Jeri Wright, Daughter of Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Convicted in Fraud Scheme

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Jeri Wright, daughter of President Obama’s ex-pastor, Rev. Jeremiah Wright, was convicted on Friday of money laundering from a $1.25 million state grant for a Chicago-are job-training program. A federal jury took less than two hours to find Jeri Wright guilty on all counts for her part in the fraud scheme led by the ex-police chief for Country Club Hills and her husband.

The grant was for a not-for-profit work and education program called We Are Our Brother’s Keeper, which was owned by Regina Evans and her husband Ronald Evans, Jr. The couple had already pleaded guilty for their roles in the fraud scheme.
According to media reports, Jeri Wright, a close friend of the couple, took as much as $11,000 from checks worth more than $30,000, which was supposed to be for work related to the grant. Prosecutors say about $20,000 was deposited in back into accounts controlled by Regina Evans and her husband.

Jeri Wright was also convicted of making false statements to law enforcement officers, giving false testimony to a grand jury. She faces up to 20 years in prison for money laundering and five years in prison on the other counts. Her sentencing is scheduled for July 7.

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Janet Shan is a freelance journalist, blogger and social media consultant. Janet specializes in political and social commentary, as well as business writing. She is the founder and managing editor of the Hinterland Gazette. She is putting the finishing touches on her new novel, a mystery based in the hills on Montego Bay, Jamaica.
  • paulagain

    Looks like the chickens are coming home to roost!

  • http://functionalculture.blogspot.com Constructive_Feedback

    Just The Facts Ma’am

    If Hinterland Gazette begins to probe based on the notion that “The Fruit Doesn’t Fall Far From The Tree” then the same “Spiritual Adviser” for Jeri Wright (her father) would be brought under scrutiny and THEN Hinterland Gazette would be forced to inquire about which other famous couple might have been influenced by this “Spiritual Adviser”

    Since Hinterland Gazette LIVES VICARIOUSLY THROUGH OBAMA it is better to do a ‘Just The Facts Ma’am’ report and then if someone accused the of spiking critical reports on Progressives – H.G. can point to the POST, leaving it up to the more careful observers to note the lack of ANALYSIS and INDICTMENT BY INFERENCE.

    The sad part about it Janet is that Jeri Wright and GA Rep Tyrone Brooks misappropriated money that was directed at THE LEAST OF THESE.