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Author Topic: Illinois State Rep and aide embezzled funds from HIV/AIDS grant  (Read 1409 times)

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Offline poz91

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Illinois State Rep and aide embezzled funds from HIV/AIDS grant
« on: September 10, 2013, 12:35:12 AM »
This is just sad... an elected official and her aide steal grant money from HIV/AIDS program funding in addition to stealing scholarship funds (only 5 out 50 scholarships actually awarded) and they give her a plea deal of only one charge of mail fraud...?!

Oh, and she 'might' lose her pension  :o

"According to the indictment, the state gave the foundation grants in 2007 totaling $1.2 million to help pay for awareness programs including an annual walk and bike ride, creating additional testing sites in black communities, and providing medical and social services for inmates and former inmates.

Prosecutors contend much of that work was never done. Instead, they say, Kelly “fraudulently diverted a substantial amount of the foundation’s grant funds for other purposes, including the personal benefit of defendant Kelly and Public Official A and their associates.”"

"Former State Rep. Connie Howard pleads guilty to mail fraud"

http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro/21506672-418/former-state-rep-constance-howard-to-plead-guilty-to-mail-fraud.html

"Former state lawmaker's aide indicted in AIDS grant fraud case"

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2013-06-21/news/chi-former-state-lawmakers-aide-indicted-in-aids-grant-fraud-case-20130621_1_grant-money-foundation-grants-grant-funds

Offline leatherman

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Re: Illinois State Rep and aide embezzled funds from HIV/AIDS grant
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2013, 01:40:18 AM »
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Court documents also show $7,000 was used to buy tickets, skyboxes, food and alcohol for the 2007 Chicago Football Classic, which Kelly, Public Official A and others attended.
probably patting themselves on the back during the game for doing "the lord's work" helping dem poor ol' pozzies :P >:( argh!

and the icing on the cake - the only asset left is in such bad shape that not only will the state not be able to sell and recoup any money; but the city/state will be paying out money to tear the building down.

What a loss for so positive people - and the people who might not have been infected if the real grant deliverables had been done.
leatherman (aka mIkIE)


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Offline Theyer

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Re: Illinois State Rep and aide embezzled funds from HIV/AIDS grant
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2013, 05:17:27 AM »
Its not just sad, its crime and Jail is the only justice.

Mad world
"If we can find the money to kill people, we can find the money to help people ."  Tony Benn

Offline mecch

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Re: Illinois State Rep and aide embezzled funds from HIV/AIDS grant
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2013, 05:51:22 AM »
She must wear a sandwich board listing her deeds, a dunce hat, and her path to jail will run through a crowd of HIV+ people, and we all get to spit on her.
“From each, according to his ability; to each, according to his need” 1875 K Marx

 


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