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Mike Freeman

Wealthy Minnesota couple scams more than $165,000 from welfare system: cops

“I want them to do time,” Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman told the Daily News. “I want them to go to the big house. I want them to do what we call hard time.” Over the years, the couple filled out dozens of forms in Minnesota to receive medical assistance, welfare payments and food ...

The $200 million man: Ponzi schemes in the post-Madoff world

According to Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman, some of his wealthier investors asked to examine Cellette's books. "His biggest investors were saying, 'Your bank statements don't hold up to what you say. ' " That's when Cellette completely crumbled. He walked into Freeman's ...

JFK: Minnesota's Freeman family watched historic tragedy unfold

God save our nation.” “Everybody was emotional, most of us shed tears,” said Jane Freeman, now 92, during a recent interview in her apartment at Walker Place in Minneapolis, as her son, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman, sat nearby. “Most of us tried to gulp it down, and say a lot of ...

Music Teacher Charged With Criminal Sexual Conduct

Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman says it’s common for children to hold back on speaking up. “This is conduct the young person doesn’t want to have but doesn’t quite know what to do about it because it’s a person of authority,” Freeman said. Police records indicate Ladwig was ...

Franklin’s Family Questions County Atty’s Objectivity In Grand Jury Case

Franklin’s family has disputed the story police tell, and Padden said Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman is taking the side of police officers before the grand jury gets a chance to hear the case. Padden said historically there has been a failure to prosecute officers for misconduct. ...

New DNA Technology Closes 17-Year-Old Cold Case

“But the specimen was so small that DNA testing in 1996 couldn’t get a test result that would be accurate,” Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said. So the case went cold, until investigators got a break recently. A grant from the National Institute of Justice allowed investigators to ...

Civil Rights, Medical Groups Weigh In On HIV Case

Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman disagreed. In court documents, he wrote the views of the medical, public health and civil rights groups who have weighed in on the case aren’t legally relevant. “It absolutely is not a civil rights issue,” he said in a telephone interview. “There is ...

Woman Sentenced In Gas Pump Skimming Case

Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said the jury took little time to convict Yesayan — the first of two defendants in the identity theft case. Freeman said through the investigation, detectives learned that more than 450 people had their credit card information stolen by the ...

Woman Accused In Gas Pump Skimming Case Found Guilty

Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said the jury took little time to convict Yesayan — the first of two defendants in the identity theft case. Freeman said through the investigation, detectives learned that more than 450 people had their credit card information stolen by the ...

Letter To Senate Judiciary Critical Of ATF Nominee

“We were right there on the front lines, and Todd was right there with me.” Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman also spoke in defense of Jones. In response to a spike in homicides in Minneapolis in early 2010, Jones, Freeman and other local officials launched a program designed ...

Hennepin County cracks down on truants

As a schoolboy, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman recalls walking home for a doctor's appointment and fearing a truancy officer would pop up from behind a bush. In his case, Freeman had mom's permission to leave school. Now, as the county's top prosecutor, he's making sure ...

Hennepin Co. wants defense attorneys to pay back costs

In a rare motion argued last week in Hennepin County District Court, County Attorney Mike Freeman demanded that lawyers Michael McGlennen and Zachary Longsdorf pay undisclosed litigation costs and invited the District Court, the Sheriff’s Office and the state Department of Corrections to ...

Second Teen Charged With Assault On Mpls. Mayoral Candidate

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A second teenager accused of assaulting a former Minneapolis mayoral candidate has been charged Monday, according to Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman. Seventeen-year-old Deea Leshawn Elliot was charged by juvenile petition with two counts of aggravated ...

Runner up in Minneapolis mayoral election beaten when trying to recover stolen phone

Cutler-Cain was charged with two counts of aggravated robbery in the first degree and one count of assault in the second degree, said Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman. She was transported to county jail on $100,000 bail. Andrew lost last month's election to Betsy Hodges. A deadline ...

Minnesota Vikings Cornerback A.J. Jefferson Waived from the Team After Domestic Assault Charge

"We are saddened at the continuing ability of men to get this simple message," said Mike Freeman of the Hennepin County attorney's office. "Do not hit, strangle, slap, or in any other way, assault your girlfriend or your wife," Freeman added...

County Attorney: 5 Things We Need to Keep Guns From Dangerous People

Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman, Sen. Ron Latz (DFL-District 46) and Rep. John Lesch (DFL-District 66B) are pushing for five changes to state law that they say would keep guns from people who shouldn’t have them. At a press conference Thursday, Freeman spelled out the ...

Hennepin Co. Attorney: 'Be Smart When Using Smart Phones, Electronics'

Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman has issued a warning to residents who own electronic devices, as well as those who might want to steal them. Recently there have been a string of robberies of electronic devices, such as smart phones, tablets and computers, including some incidents ...

Maple Grove City Council Member Faces Possible Charges

Take our survey: OK | Sorry, maybe next time Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman will be meeting with local media Tuesday afternoon about a Maple Grove woman reportedly facing charges. Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman will discuss possible charges filed against Maple ...

Even in Minnesota, politics runs in families

And yet: Below the fold in that same publication was the familiar-looking face of House 64B DFL candidate Matt Freeman, much resembling his father, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman, and his grandfather, the late Gov. Orville Freeman. I could go on — and do, to the irritation of my ...

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