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Rev. Jeremiah Wright's daughter found guilty of money laundering
Chicago Tribune ^ | March 7, 2014 | Ray Long

Posted on 03/07/2014 7:35:58 PM PST by John W

SPRINGFIELD—The daughter of the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, President Barack Obama’s former minister, was convicted by a federal jury Friday of laundering thousands of dollars from a $1.25 million state grant for a Chicago-based job-training program.

Jeri Wright said she would "definitely" appeal the verdict in U.S. District Court, which found her guilty of 11 counts that included money laundering, lying to federal agents and lying to a grand jury.

"I didn't do anything," Wright, 48, of Hazel Crest, said as she left the Springfield courtroom.

(Excerpt) Read more at chicagotribune.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: chicago; hazelcrest; illinois; jeremiahwright; jeriwright
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1 posted on 03/07/2014 7:35:58 PM PST by John W
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To: John W

Jeri Wright’s chickens coming home to roost.


2 posted on 03/07/2014 7:38:10 PM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: John W

Apple doesn’t fall far ...


3 posted on 03/07/2014 7:38:21 PM PST by doc1019
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To: John W

All she has to do is keep it tied up in appeals until obama’s last day in office then he will pardon her. If there is a last day in office. Either way, she’ll get a pardon.


4 posted on 03/07/2014 7:38:37 PM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: John W

She is one of holder’s people.

How dare they not recognize that.


5 posted on 03/07/2014 7:38:55 PM PST by Dan(9698)
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To: John W

chicken....roost


6 posted on 03/07/2014 7:39:17 PM PST by clintonh8r (Don't twerk me, Broi)
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To: John W

Say it with me:

DAT’S WAAAAACIST, FOLKS!

I didchun do nothin’.


7 posted on 03/07/2014 7:39:41 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: John W

Can she try the Marion Barry defense?


8 posted on 03/07/2014 7:43:35 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: John W

Look for a pardon at the end of Obama`s term


9 posted on 03/07/2014 7:44:11 PM PST by Friendofgeorge (Sarah Palin 2016 OR BUST)
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To: John W

Maybe Obama can intervene? Presidential pardon? A phone call to some IL buddies? Who knows, this is Chicago style politics on a national stage. Pretty soon we’ll be using the IRS to intimidate opposition, or we’ll hire all our crony friends into unofficial positions, we’ll use the DOJ to go after whistle blowers, or we’ll use executive orders to over-ride Congress, selectively enforce what laws we like and ignore those we don’t... wait a sec, this all sounds vaguely familiar.


10 posted on 03/07/2014 7:44:28 PM PST by Red6
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To: John W
The Obama Negro pardon is in the mail.
11 posted on 03/07/2014 7:44:44 PM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: John W

Nobody who is found guilty has ever done anything wrong.


12 posted on 03/07/2014 7:44:53 PM PST by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God Bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: VerySadAmerican

oops, I stole your line before I read the other posts, my bad, I guess was just so obvious


13 posted on 03/07/2014 7:45:21 PM PST by Friendofgeorge (Sarah Palin 2016 OR BUST)
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To: Army Air Corps

Cuing in for the Justice Brothers in 3,2,1....

Da Man did her in. She’ll be the female Travyon Martin for America’s racist grievance-mongers.


14 posted on 03/07/2014 7:46:22 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: John W
"I didn't do anything,"

12 jurors say otherwise but giving you the benefit of the doubt you still did according to the Chicago way, you got caught.

15 posted on 03/07/2014 7:46:42 PM PST by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: John W
was convicted by a federal jury Friday of laundering thousands of dollars

Not exactly chicken scratch. She padded her roost quite nicely.

16 posted on 03/07/2014 7:46:51 PM PST by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: John W

17 posted on 03/07/2014 7:47:12 PM PST by gaijin
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To: John W

Chickens coming home to roost. Poetic justice.


18 posted on 03/07/2014 7:48:07 PM PST by PistolPaknMama
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To: gaijin

Lie father, like daughter.

Obama threw her under the bus, too.


19 posted on 03/07/2014 7:49:06 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: John W

“I didn’t do anything” seems to be typical for people receiving government grants lately.


20 posted on 03/07/2014 7:49:17 PM PST by posterchild
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To: goldstategop

How bout “the bitch set me up!”


21 posted on 03/07/2014 7:49:20 PM PST by VRWCarea51
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To: goldstategop

Obama - “Uh, if I had a cousin...uh, it would be wassername.”


22 posted on 03/07/2014 7:50:57 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: John W

A teeny tiny microscopic bit of a really big iceberg.


23 posted on 03/07/2014 7:52:23 PM PST by lurk
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To: John W
Jeri Wright got the WRONG name.
Jeri is NOT w"right" at all .

Small "w" is there on purpose.

24 posted on 03/07/2014 7:54:28 PM PST by cloudmountain
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To: John W

So the initiative that Wright and co-defendant Evans were working on (siphoning from) was called “My Brother’s Keeper.”

Interesting isn’t it?

Obama has a ‘new’ initiative with the very same name, as reported in a million places.
Feb 11, 2014 - The “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative will bring foundations and companies together to test a range of strategies.

Something smells


25 posted on 03/07/2014 7:57:55 PM PST by austinaero
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To: GeronL

Ping


26 posted on 03/07/2014 7:58:24 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: KC_Lion

Rooting chickens ping.


27 posted on 03/07/2014 8:00:05 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Navy Patriot
The Obama Negro pardon is in the mail.

She might have to wait until the morning of 1/20/2017.

28 posted on 03/07/2014 8:01:31 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (Stalin Blamed The Kulaks,Obama Blames The Tea Party)
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The Chicago way.

Who is surprised?
29 posted on 03/07/2014 8:07:06 PM PST by Nepeta
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To: Gay State Conservative

Seems Democrats just can’t be around a lotta money without it just jumping on them and winding up in their pockets.

Dat der Debil did it and blamed it all on me!


30 posted on 03/07/2014 8:08:43 PM PST by DocJhn
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To: John W

LOL! Gee, what a shocker! Who wants to bet old Wright himself sucked money out of that “church” on a regular basis?


31 posted on 03/07/2014 8:14:36 PM PST by VeniVidiVici (Play the 'Knockout Game' with someone owning a 9mm and you get what you deserve)
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To: austinaero
Something smells

Agreed. And it don't smell nice.

32 posted on 03/07/2014 8:15:17 PM PST by upchuck (South Carolina Representative Trey Gowdy for Speaker of the House!!!)
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To: Lazamataz

We await your verdict, sir.


33 posted on 03/07/2014 8:18:09 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Army Air Corps

Pass


34 posted on 03/07/2014 8:20:27 PM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: John W

Sounds more like payback from Obama or Obama’s friends.


35 posted on 03/07/2014 8:23:37 PM PST by GOPJ ("Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), always currying favor with the press...."(nailed) - William Bigelow)
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To: John W

The white man made her do it.

In 5....4....3....2....


36 posted on 03/07/2014 8:29:36 PM PST by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: John W
MONEY LAUNDERING - She's doing it wrong


37 posted on 03/07/2014 8:29:36 PM PST by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks John W.


38 posted on 03/07/2014 8:33:36 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Nepeta

“Who is surprised?”

Actually, I am.

I am surprised that this was actually brought to trial. Obviously, this miscarriage of justice will be rectified with a pardon a few days before January 20, 2017 and, coincidentally, a few days before the appeals run out.


39 posted on 03/07/2014 8:34:21 PM PST by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: John W

Money laundering?. Rev. Wright’s daughter? No, it can’t be, Rev. Wright is so pro-American. :-)


40 posted on 03/07/2014 8:36:57 PM PST by ExCTCitizen (2014: The Year of DEAD RINOS)
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To: John W

Lock her up for life.


41 posted on 03/07/2014 8:47:37 PM PST by Finalmente
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To: John W

Is this where we get to use Rev. Wright’s line; “She Was Ridin’ DIRTY!!”.


42 posted on 03/07/2014 8:57:05 PM PST by lee martell
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To: John W
"lying to federal agents"

Why wouldn't you lie to lawless thugs? When exactly is the FBI going to get on with the arresting of IRS personnel who are guilty of TRUCKLOADS of egregious felonies?

And their superiors.

And on up the ladder of executive branch command.

43 posted on 03/07/2014 8:57:30 PM PST by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: Mastador1

Exactly.


44 posted on 03/07/2014 9:04:18 PM PST by ReformationFan
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To: John W
Oh baby, how rich! Can't wait ‘till Monday when the talk show hosts get ahold of this. This one may have legs, walking back to a lot of individuals. Bring it on.
45 posted on 03/07/2014 9:08:43 PM PST by Fungi
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To: John W

If you like your money laundering....


46 posted on 03/07/2014 9:32:22 PM PST by Veggie Todd (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. TJ)
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To: John W
"I didn't do anything," Wright, 48, of Hazel Crest, said as she left the Springfield courtroom.

After all these years, hasn't she learned that racism beats a denial any day?

47 posted on 03/07/2014 9:57:04 PM PST by Baynative (Got bulbs? Check my profile page.)
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To: John W

Boy of boy, Obama’s Chicago friends and their families are all career crooks and terrorists. How will half the electorate ever explain to their grandchildren how they voted in a person about whom they knew nothing except the color of his skin.


48 posted on 03/07/2014 10:52:28 PM PST by Seeing More Clearly Now
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To: John W
criminality gallops in family..he, a friend o 0'ButtCrack.

49 posted on 03/08/2014 2:39:21 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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I didnt do anything, hello? holder is this you?


50 posted on 03/08/2014 3:20:23 AM PST by ronnie raygun (zippy the a##clown sez..............................)
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