Reverend Wright’s Daughter Charged with Embezzling Money from Job Training Program for Minorities

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


And  yes, this involves the usual shenanigans in the Democratic Party.

Jeri Lynne Wright has acted as her father’s spokeswoman and met with Obama during the height of the Wright scandal, but she also has other hobbies like stealing money meant for the poor.

The daughter of President Barack Obama’s former pastor was indicted Wednesday on charges of money laundering and lying to federal investigators in an expanding 2009 state grant-fraud case.

Jeri L. Wright, daughter of the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, was accused of participating in a fraud scheme allegedly orchestrated by former Country Club Hills Police Chief Regina Evans and her husband involving a $1.25 million state job-training grant geared toward minorities.

Jeremiah Wright, who retired as pastor of Chicago’s Trinity United Church of Christ in 2008 and is listed on the church website as “pastor emeritus,” became a political liability for Obama and threatened to derail his 2008 presidential bid.

The former pastor served an important role in Obama’s younger life as a spiritual leader and was the minister who presided at his marriage. Wright’s sermons also provided the title for Obama’s second book, “Audacity of Hope.”

But during the 2008 presidential campaign, Obama was forced to cut ties with his longtime pastor when videotape surfaced of Wright’s sermons that were regarded as anti-American and anti-Semitic.

The Sun Times fudges that. Obama defended Wright’s vile bigotry. It was only when Wright refused to keep a low profile that Barack Hussein Obama threw him under his magic hope and change bus.

These are the usual Democratic Party shenanigans.

Jeri Wright’s indictment was part of three indictments returned Wednesday by the grand jury that has been investigating the Evans for allegedly skimming off more than half of the $1.25 million in state grant funds that were to have been used as part of the rehab of the Regal Theater on the South Side.

The third indictment accused Regina Evans and her brother, Rickey McCoy, 52, of Chicago — who was the executive director of We Are Our Brother’s Keeper — of obstructing justice, witness tampering and conspiracy. Additionally, McCoy faces three new counts of money laundering.

The couple had political clout.

State Sen. Donne Trotter (D-Chicago) helped them obtain the grant money and in March 2010 urged the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity not to yank their grant funds because of questionable spending.

Trotter, who in his letter described the Evans’ non-profit as a “community necessity,” denied knowledge of any wrongdoing on the Evans’ part when he wrote the letter trying to defend their state grant money.

Trotter faced his own set of legal problems last year when he tried to board a plane with a gun.

  • Toni_Pereira

    There are some strange similarities between the current administration and the Cosa Nostra.

    • Daniel Greenfield

      That's insulting to the Cosa Nostra.

  • Hank

    Obama will get her out oftrouble. Chicago thugs gotta stick together.

    • http://www.adinakutnicki.com AdinaK

      What is most interesting here is that somehow the Don-in-Chief didn't task the corrupt AG-in-Chief to "fix" the investigation. In fact, it has been done before, especially when it comes to Chicago muscle politics. Therefore, I believe the story has more to do with "why" the Dons want the Wright family to squirm!

      After all, this is the real injustice dept run by Washington, even when local AG's are supposed to be in charge – http://adinakutnicki.com/2012/08/01/will-barack-h

      IF I was sniffing around in Chicago, this is where I would start.

      Adina Kutnicki, Israel http://adinakutnicki.com/about/

  • Mary Sue

    OF COURSE she stole money meant for the poor. She's a DEMOCRAT!

    • watsa46

      How do U know she is a demo?

      • Mary Sue

        ….. You're joking, right? Her father is Reverend Wright. She supports Obama. She's a Kleptocrat. SHE'S A DEMOCRAT. Trust me.

  • Rifleman

    The apple doesn't fall far from the tree. Trinity was getting taxpayer money too. Now Jeri just has to come up with an explanation of how it was for their own good that she stole the money meant for them, out of the purest of intentions.

    • objectivefactsmatter

      "Now Jeri just has to come up with an explanation of how it was for their own good that she stole the money meant for them, out of the purest of intentions."

      And the leftist sycophants will accept it all, naturally.

  • BLJ

    Typical lowlife Chicago Democrat. They are all criminals starting with that horse's butt in the White House.

  • jakespoon

    3-2-1-now play the race card.

  • whaddyakiddinme

    She learned from the best – a tyrant, a phony man of God, a rabble-rouser, a self-serving who twists the TRUTH to fit his agenda. Yup, just like the worthless empty suit in our White House.

  • Nanis

    These are the same blacks that cry out "racism" all the time… What do you call this??????
    Stealing money from their own kind and the so called "poor".
    That is the reason they (demagogs) want poor people. They are vulnerable to steal from them; and the stupid poor can't seem to reason because they expect people to fell sorry for them.
    Selling their freedom for a so called "poor" supporter.

  • Larry

    There are a few forensic audits I'd love to see undertaken.

    One of where the money went when the obamessiah and his best terrorist were controlling an education initiative that failed so badly that the funds were cut off.

    Another is of Holder's bank accounts about the time he was arranging for Slick Willy to pardon Marc Rich.

    I'd bet that both of those would turn up money that shouldn't be where it is.

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  • Chris ashton

    Frankly the rev wright looks more white than Obama. Maybe he chose to be white for ideological reasons. Same as el prez. If you chose black you can play the victim card. And hold your hand out for the benefits. It bodes ill for the future. How about all these twerps who voted for him, …….twice!

    • LibertarianToo

      They're all passing these days.

      When Eric Holder whined about being persecuted for gun-running because of the color of his skin, I was wondering "What color's that? –pinky-beige?"

      Look at Susan Rice.

      Look at Valerie Jarrett.

      They're about as African-American as Elizabeth "Lying Cow" Warren is Native American Indian.

      Maybe it's self-hatred that fuels Wright's anti-white tirades.

  • Ar'nun

    She didn't steal any money designated for poor minorities trying to get jobs. They were just planning on redistributing it, and hadn't gotten around to it yet. I mean how can our legal system possibly take these indictments seriously? The only indictment that would have stuck, they were not even charged with; Imperonating a US Senator.