Skip to comments.Tennessee lawmaker used federal funds to pay for wedding, lavish lifestyle, feds say
Posted on 07/30/2020 1:33:08 AM PDT by conservative98
In addition to covering her wedding costs, Robinson, a Democrat from a Memphis district elected in 2018, is charged with using the funds to pay for her honeymoon and pay legal fees for her divorce, the feds charge.
With the stolen money the lawmaker also paid for her daughters 2016 Jeep Renegade, home improvements, a $500 Louis Vuitton handbag and invested in a snow cone business run by her children, prosecutors and the FBI said.
Robinson was charged with theft, embezzlement and wire fraud.
Despite the charges, she said she will continue to serve in the state legislature with the same integrity, the same passion that Ive demonstrated since youve elected me to this office.
It is believed that if I were not in the position that Im in, that if I did not champion the voices, the views and the faces that I represent, that I would not be in this moment right now, Robinson said.
Tennessees state Senate Democratic Caucus said in a statement Robinsons legislative work is not in question and she deserves the presumption of innocence and due process.
(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...
We have ONE week of Early Voting left! If 2020 has taught us nothing else, it has taught us the importance of electing good leaders. GO VOTE! Mask up, keep your distance from others and wash your hands but, by all https://t.co/ic0TKPR6aG— Senator Katrina Robinson (@katrinafortn) July 25, 2020
I hope you have enjoyed a day of rest and reflection.
I hope you have supported Black owned small businesses.
I hope you have stood in the mirror to marvel at the beauty of your BLACKNESS.
I hope https://t.co/iTW6MWK6Wo— Senator Katrina Robinson (@katrinafortn) June 20, 2020
You seemed to have done well, you liar, $600,000.00 well.
What a fraud...typical female politician. She hits ALL the buttons...’mask up’, capitalizes ‘black’, ‘Juneteenth’...ye gads!
If not for corrupt politicians there would be NO democrat politicians!!!
What the heck does she think she is, a Clinton???
FAKE NEWS!! She’s a BLACK DEMOCRAT THAT IS A THIEF?? Come on!! PLUS, there is NO $500.00 Louis Vuitton handbag!
At least the Post puts political party in the first line. If it was me, I would’ve put it as the first word.
Just her turn to feed at the gov. trough. No big deal, move on people.
“”” and she deserves the presumption of innocence and due process.”””””””””
Democrats suddenly talk about due process? Funny stuff.
Lookee there, another privileged _lack filling a position they are not qualified for..
oh, wait theft is the commie game so she is doing GREAT
“Robinson was charged with theft, embezzlement and wire fraud.”
What? Dont they realize that the law doesnt apply to democrats?
Yet another criminal democrat caught.
Hoochie-Mamma hood rat? Yeah.....pretty much.
It's How they roll in Memphis.
Race card to be played within 24 hours.
Does she recommend any special BBQ joint?
Democrat. Nothing to see here. Move along.
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