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Democrat Lawmaker Katrina Robinson Charged with Theft, Embezzlement and Wire Fraud


Another one goes down!

Draining the Swamp is a process, it the Swamp runs DEEP!

It has infiltrated federal, state and even local politics.

But we just got another one. 

State Senator Katrina Robinson is facing 20 years in prison if convicted of charges of theft, embeezzlement and wire fraud.

Just a day's work for a Democrat?

You be the judge:

Of course she is claiming she's the victim.

From the NY Post:

A Tennessee state senator was charged with swindling $600,000 in federal funds to pay for her wedding and finance a lavish lifestyle, federal prosecutors announced Wednesday.

From 2015 to 2019, state Sen. Katrina Robinson is accused of stealing the money that was granted to The Healthcare Institute — a company she directed, according to prosecutors.

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 daughter’s 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 I’ve demonstrated since you’ve elected me to this office.”

“It is believed that if I were not in the position that I’m 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.

The Washington Examiner had more:

Tennessee state Sen. Katrina Robinson was indicted for her alleged role in the theft and embezzlement of roughly $600,000 in federal taxpayer dollars.

The grand jury agreed on Thursday that Robinson should face 24 counts for theft and 24 counts for wire fraud. If found guilty, she could spend up to 20 years in jail and face a fine of up to $250,000.

"Anyone who seeks to take advantage of government programs will be vigorously investigated by the FBI, regardless of who they are or any position they hold," said the FBI's Acting Special Agent in Charge Jermicha Fomby. "The public should know that the FBI will continue to work diligently with our law enforcement partners to identify and investigate those who seek to exploit government programs and line their own pockets."

Robinson is the founder of a vocational school, The Healthcare Institute, in addition to her role as a state senator. The Healthcare Institute raked in $2.2 million in federal grants to assist in its operations. Robinson was charged for taking approximately $600,000 for personal compensation, which is not allowed under the terms of the grants.

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