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Daughter of Jeremiah Wright Convicted in Fraud Scheme
NBCNEWS.COM ^ | March 8, 2014 | REUTERS

Posted on 05/18/2014 2:32:38 PM PDT by wmileo

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.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: fraud; moneylaundering
It only took NBCNEWS.com two months to finally report on this REUTERS story that nobody else on the other alphabet networks decide was even news worthy.

It is amazing what some news organizations will do to distinguise themselves as a viable relevant entity.

1 posted on 05/18/2014 2:32:38 PM PDT by wmileo
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To: wmileo

Like father, like daughter?


2 posted on 05/18/2014 2:34:28 PM PDT by Kackikat
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To: wmileo

Fraud seems to run deep in those raised and mentored by Rev. Wright.


3 posted on 05/18/2014 2:36:25 PM PDT by Baynative (How much longer will the media be able to prop up this administration?)
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To: wmileo

Judge, we the Jury find that Wright is wrong.


4 posted on 05/18/2014 2:36:45 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: Kackikat
Like father, like daughter?

Could this be called poetic justice?

5 posted on 05/18/2014 2:38:30 PM PDT by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: wmileo
program called We Are Our Brother's Keeper

We Are Our Brother's Looter.

6 posted on 05/18/2014 2:39:59 PM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: Mark17

Like father, like president?


7 posted on 05/18/2014 2:39:59 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: wmileo

Rev. Wright: What are all those chickens doing in my back yard?


8 posted on 05/18/2014 2:41:16 PM PDT by windsorknot
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To: Mark17

Jeri Wright: Ah didunt do nuthin’ dat Obama didunt dun!


9 posted on 05/18/2014 2:42:22 PM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel (Have a wonderful day!)
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To: wmileo

She will get community service for a couple of weeks.


10 posted on 05/18/2014 2:43:35 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Mark17

Could be...the Pastor was a Marxist who favored Malcolm X in his youth I believe. Not sure he ever really changed from that philosophy.


11 posted on 05/18/2014 2:44:36 PM PDT by Kackikat
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To: wmileo

“You will know them by their fruit”


12 posted on 05/18/2014 2:45:44 PM PDT by bkopto (Free men are not equal. Equal men are not free.)
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To: wmileo

Racist jury, no doubt...


13 posted on 05/18/2014 2:49:58 PM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos.)
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To: Kackikat; All
"Like father, like daughter?"
(IMBO :) It's in the DNA..Genetics = Politics.
From the Elder Grifter to the Younger Grifter

14 posted on 05/18/2014 2:55:20 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Bathhouse/"Rustler" Reid? :-)
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To: wmileo

Typical.


15 posted on 05/18/2014 2:58:39 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: wmileo

16 posted on 05/18/2014 2:59:02 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: wmileo; LucyT; WildHighlander57; maggief; crosslink

If you check out
Rl Ruhk - the black Muslim street gang that controlled the community 0 organized and
The Chicago Subud world women’s group
You will find that they too were financed by questionable grants from he government.
It’s part of the Chicago way!
I’m sure these are just the tip of the berg !


17 posted on 05/18/2014 3:00:43 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then or now)
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To: wmileo

Obama was using Wright. And Wright knew it all along. Wright is smarter than Obama.


18 posted on 05/18/2014 3:03:35 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Mark17

Would you want to be punished for your father’s actions?


19 posted on 05/18/2014 3:04:06 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Jeremiah Wright, Retiring Like a Pulpit Pimp!

The rectum Wright abandoned his flock to the South side ghetto and had a million dollar mansion built in a an white gated community.

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKpONH7hFbE


20 posted on 05/18/2014 3:09:58 PM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: skinkinthegrass

21 posted on 05/18/2014 3:14:10 PM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: wmileo

It wasn’t widely reported in the alphabet networks but it did get some coverage.

NBC... Mar. 8, 2014
http://www.nbcnews.com/#/news/crime-courts/daughter-jeremiah-wright-convicted-fraud-scheme-n47841


22 posted on 05/18/2014 3:16:25 PM PDT by deport
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ONCE UPON A TIME IN CHICAGOLAND Rev Jeremiah's Wright's beloved daughter was convicted for looting a $1.25 million state grant which financed a tax-exempt, 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.

<><> 6/8/13 Police Chief Regina Evans (above) pleaded guilty to fraud and money laundering charges related to the misuse of a $1.25 million state grant to the non-profit organization she ran with her husband, Ronald Evans Jr.

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BACKUP---October 11, 2011 ---- Police Chief Regina Evans Resigns

COUNTRY CLUB HILLS, Ill. (CBSLOCAL.COM) Country Club Hills Mayor said that negotiations were underway to clear the way for the resignation of police Chief Regina Evans, in office for about two years,

<><> Regina Evans was on (ahem) disability leave since August 2011,

<><> it was earlier reported that Illinois AG's office is suing Regina Evans' n/p over its handling of state job training grant worth more than $500,000.

<><> Evans also signed off on invoices for a controversial summer camp where the campers — including children of aldermen who voted for it — got paid to attend (Chicago-way--"redistribution of income").

<><> Most recently, Evans came under fire for overseeing a 2011 part-time police program where 10 part-time police officers were hired.... bur that many had questionable backgrounds, and weren’t qualified to do police work. They were ordered to turn in their guns and badges (got high-paid city sanitation jobs).

The SouthtownStar contributed to this report, via the Sun-Times Media Wire.

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"My Brother's Keeper" scam rears its ugly head in Washington.

WASH/POST---Community lenders’ network commits to lend $1 billion in support of Obama's ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ / By Zachary A. Goldfarb, March 6, 2014

A network of (ahem) community lenders is committing to lending (?) $1 billion in support of President Obama’s “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative that aims to boost the life chances of young African and Hispanic men.

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Yawn.....just goes to show: there's always a sap-happy Dem/Lib willing to say they're "for" their fellow-man---and conniving to make a buck on it.

23 posted on 05/18/2014 3:23:10 PM PDT by Liz
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MEET THE KINGPINS OF CHICAGO CRIMINAL POLITICS IN OUR WH The malevolent parasitic strain of Chicago criminals wasted no time.....they had a stranglehold on the US Treasury from the getgo.

The minute Obama/Valerie/Rahm/Axelrod/Geithner, and that diseased bunch, landed in DC they did two things that were apparently crucial to their evil plans

(a) they took control of the US Census;

(b) Obama placed his COS Rahm Emanuel in control of the US Dept of the Treasury (the IRS).

THE SMOKING GUN---WSJ REPORT--On Jan 20, 2009 Timothy Geithner was appointed Obama's Secy of the Treasury. But within three weeks, the Obama White House tightened its grip on Treasury. Obama put his COS, Rahm Emanuel, in charge of Treasury---Rahm Emanuel's dual role was an unusual move.

When he got to Treasury, WH COS Rahm Emanuel was so involved in the inner workings of the Treasury that the phrase "Rahm wants it" had become an unofficial mantra among subservient govt staffers, prostrate in obeisance, scurrying to accede to Rahm's wishes, according to Treasury government officials. Reported by WSJ / 05/31/09

More here: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124113406528875137.html

THIS MADE ME LAUGH OUT LOUD shortly after quitting his powerful WH job as Obama's COS, Rahm held a presser declaring he "just remembered" he really, Really wanted to be Mayor of Chicago. Then Rahm announced he had magically "raised" $10 million for his campaign in "just a matter of weeks." (waiting for hysterical laughter to die down). Ya gotta wonder how much Wall Street Rahm wired offshore when Obama put him in charge of the entire US Treasury.

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Rahm Emanuel takes over Chicago / May 16, 2011

EDITED EXCERPT .... an exciting time in the inbred world of Chicago Democratic politics.... Democratic don, Richard M. Daley ruled for 22 years, inheriting the mayoralty from his father, Mayor Richard J. Daley who held on for a generation. Now the ex-chief of staff of Chicagoan Barack Obama (once a state Senator, now president) was installed. US Treasury Secy Tim Geithner was there, and so was Chicagoan David Axelrod, an O team player.

BTW, Mayor Daley's former chief of staff, Valerie Jarrett, hired Obama's wife, Michelle, to work in Chicago City Hall.

Jarret is now ensconced as Obama's chief policy advisor. In Chicagoland vernacular, "chief policy advisor" means "wire-transfer artist".

Mayor Emanuel's innovative ways commenced early on---his organization was getting $50G's for the best seats at the inauguration (mmmm........that accounts for another couple million scammed from Treasury).

The mayoralty (and its--cough--"benefits") is a job Emanuel has coveted since he was a machine go-fer back in the 1980s.....before he became Bill Clinton's national campaign finance chairman and then a dual role as senior White House aide and Goldman Sachs lobbyist and then (gasp) becoming a multi-millionaire, thanks to a measly few months at a local investment firm...then a (gag) Congressman for four terms---then White House chief of staff for Obama that helped create the 2010 Republican House landslide.

SOURCE http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/washington/2011/05/rahm-emanuel-new-chicago-mayor-tim-geithner.html

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MARK THIS WELL Obama's handmaiden since Chicago days is Valerie Jarrett---then Mayor Daley's henchman---who hired Michele to work in Daley's office.....decent salary, perks, and all you could steal.

Valerie's official WH title is "senior deputy advisor"-------in Chicago criminal politics parlance that means "wire transfer artist."

24 posted on 05/18/2014 3:25:30 PM PDT by Liz
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To: wmileo

Hopefully it was because shes a woman claiming to be a man....


25 posted on 05/18/2014 3:32:25 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana (Taglines can get you audited)
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To: Kackikat

The Brazilian nut does not fall far from the tree


26 posted on 05/18/2014 3:32:50 PM PDT by al baby (Hi MomÂ…)
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To: wmileo

Chicago-land is the Mecca of corruption in America. It is being fueled by the gang-ridden illegal drug industry. You can measure the level of corruption by the level of homicides in the region. Almost all of the homicides are fueled by illegal drug use and sale.

The minorities seem to think they can do anything they want in such a cultural atmosphere. It is the entitlement mentality on steroids. This mentality has infected the Wright household. All is the collateral damage of illegal drugs.


27 posted on 05/18/2014 3:37:42 PM PDT by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: martin_fierro

Love it!


28 posted on 05/18/2014 3:45:31 PM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: wmileo

The maximum penalty for money laundering is up to 20 years in prison, and five years in prison on the other counts. Sentencing is scheduled for July 7.
Sounds like 2 years min security and like 50 years off for good behavior.


29 posted on 05/18/2014 3:56:26 PM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: nickcarraway
Would you want to be punished for your father’s actions?

Well nick, let me see if I can figure this out. It would appear to me, that she is being punished for her own actions, but you knew that. I was merely pointing out, that corruption runs in their family, but you knew that too.

30 posted on 05/18/2014 4:00:43 PM PDT by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: Mark17

Your talked about poetic justice, which would imply her conviction was some kind of karmic punishment for her father’s actions. Sort of like how Rev. Wright said the U.S. would be punished for it’s past actions. But you knew that too.


31 posted on 05/18/2014 4:05:09 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: KeyLargo

Should read a “once white community” since they let this criminal fraud in.


32 posted on 05/18/2014 4:17:53 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: hoosiermama

Hoosiermama,

Now that burns me up...

its OK for those groups to get $ from the govt,

but not any similar groups on the opposite philosophical/political side.

:(

Re: Wrights daughter.... glad that justice has been served.

Its a start.... keep searching, the wrongdoers hate the light...


33 posted on 05/18/2014 5:57:50 PM PDT by WildHighlander57 ((WildHighlander57, returning after lurking since 2000)
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To: al baby

Ha! I was just going to post....nuts, trees...and all that ;)


34 posted on 05/18/2014 6:00:51 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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