Skip to comments.Tally in Illinois Grant Fraud Probe So Far -- 13 Charged, 16 Million Embezzled
Posted on 09/09/2013 12:57:23 PM PDT by PBRCat
The U.S. attorneys office in Springfield has been busy the past few years investigating a variety of fraud schemes involving state grants. Thirteen people have been charged so far, six who have pleaded guilty.
Two of them have ties to President Barack Obama. One is the daughter of his controversial former pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright. Another was chief of staff to Obamas longtime friend Eric E. Whitaker when Whitaker was Illinois public health chief.
In all, prosecutors are alleging a total of $16 million in fraud involving state health or commerce department grants and contracts.
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All were African-American legislators from Chicago. Hendon and Howard have since resigned from office. Howard accepted a bureaucratic post, but resigned once the investigation developed. Hendon resigned suddenly once rumors about the investigation surfaced.
Obumbler will pardon them.
I’m surprised Eric Holder hasn’t intervened to quash the investigation. These are buddies, after all.
Should have just started a solar power company...better money and no risk!
“-—two have ties to Obama-—” AW, c’mon. I got a cold case here that says they all have ties to the Kenyan. Seems like they were all country cousins of Odumbo and were all working on funding their golden parachutes. The guys awarding these grants need to be up on the same charges and we know dammwell that a bunch of this money was making it back to democrat political campaigns-——just waiting for the rest of the story.
Speaking of fraud in Illinois, whatever happened with the "investigation" into the connection between Tony Rezko and Baraq 0bama?
"...don't no nuttin bout no money"
The Memphis Way............
What you talking about Willis?
State Senator Rickey Hendon abandoned politics to return to his first love, a thriving career in independent movie making! Check out his first cinematic masterpiece:
The Amistad Foundation is belly-up. No surprise......unsupervised community organizers.
Financial fraud in political higher ups in Illinois? Hard to believe.
Many of these state grants and so called “Member Initiatives” (grants awarded by individual legislators without much oversight) were a thinly disguised effort to utilize “not for profit organizations,” charities and religious organizations to act as political precinct organizations and maintain Democrat control of the legislature. Many of the so called charities were newly created for the solely purpose of cashing in on the available grant money. Pennies went for the actual social service purposes while big bucks were skimmed. All that was essential was that the votes were hustled on election day.
Rev. Wright's DAUGHTER?? Her father probably is in on it !
In my mind a certain phrase keeps circling around this story; “Chickens coming home to roost!” I wonder why?
Rezko is likely still behind bars in Federal Prison...after having been convicted in 2011
Ten and a Half..Years.....?
I think barrys waiting for all of his buddies to be arrested and convicted before throwing the big PARDON PARTY.
the apparently bedraggled state of Illinois still has ole connie listed as a Senate Assembly woman.
Perhaps they expect Barry to PARDON her...and thus didnt see fit to remove her from the site.
funny Chicago didnt smell that bad...from the Airport
Here is the missing link.
Many of them are involved in the Healthcare industry.
With a little snooping, I bet it points directly at SEIU.
Another factoid that is interesting is that Illinois has fifty-nine State Senators and 118 Representatives, but the investigation shows that the most flagrant abuses uncovered thus far all occurred in minority districts.
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