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.
Man fatally shot in St. Paul's Hamline-Midway neighborhood
It's the second homicide of 2022 in St. Paul.
5 names floating around in the NFL head coaching market
Who will the Vikings hire to replace Mike Zimmer?
Osseo district moves to distance learning; 'extremely high number' of absences
Some schools are down 25% of their staff due to illnesses.
Mike Zimmer offers statement after being fired by Vikings
Zimmer was fired on Monday after eight seasons with the Vikings.
Footprints near stuck SUV lead deputies to body of missing WI man
The 30-year-old had disappeared nearly a week ago.
Vikings' Kendricks says 'fear-based' approach not the way to go
The linebacker spoke to the media Monday after Mike Zimmer's firing.
Man charged in light rail knife attack and police squad arson
The separate incidents happened days apart, with the suspect now charged in both cases.
Biden Admin: Home COVID tests will soon be covered by insurance
The tests will be free with insurance starting Saturday.
Historic home in downtown Chaska on the market for $430,000
The property is zoned commercial and residential.
Vikings owner on Cousins situation: 'It's not a simple answer on all this'
The high-profile quarterback has a $45 million cap hit next season.
Duluth firefighters battling blaze at former Seaway Hotel
Wind chills were 35 below zero Monday morning.
Coller: Mike Zimmer set the bar high and then couldn't reach it
The head coach whose teams were known for their fight went out in back-to-back seasons in meaningless games. Few coaches survive that.
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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