Skip to comments.Daughter of Jeremiah Wright Convicted in Fraud Scheme
Posted on 03/08/2014 4:17:58 PM PST by mandaladon
CHICAGO The daughter of President Barack Obama's former pastor was convicted on Friday of laundering thousands of dollars from a state grant for a Chicago-area job-training program, federal prosecutors said.
A federal jury took less than two hours to find Jeri Wright, 48, the daughter of Jeremiah Wright, guilty on all counts for her part in a fraud scheme led by a former suburban police chief and the chief's husband, according to the U.S. Attorney's office for the Central District of Illinois in Springfield.
The $1.25 million state grant was for a not-for-profit work and education program called We Are Our Brother's Keeper, owned by Regina Evans, former police chief of Country Club Hills, and her husband, Ronald Evans Jr.
Wright, a close friend of the couple, took as much as $11,000 from checks worth more than $30,000 that were supposed to be for work related to the grant, prosecutors said. About $20,000 was deposited back into accounts controlled by Regina and Ronald Evans. The couple has pleaded guilty to the fraud scheme.
The grant agreement was supposed to provide bricklaying and electrical pre-apprenticeship training and GED preparation at the Regal Theater, another entity owned by the couple. Little, if any, of the training provided in the grant agreement was ever completed, according to prosecutors.
Jeremiah Wright was the Chicago pastor whose inflammatory church sermons, which often condemned U.S. attitudes on race, poverty and other issues, became a focus during the 2008 presidential campaign.
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The apple didn’t fall far from the tree...
I feel a presidential pardon coming IF the Chosen One leaves office.
Black criminal insiders using their connections to steal government money?? Wow, has this ever happened before??
Chickens come home to roost.
Is not “We are our brothers keeper” the same name as the “thing” O signed into action just last week? any connection?
Rev. Wright will really be damning America tomorrow.
6/8/13 Evans pleaded guilty to fraud and money laundering charges related to the misuse of a $1.25 million state grant to a non-profit organization she ran with her husband, Ronald Evans Jr.
BACKSTORY---Police Chief Regina Evans Resigns / October 11, 2011
COUNTRY CLUB HILLS, Ill. (CBSLOCAL.COM) Country Club Hills Mayor Dwight Welch said Monday that negotiations were underway to clear the way for the resignation of police Chief Regina Evans. She has been head of the department for about two years, but was on disability leave since August.....it was earlier reported is that Illinois Attorney General's office is suing a nonprofit group run by Evans over how its handling of state job training grant worth more than $500,000.
Evans also signed off on the invoices for a controversial summer camp where the campers including the children of some aldermen who voted for it got paid to attend.
Most recently, Evans came under fire from city officials for overseeing a part-time police program where 10 part-time police officers were hired last year. A SouthtownStar report about the officers revealed that many of the part-time officers had questionable backgrounds, and a city report on the program showed the officers werent qualified to do police work. They since have been ordered to turn in their guns and badges.
The SouthtownStar contributed to this report, via the Sun-Times Media Wire.
When will people finally figure this scam out?
Their favorite sport and the real reason we have so many "programs".
WASH/POST---Community lenders network commits to lend $1 billion in support of Obama's My Brothers Keeper / By Zachary A. Goldfarb, March 6, 2014
A network of community lenders is committing to lend $1 billion in support of President Obamas My Brothers Keeper initiative that aims to boost the life chances of young African and Hispanic men.
Racism, straight up. /s
People always say to look to the Roman empire to understand what NOT to do.
I think the idiot politicians are using that history as a tutorial.
How to Ruin a Country for Dummies.
Just a coinkydink. (wink wink nudge nudge)
Did they really need the stikin' Baadgees?
More like 'We Keep from our Brothers'...
Business as usual for the politically connected in Chicago.
The proverbial fruit doesn’t fall far from the tree