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Minnesota started aggressively going after daycare fraud in 2014. Chuck Johnson, acting commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Human Services, said an investigation … There are 10 open investigations and a number of closed cases, including convictions of fraudulent daycare centers operated by Somali fraudsters. Publicly-searchable court records show that Kalinle was brought to family court several times from 2009-2013 for failure to pay child support. According to WCCO’s report on the fraud findings, “the criminal complaint states that a former employee told investigators that Kalinle’s relatives bought the business from him and reopened it this year under a different name. But some community leaders say there's another reason for the increase in carry-on cash. Scott Stillman spent eight years managing the state’s digital forensics lab, meaning he mined data from computers and smart phones. State lawmakers are learning what is going on inside the Department of Human Services and its investigation into fraud in the state's childcare program. May 2018: Somali-American child care providers push back on reports of fraud More: Investigator warning of day care fraud made false statements in the … Altier reflects on the state of America, New Minnesota education standards center around LGBT issues, race, climate change, VIDEO: Fr. The investigation was prompted by a report aired by Fox 9, ... How common is the system among Somalis in Minnesota? Over $4 million in fraud from Somali-run daycare centers has been discovered so far. State taxpayers currently fund $418 million in child care payments annually. – Recent revelations of rampant Somali daycare fraud that could be funneling money to terrorists have many Minnesotans wondering what could have been done to detect the fraud sooner. PAUL — The Minnesota official at the center of questions about how the state investigates child care fraud fired back Friday, March 22, after being put on leave earlier in the week. Somali invaders in Minnesota—given “refugee status” by liberals and the US Government—are stealing hundreds of millions of dollars in welfare swindles and shipping the cash by commercial aircraft back to Somalia in suitcases to regions controlled by the Islamist al Shabaab organization, an investigation by KMSP-TV in that state has revealed. “But I felt I had an obligation because I think there’s a strong possibility this money is being used against innocent civilians and against our military.”, According to Stillman, he alerted a number of people in DHS including the Commissioner’s Chief of Staff with the following message: “Significant amount of these defrauded dollars are being sent overseas to countries and organizations connected to entities known to fund terrorists and terrorism.”. State taxpayers currently fund $418 million in child care payments annually. Search warrants show that each of these daycare centers has received several million dollars in child-care assistance funds. Ten daycare centers are under investigation for fraud, and dozens more are suspected. DHS responded with a statement: “The Deputy Commissioner, communications and legal staff learned there may be emails on this subject when Fox 9 made its data request in March. A Minnesota State Senate Committee held a special hearing on Tuesday to consider legislation that would stop efforts to “broaden the childcare assistance program” after a local Fox News affiliate broke the story on Monday that Somali immigrants are allegedly running an estimated $100 million daycare fraud scheme paid for by taxpayers. Mumtaaz Daycare was previously fined $4,600 by the state in April of 2014 for failing to submit background studies for 24 staff persons. A day-care scandal in Minnesota has exploded; investigators have discovered day-care centers that are bilking the government of out hundreds of millions of dollars are funneling the money to the Middle East, and some of that money may be being used to finance terrorism. Dozens of Somali invaders take part in the scam, pretending to send their children to the daycares in exchange for a cut of the welfare money. The state would pay a daycare’s bill and within hours of the money showing up in the business’s bank account, funds were being wired to the United Arab Emirates. Sources tell the Fox 9 Investigators people within the governor’s office were told about the concerns a couple of years ago. Minnesota’s legislative auditor released on Wednesday a long-awaited investigation into a subsidy that helps low-income parents afford child care. Will The Working Families Agenda Actually Hurt Working Families. “My chief of staff, current and previous staff, from what I’m told, did not get any information alleging there was that kind of theft,” Dayton said. The then-chief compliance officer was informed at the time the emails were originally sent.”, “I would like to have an independent federal investigation of the handling of DHS programs, specifically daycares and the Medicaid fraud program by Homeland Security of the Department of Justice.”. Each of the suspect centers has received several millions of dollars in government subsidies. He was also booked on charges of felony identity theft in August of 2014, two months before the daycare center stopped operating. Why did the state allow the center to remain in operation after the April 2014 citation about the lack of background studies for so many employees? At a Monday press briefing, the governor told Fox 9 his office was not told about the warnings. On June 6, 2013, he was evicted for failure to pay rent at his previous business, Royale Grocery & Halal Meat. The investigation showed that most are owned by Somali immigrants. The DHS also found that “the name on the Minnesota Driver’s License does not match the name on the Social Security card” for two employees. $100 million in taxpayer cash may have been used to fund terrorists in the Middle East last year alone. (For example, being a defendant in a child support matter or being evicted would not result in an individual being disqualified.)”. And it was a doozy. They also said that Kalinle is still a “silent” partner at the new business.”, According to the DHS, Hanano Childcare Inc, was issued a license on June 24, 2015 at the same address. Some of the businesses were gaming the system to steal millions in government subsidies meant to help low-income families with their childcare expenses. 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It’s cost Minnesota tens of millions of dollars and no one knows exactly how much. Why did they remain open after surveillance was finished in May of 2014? These lazy dindus are scamming the taxpayers of Minnesota out of hundreds of millions a year and sending some of the money to Islamic terrorists. “We are working on and overwhelmed by a significant amount of fraud cases involving organized crime, defrauding hundreds of millions of dollars annually in taxpayer monies,” he wrote. Minnesota authorities are currently investigating at least 10 daycare centers for overbilling the state. Former Mumtaaz daycare center via Google Maps. On February 18, 2014, before the surveillance started, the state issued fourteen citations to Mumtaaz for failure to comply with applicable laws and rules ranging from failure to properly supervise children to hazards accessible to children at the center. However, it would still bill the state for a full day of childcare. Learn how your comment data is processed. The state currently has 10 daycare centers under investigation for fraudulent billing of childcare services. Minnesota’s Somali $100 Million Daycare Fraud May 17, 2018 Dr. Tar Uncategorized 17 A program meant to help the working poor seems to have been diverted in to a massive fraud by “dozens” of fake Muslim daycare centers in Minnesota. The incidents allegedly occurred on an “unknown date in April.”  The investigation concluded that “it was not determined that abuse occurred,” but that conclusion was based on the acknowledged fact that Mumtaaz “didn’t keep sufficient documentation regarding all staff person’s names who worked there. 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Another Somali-run daycare center in Minnesota has been defrauding the state and fleecing taxpayers. “I have never seen anything like this level or scope in my 27-year career as an investigator,” he told Fox 9. According to public records and government sources, Somali immigrants own most of the daycare centers. (KMSP) – A government whistleblower said he warned upper management at the Department of Human Services about massive daycare fraud more than a year ago. ... Then you have the story of the Somali-owned child care centers. He resigned from his position in March after 10 years on the job. Most of the centers are owned by immigrants … And how was the center allowed to still operate after the fraud was discovered? Questions remain. Those wire transfers stopped after a few centers were busted. Mumtaaz Family Daycare Center in St. Paul overbilled the state by at least $16,800 during a 12-week period in 2014. somali lagu qabtay qayaano Day care ee gobolka MN ... INVESTIGATION | Day care center inspection results revealed - Duration: ... Somali American Farmer in Minnesota talks to youth. They set up bogus daycare centers and then bill the state for child care work that they’re not even doing. According to public records and government sources, most are owned by Somali immigrants. Said Jire Kalinle, 43, was the owner of Mumtaaz, and went to great lengths to conceal the operation with a special “DHS room” to throw off inspectors. "The fact is the Muslim community in Minnesota is growing in wealth, they're growing in size, and that's an easy way to explain that story," said Jaylani Hussein, the executive director of CAIR-Minnesota. Muslim Apologists – “If Islam Were a Violent Religion, then All Muslims Would be Violent”. Fox 9 television uncovers a far-reaching scandal: last year, more than $100 million in cash left the Twin Cities airport in carry-on luggage, bound for the Middle East and Africa: This story begins at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, where mysterious suitcases filled with cash have become a common carry-on. We asked DHS how Mr. Kalinle was allowed to get a license to operate a daycare center with his court history. Each of the suspect centers has received several millions of dollars in government subsidies. Emails obtained by the Fox 9 Investigators show the Minnesota government agency was told millions of stolen tax dollars were going overseas and likely a portion of the money was being skimmed by terrorism organizations. Mumtaaz Family Daycare Center in St. Paul overbilled the state by at least $16,800 during a 12-week period in 2014. In October of 2014, a “suspected maltreatment” report was filed with DHS which stated that a staff person allegedly hit a 10-year-old victim in a face with a book and that the victim “sustain a cut and bruise underneath his/her left eye” and also that a staff person “pinched” the top of the victim’s fingertips with fingernails as a form of punishment. A bombshell report from FOX 9 revealed ongoing fraud in Minnesota’s child care assistance program leading to over $100 million a year being shipped overseas, potentially into the hands of terrorists. Stillman is no longer with the state. A childcare provider investigations unit formed in 2014 to investigate similar cases has already closed 12 childcare centers. A total of 13 centers have been closed so far. More Somali daycare fraud in Minnesota, could abuse have been prevented? Another Somali-run daycare center in Minnesota has been defrauding the state and fleecing taxpayers. While we can’t provide specifics regarding individual background study studies, not all offenses are disqualifying and not all court involvement relates to a potentially disqualifying offense. The Department of Health and Human Services confirms that the state licensed the Mumtaaz childcare center on August 27, 2013 and it stopped operating on October 3, 2014. The incident occurred as authorities attempted to stop the man as part of a firearms investigation. The fraud was discovered based on tips from former employees and it’s highly likely that the amount was much higher, since the dollar figure was accounted for only when the daycare center was placed under surveillance from Feb. 26-May 18 2014. “This controversy has become a political distraction and I am eager for the truth to come to light,” Carolyn Ham, inspector general for the Department of Human Services, said in a statement Friday. DHS took two months before it turned over the emails, and much of what it provided was redacted. Ten, mostly Somali-owned daycares, are currently under investigation. An official with the department explained via email, “DHS issues child care center licenses when the applicants meet requirements in state law. The state currently has 10 daycare centers under investigation for fraudulent billing of childcare services. Stillman was so alarmed by what he found that in March of 2017 he fired off a series of emails to his supervisors at DHS. Minnesota Statutes, section 245C.15 provides the list of disqualifying offenses and acts as well as the period of disqualification. Minnesota: Somali-Owned Daycare Centers Investigated for $100-Million Fraud Daycare centers in Minnesota, mostly owned by Somalis, received millions in government subsidies intended to assist low-income families with childcare expenses, but the money was shipped on airline flights in … Ramsey County attorney’s office press release, On February 18, 2014, before the surveillance started, t, Mumtaaz Daycare was previously fined $4,600, In October of 2014, a “suspected maltreatment”. Stillman read from one of the emails he wrote which the Fox 9 Investigators obtained through a public records request. Fox 9 asked the Department of Human Services about the emails Stillman sent in 2017 and more specifically who, in the chain of command, was aware of them and when. Video shows Hennepin County Sheriff’s deputies zip-tying the Somali parents of Dolal Idd, ... ongoing investigation. State authorities are investigating fraud at 10 Minnesota day care providers. The operator, Kalinle, was a taxi cab driver in St. Paul per city permit records, and was arrested for driving without proof on insurance in July 2011 per the Ramsey County jail bookings database. The current license holder  also had to meet the requirements in law to be licensed.”. (Referring to the Department of Health and Human Services which oversees daycare centers.) The Fox 9 investigation determined that one Somali daycare operator billed the state over $1 million for providing fraudulent services, and that 10 other daycare operators are under investigation, with dozens more considered suspicious. A DHS task force is in place to investigate daycare fraud. ... Schools and child care questions: 651-297-1304 or 1-800-657-3504 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Top Posts & Pages. DHS said there are 4,953 Minnesota daycare centers that qualify for the C-CAP program and the total cost of the program for the fiscal year 2018 was $254 million. Politically correct fears of being called racist have allowed a massive daycare fraud scam run by Somali refugees in Minnesota to flourish and balloon out of control. When the state started going after daycare centers suspected of fraud, Stillman was directly involved in the investigations. Since neither the alleged victim, victim’s family member, nor the administrative staff  didn’t know the last name of the alleged perpetrator, and since “attempts to contact two staff persons with the same first name of the alleged perpetrator were unsuccessful,” the state determined that there wasn’t enough evidence to confirm the abuse. Alpha News asked about the allegation that Kalinle’s relatives were involved with the new center and was told by DHS, “We can confirm that a child care center is in operation at the address of the former center. 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