Here's an odd news story about a female state senator from Tennessee (who just so happens to be a black southern Democrat) who purportedly stole $600,000 from the Federal government.
According to reports she used the money to pay for her marriage, honeymoon, and divorce (among other things) and finally decided to use some of the money to start a business that shares the same name as America's most famous hate group.
The senator, Katrina Robinson, 39, faces counts of theft and embezzlement involving government programs and wire fraud, according to a criminal complaint filed in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee.
The money in question was intended to fund a nurse training program at a vocational school run by Ms. Robinson, but instead was siphoned off to add to her salary, help fund her other businesses and pay personal expenses, among other things, according to an affidavit filed with the complaint.
According to the complaint, the Healthcare Institute was awarded over $2.2 million in federal grants from the Health Resources and Services Administration, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, from 2015 to 2019. The Healthcare Institute was awarded the grant under the condition that it would be used to train nurse assistants to care for geriatric patients and provide need-based scholarships for the program.
If guilty, this is another textbook example of political cronyism. Taking money intended for healthcare and using it to pay off your credit cards and personal expenses is the lowest of the low.
But here's where it goes from wacky to wackier:
Among the items listed in the complaint as purchased with grant money were a 2016 Jeep Renegade — bought for Ms. Robinson’s daughter — clothing and beauty products, home furnishings — including a wrought iron front door valued at more than $5,000 — and equipment and supplies for her children’s snow cone business, Kool Kidz Konez.
I'm sorry... she named the business "Kool Kidz Konez"... as in... KKK?!
She's a black southern Democrat and it didn't occur to her she chose a name that shares an acronym with the Ku Klux Klan?
Look, I'm not saying this woman is guilty (we'll let our legal system decide that) but if she was dumb enough to name her snow cone business "KKK" she's probably also dumb enough to steal $600,000 from the Federal government and think nobody would notice.