- Associated Press - Thursday, July 9, 2015

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Prosecutors have accused a Little Rock of defrauding a federal feeding program.

The U.S. Attorney’s office said Thursday that 24-year-old Michael R. Lee was arrested Wednesday. A grand jury on Tuesday handed up a 20-count indictment alleging wire fraud involving U.S. Department of Agriculture funds.

According to prosecutors, Lee overstated how many children were served at “Our Children of Tomorrow,” an organization he sponsored. Prosecutors say that, at one location, he reported serving 115-450 children while no more than 30 attended, and that he reported serving 76-350 children at a location with no children seen visiting.

A federal magistrate released Lee on bond Thursday.

Lee’s lawyer, Willard Proctor Jr., declined comment, saying he hadn’t had a chance to read the accusations closely.

Prosecutors announced similar charges against others previously.


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