April 12, 2024


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Nonprofit incorporated by Minneapolis council member snared in food fraud investigation.

A nonprofit organization that federal investigators allege participated in food-aid fraud was previously incorporated and directed by Minneapolis City Council Member Jamal Osman, according to registration documents filed with the state.

In a search warrant affidavit unsealed on January 21 in the U.S. District Court for Minnesota, FBI investigators named Stigma-Free International Inc. as one of the nonprofit organizations that allegedly misused millions of dollars in federal nutrition funds. Those funds first passed through Feeding Our Future, a St. Anthony-based nonprofit. 

Jamal is not named in any of the public search warrants related to the investigation. 

According to business filings with the Minnesota Secretary of State, Jamal incorporated Stigma-Free International Inc. in August 2019 along with three others.