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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Minnesota

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Federal Jury Finds Minneapolis Man Guilty of Lying to a Grand Jury

MINNEAPOLIS – A federal jury convicted a Minneapolis man of lying to a grand jury, announced U.S. Attorney Andrew M. Luger.

Following a two-day trial before U.S. District Judge Nancy E. Brasel, Muse Mohamud Mohamed, 30, was convicted yesterday on two counts of false declarations before a grand jury.  A sentencing hearing will be scheduled at a later time.

Mohamed was served with a subpoena to provide testimony before a grand jury seated in the District of Minnesota regarding the use of the agent delivery process during Minnesota’s August 11, 2020, primary election. The City of Minneapolis’ election records document that Mohamed delivered ballots as an agent for three voters during that election. The voters, however, testified that they do not know Mohamed and did not ask him to pick up and deliver absentee ballots for them.

As proven at trial, on October 14, 2021, Mohamed provided testimony to the grand jury that he received the absentee ballots from the voters themselves. When Mohamed was confronted with the fact that the voters each gave statements that they do not know him and that they did not ask him or anyone for agent delivery of their ballots for the August 2020 election, Mohamed testified that he received the ballots from the voters.

This case was the result of an investigation conducted by the FBI.

This case was tried by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Kimberly A. Svendsen, Angela M. Munoz, and Allison K. Ethen.

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Updated May 11, 2022