Thursday, 11 April 2013

Jeremiah Wright's daughter, Jeri L. Wright, indicted on money laundering charges

Jeremiah Wright's daughter, Jeri L. Wright, indicted on money laundering charges, Rev. Jeremiah Wright’s daughter, Jeri Wright, age 47, has been indicted for alleged involvement in a $1.25 million fraud scheme with the former Chicago police chief Regina Evans and her husband, Ronald Evans, also a former police officer.

According to an April 11 report on ABCNews, the daughter of President Obama’s former controversial pastor has been accused of money laundering by allegedly accepting $28,000 from the Evans, $20,000 of which ended up back in the Evans’ accounts.

The money was supposedly for work that Jeri Wright performed for the non-profit, We Are Our Brother’s Keeper, run by Regina and Ronald Evans.

The Justice Department issued a release that indicated that Rev. Wright’s daughter was part of the Evans’ plan to misuse a state grant of $1.25 million issued in 2009. The money was earmarked to be spent on training as many as 40 people in bricklaying and electrical work at a theater also owed by the Evanses.

The indictment alleges that “little, if any, of the training provided in the grant agreement was ever completed.”

Rev. Jeremiah Wright was President Obama’s pastor and mentor for many years in his role at Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago.

He came into the national spotlight during the election when some of his profanity-ridden, anti-American statements made from the pulpit became public.

Rev. Wright has publicly blamed the United States for the events of 9/11 in New York.

Rev. Wright often uses the phrase, "The chickens are coming home to roost," and some of his critics have already publicly responded to the story of his daughter's indictment with the same phrase.

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