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State Senator Who Stole Money to Pay for Wedding & Divorce Blames Racism

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And, obviously, Democrats are standing by her.

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Federal prosecutors announced embezzlement and theft charges against the 39-year-old after someone filed an anonymous complaint in 2016 that she used grant funds to buy a Louis Vuitton handbag.

The initial complaint began a nearly four-year investigation into money received for the “The Healthcare Institute” just off Winchester Road where Robinson is the director.

According to the criminal complaint, Robinson applied for a federal grant to train nursing assistants to work with geriatric patients in March 2015.

U.S. Attorney Michael Dunavant says Robinson stole $600,000 of the more than $2.2 million grant money.

The criminal complaint shows more than $16,000 spent on electronics at a Best Buy, $46,000 for property Robinson purchased on Boengshire Road and more than $8,000 for Grizzlies tickets.

Investigators say Robinson spent over $5,000 of grant funds for her 2016 wedding, and another $14,000 to pay her divorce attorneys in 2017.

Wasn’t that nice of taxpayers? Other things taxpayers paid for included…

Payments and purchases included a vehicle for her daughter; clothing, accessories, and hair and beauty products; expenses related to her wedding and honeymoon, and later, legal fees for her divorce; payments on her personal debts, including credit cards, store charge cards, student loans, and other personal loans; travel and entertainment for herself and her family; improvements to her personal residence; expenses related to a body aesthetics business she owned and a snow cone business operated by her children; and an event for her State Senate campaign.

If nothing else, the Democrat is thorough. And she’s blaming racism.

“It is believed that if I were not in the position that I’m in, if I did not champion the voices, the views and the faces that I represent that I would not be in this moment I’m in today,” said Robinson.

Of course.

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Everybody else just gets to spend government grants on luxury handbags.

The Tennessee Democratic caucus released this statement saying in part: “It is clear that Sen Robinson’s work in the state legislature on behalf of her constituents is not in question here today.”

I don’t think anyone’s questioning it. This is just how Democrats serve their constituents. By serving themselves.

Article posted with permission from Daniel Greenfield

The Washington Standard

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