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Chickens come home to roost. $16 million of chickens.

Via Chicago Sun-Times.

The U.S. attorney’s office in Springfield has been busy the past few years investigating a variety of fraud schemes involving state grants. Thirteen people have been charged so far, six who have pleaded guilty.

Two of them have ties to President Barack Obama. One is the daughter of his controversial former pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright. Another was chief of staff to Obama’s longtime friend Eric E. Whitaker when Whitaker was Illinois’ public health chief.

In all, prosecutors are alleging a total of $16 million in fraud involving state health or commerce department grants and contracts.

Here’s a brief look at each of the criminal cases that have been filed, which prosecutors built with help from the Chicago offices of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and the Internal Revenue Service, as well as from the Illinois Secretary of State’s Office’s inspector general:

Click through the for the rest of the story and details on all the cases.

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  1. Kitten says:

    Honestly, I’m surprised they got caught. They must’ve really pissed somebody off. With all the destruction of lives going on in Chicago, these liberals are oblivious to anything outside their sphere of lecherous gluttony. It’s shameful. I’m telling you right now, these are the people who think they deserve to milk the government by hook or by crook. I really believe in many cases these government grants are nothing more than a legal way for them to commit fraud and theft. They are takers and they feed off everything they see OBummer doing to this country. I can hear them saying, “I’m gonna take my piece of the pie”. Well, I say make an example of them. I hope they get the maximum sentence available. It’ll be their “just dessert”.

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