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Christ in 2008
From the Chicago Sun-Times:
Jeri L. Wright, the daughter of President Barack Obama's controversial former pastor, was headed to jail Monday after a judge revoked a deal that allowed her to remain free as she awaits sentencing on a money-laundering conviction.While on trial, the Sun-Times reports, Wright also participated in a ghost payrolling scheme.
U.S. District Judge Sue E. Myerscough ruled there was probable cause to believe Wright committed a separate theft while on bail, thereby violating terms of her supervised release, according to Sharon Paul, a spokeswoman for the U.S. attorney’s office in the Central District of Illinois.
The judge ordered Wright, who appeared in court in Springfield, to be taken into custody by U.S. marshals.
Wright, 49, of Hazel Crest, is the daughter of the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, the Chicago minister known nationwide for the controversy his sermons created for Obama in the 2008 presidential election. Last March, Jeri Wright was found guilty of money-laundering, lying to federal investigators and lying to a grand jury over her role in a state grant-fraud scheme orchestrated by one of her childhood friends, former Country Club Hills Police Chief Regina Evans.
Her vile father regularly spewed anti-American sermons during his days at Trinity United Church of Christ on Chicago's South Side, including one a few days after the 9/11 attacks when the Rev. Wrong shouted "God damn America!"