Feds Charge Dem Lawmaker With Theft, Embezzlement, Wire Fraud In Tennessee

A Dem lawmaker from Tennessee just got some very bad news. She was just charged with stealing $600,000 in federal funds.

What did she use the cash on? According to the Feds, she blew the cash on a fancy wedding and to support her lavish lifestyle. She sued the money for her honeymoon and to pay lawyers when her marriage ended in divorce.

Despite the charges, state Sen. Katrina Robinson says she will stay on the job, “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.


From The New York 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.