Monday, April 21, 2014

Reverend Wright's Daughter Convicted of Money Laundering

Jeri Wright

(Chicago, Illinois)
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.[…]

Jeri Wright also was convicted of making false statements to law enforcement officers and giving false testimony to a grand jury. 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.

Tip: Rita and Eugene

1 comment:

Doom said...

I have to wonder who she pissed off. That's what happens to most grants. It's just not usually investigated. Perhaps she didn't give one of the other cockroaches a cut when they realized the gig, or who helped set it up? All good, just so little and so late.


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