United States Attorney Erica H. MacDonald announced on Jul. 26 a federal indictment against two individuals, Faysal Sayid, 40, and Muhumed Ali, 36.
Sayid and Ali co-owned and operated Meisa Group, an LLC that provides adult daycare services to Minnesota residents enrolled in the state’s Medicaid program.
The two co-owners received more than $1 million from Meisa’s operating accounts and used the money for personal expenses, such as clothing, travel, entertainment, and automobiles. Subsequently, they falsified the company’s profit and loss statements and fabricated invoices, in addition to failing to report or pay individual income taxes on the income.
Sayid and Ali are scheduled to appear in front of Magistrate Judge Hildy Bowbeer at the U.S. District Court in St. Paul, Minnesota on Aug. 9.
Faysal Sayid is being charged with 1 count of conspiracy to defraud the United States and 3 counts of income tax evasion while Muhumed Ali is being charged with 1 count of conspiracy to defraud the United States, and 2 counts of income tax evasion.
Senator Michelle Benson (R-Ham Lake) posted about the matter on Facebook saying this is just “one more thing for the new OIG (Office of Inspector General) to look into” and asking “did they provide care for the clients? did they keep records to prove it?”
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Megan Olson is a 2020 graduate of the University of Minnesota with degrees in political science and history. She works in public affairs in addition to serving on the Legislative Advisory Council for School District 196. She is also on the school board for FIT academy, a charter school in Apple Valley.