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PA First Female Muslim Rep. Movita Johnson-Harrell Charged With Stealing Over $500K From Charity


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Pennsylvania Democrat Rep. Movita Johnson-Harrell – the state’s first female Muslim representative – was elected in March.

She hasn’t been in office a year, but she’s already been indicted on stealing over $500K from her own charity, a non-profit for the mentally ill.

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Johnson-Harrell is facing charges of perjury, theft, and tampering with public records, among other charges.

Following her indictment, Johnson-Harrell has just announced that she will be resigning from office, despite disputing several of the accusations,

“I am saddened and dismayed by the nature of the allegations brought against me today. I vigorously dispute many of these allegations, which generally pertain to before I took office and I intend to accept responsibility for any actions that were inappropriate.”

Take a look at the breaking news on Twitter:

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