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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.

Tennessee’s state Senate Democratic Caucus said in a statement Robinson’s legislative work “is not in question” and she “deserves the presumption of innocence and due process.”

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13 Comments
  • Matt says:

    “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,”

    PMLMFAO!!

    NO! If you hadn’t been caught sticking your hand well and truly into the ‘cookie jar’ you wouldn’t be in this moment right now!

    Thieving Skunt!!!

  • Woome says:

    Of course her legislative work should be in question. Even though she has due process, she should be suspended from her duties as Senator until this scandal has settled. That is what is done with policemen. Heck, some of them are arrested and indicted right away. What is to keep her from further committing crimes or hiding what she has already done staying at her job? If she is suspected of stealing, lying, and altering books… she should be out of her job, at least temporarily. If I had evidence of someone in my office doing those things, I would have them removed immediately rather than let them continue working and do more harm.

  • LST says:

    A demonrat, dishonest? NO, it can’t be so. We all know they’re full of integrity (and shit).

  • DJ says:

    It is ok. She is a democrat.

  • george eady says:

    LOOKS LIKE HIARY CLINTONS TRAINING FELLED HERE . SHE WAS NOT POST TO GET COUGHT . AND WILL (NOT ) DO WELL IN PRISON. SHE IS TOO DUMB FOR THAT

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