Allegedly, $16M worth of money destined for AIDS victims and the needy was embezzled. 13 Democrats have been charged.
This is the kind of story that would have been featured in the 6 o'clock news and would have brought down the Obama machine. Of course, we'll never really hear much more about this story again.
In all, prosecutors are alleging a total of $16 million in fraud involving state health or commerce department grants and contracts.
Thirteen people have been charged so far, six who have pleaded guilty.
Two of them have ties to President Barack Obama. One is the daughter of his controversial former pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright. Another was chief of staff to Obama’s longtime friend Eric E. Whitaker when Whitaker was Illinois’ public health chief.