‘Rev.’ Jeremiah Wright, of “G_d damn America” infamy, was Barack and Michelle Obama’s pastor for 20 years at Chicago’s Trinity United Church of Christ, which is really a church of black liberation theology.
Investigative journalist Wayne Madsen claims that Rev. Wright ran what was essentially a matchmaking service for gay married black professional members of the church, particularly those with children. The matchmaking club was called the “Down Low Club” or DLC. (See my post of July 25, 2010, “Mom of Murdered Obama Gay Lover Speaks Up.”) Corruption appears to run in the Wright family.
Rary Wisniewski reports for Reuters that a U.S. Justice Department spokeswoman said Rev. Wright’s 47-year-old daughter, Jeri L. Wright of the Chicago suburb of Hazel Crest, is accused of participating in a fraud scheme involving a $1.25 million grant.
According to the U.S. Attorney’s office for the Central District of Illinois in Springfield, Wright was indicted on April 10, 2013, on two counts of money laundering, two counts of making false statements to federal officers, and seven counts of giving false testimony to a grand jury.
The fraud was led by Regina and Ronald W. Evans, Jr., who were, respectively, the former police chief and former inspector general of Country Club Hills, a city of about 16,000 within the greater Chicago metropolitan area in Cook County, Illinois. The state grant was for a not-for-profit work and education program called We Are Our Brother’s Keeper, owned by the Evans.
According to the indictment, Wright, a close friend of the couple, received three checks in 2009 worth about $28,000 that were supposed to be for work related to the grant. But $20,000 of that was allegedly deposited back into accounts controlled by the Evans’.
The money laundering count Jeri Wright faces carries a maximum penalty of up to 20 years in prison, while the other charges carry penalties of up to five years in prison.
According to a report in July 2011, despite earnings of more than $200,000 (all from taxpayers’ pockets), Regina and Ronald Evans filed for bankruptcy in March 2011, claiming they owed $4.5 million, with assets of a checking account with $400.~Eowyn
Originally posted by Fellowship of the Minds