freshwater drowning on June 3.
Iowa broker linked to Trevor Cook Ponzi scheme admits to fraud
Russell Wasendorf Sr., founder and CEO of Cedar Falls-based Peregrine Financial Group, faces up to 50 years in prison under a plea deal, the Des Moines Register reports. The 64-year-old has agreed to plead guilty to mail fraud, embezzling customer funds and making false statements to regulators.
Federal jury convicts three, acquits six in Somali sex trafficking trial
The case involved nine of the 30 defendants accused of conspiracy to commit sex trafficking of juveniles in Minnesota, Ohio and Tennessee. After five days of deliberations in Nashville, jurors found three men from the Twin Cities guilty and they could be sentenced to life.
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.
Feds to seize Twin Cities home tied to Petters' Ponzi scheme
The U.S. Attorney's Office was given the go-ahead Wednesday by a federal judge to seize a Minnetrista home that was purchased with proceeds from the Tom Petters' Ponzi scheme. The house until recently was occupied by Allen Munson, the ex-husband of former Petters' associate, Deanna Coleman.
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