Daughter of Reverend “God Damn America” Wright and 12 other Democrats are charged with embezzling $16 million in Federal health grants that should have gone to AIDS charities and other programs for the poor and needy.
More than one of the defendants has direct ties to President Barack Obama. The Sun Times details the charges.
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 Obama’s longtime friend Eric E. Whitaker when Whitaker was Illinois’ public health chief.
They allegedly stole from AIDS charities and job training programs among other funds of cash meant to help the poor and needy.
Defendant: Jeri L. Wright, daughter of the Rev. Jeremiah Wright
Charges: Money laundering and making a false statement before a grand jury
Details: Wright, described as a “close associate and friend” of Regina and Ronald Evans, is accused of aiding the Evanses in their money-laundering scheme.
Another defendant has close ties to one of Obama’s closest and oldest political mentors, Danny Davis:
Defendant: Quinshaunta R. Golden, former Illinois Department of Public Health chief of staff
Charges: Bribery/theft, mail fraud and obstruction of justice
Details: Golden, a niece of U.S. Rep. Danny K. Davis (D-Ill.), is accused of pocketing about $433,000 in kickbacks on health department contracts and grants that she oversaw.
These and other Dems are accused of stealing the money for personal use including mortgage and credit-card payments, vacation home payments, and in one case, a Mercedes-Benz, a Cadillac and a fur coat.
Thank god the Democrats are taking over the entire health care system country wide! They’re so trustworthy.
UPDATE: (March 2014) Jeri Wright is convicted on 11 counts of fraud and lying to authorities.