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      This is a small time money case against the defendant and is only posted here because it’s a white-collar crime and because the NEWS media printed the headlines misleading the public at first glance that it was “Daughter of President Obama’s – former pastor’s daughter”. How totally degrading of them, just to sell a story. This, however, is just another way to show how white-collar crime affects not only the person who commits the crime, but those that may know the person who are a far of anything that has to do with that person.

Today’s CrimeDiva, Jeri Wright, 48, of Hazel Crest, IL., was found guilty by a federal jury of  money laundering, making false statements to law enforcement officers, and giving false testimony to a grand jury.

The information stated that the former police chief  Regina Evans, of Country Club Hills, and her husband Ronald Evan Jr. pleaded guilty to a fraud scheme in which they were award a $1.25 million state grant for their not-for-profit called, We Are Our Brother’s Keeper, a work and education program. It further states that Ms. 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.” [This is what’s unclear, did she steal the checks, was she given the checks knowing they were supposed to be used for other purposes, was she asked to do something that she knew was illegal with the checks? The information supplied did not provide clear enough information for me to understand the nature of the case to the point where a jury would  find her guilty.]

The information went on to pull Ms. Wright’s father into it and making connections with the President. “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. Obama quieted the controversy with a speech putting the quotes in the context of race relations.”

 The maximum penalty for money laundering is up to 20 years in prison, and five years in prison on the other counts.

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