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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Minnesota

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, July 26, 2019

Owners Of Minneapolis Adult Day Care Charged With Tax Evasion

United States Attorney Erica H. MacDonald today announced a federal indictment against FAYSAL SAYID, 40, and MUHUMED ALI, 36, charging them with multiple counts of income tax evasion and with conspiracy to defraud the United States.  SAYID and ALI are currently scheduled to make their initial appearances on August 9, 2019, before Magistrate Judge Hildy Bowbeer in U.S. District Court in St. Paul, Minnesota.

According to the indictment, SAYID and ALI co-owned and operated Meisa Group, LLC, which provided adult day care services to individuals enrolled in the Minnesota Medicaid program. Between 2012 and 2014, SAYID and ALI each received more than $1 million from Meisa’s operating accounts and used much of the funds to pay for their own living expenses, including clothing, travel, entertainment, and automobiles. According to the indictment, SAYID and ALI created falsified financial records including profit and loss statements, fabricated invoices, and failed to report or pay individual income taxes on the income.

This case is the result of an investigation conducted by the FBI, the Criminal Investigation Division of the IRS, and the Civil division of the IRS.

Assistant U.S. Attorney John Kokkinen is prosecuting the case.

 

Defendant Information:

FAYSAL SAYID, 40

Minneapolis, Minn.

Charges:

  • Conspiracy to defraud the united states, 1 count
  • Income tax evasion, 3 counts

 

MUHUMED ALI, 36

Minneapolis, Minn.

Charges:

  • Conspiracy to defraud the united states, 1 count
  • Income tax evasion, 2 counts

 

 

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The charges contained in the indictment are merely accusations, and the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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Updated July 26, 2019