Monday, August 30, 2010

Democrat Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson's Rules Violation - Was It A Theft Of Funds?

It took until paragraph 3 for the news to acknowledge she is a Democrat. She "unknowingly" violated the rules. Yeah, she didn't know giving her grandkids and her staff assistants kids money donated for the underprivileged. Just an honest mistake. If it was anyone other than a member of Congress, it would be embezzlement.

Longtime Dallas congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson has awarded thousands of dollars in college scholarships to four relatives and a top aide's two children since 2005, using foundation funds set aside for black lawmakers' causes.

The recipients were ineligible under anti-nepotism rules of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, which provided the money. And all of the awards violated a foundation requirement that scholarship winners live or study in a caucus member's district.

Johnson, a Democrat, denied any favoritism when asked about the scholarships last week. Two days later, she acknowledged in a statement released by her office that she had violated the rules but said she had done so "unknowingly" and would work with the foundation to "rectify the financial situation."
Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson violated rules, steered scholarships to relatives

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