Democrat PA State Rep Johnson-Harrell Charged With Theft, Perjury, Resigns In Disgrace

It frequently appears that Democrats find themselves caught in a new scandal daily and so often it involves shady ways to get paid.
As the Party has spent three years working to find some type of scandal on President Donald Trump that does not exist, they keep burying the skeletons in their own closet.
And the reason they want to stop the president is because they are rightfully frightened that he is going to uncover the corruption they have been involved in for decades.
In one of the most recent examples of their rampant corruption, Pennsylvania State Rep. Movita Johnson-Harrell has resigned after allegedly being caught stealing $500,000 from, what prosecutors say was, her phony charity.
Designed to give funds to drug addicts who needed financial help and people with mental disabilities, it is alleged that the charity funds got routed to her own coffers.
The first Muslim woman elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, she was charged with eight crimes last week including theft, records tampering and perjury, CNN reported.
“I am saddened and dismayed by the nature of the allegations brought against me,” the representative said to Philadelphia Magazine.
“I vigorously dispute most of these allegations. I intend to accept responsibility for any wrongdoings that I have done before I took office. I have always fought for the people of West Philadelphia to the best of my ability,” she said.
“I have been proud to represent the 190th District,” she said. “I cannot become a distraction for my friends and neighbors who need so much. I thus will be stepping aside as representative later this month.”
The state said that rather than spend her charities funds where they were intended, she spent them on furs, vacations and her campaign for the House.
Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced that the representative has turned herself in and intends to plead guilty.
“I’ve said time and time again as Attorney General that no one is above the law, no matter their position of power. And today is no different,” he said.
According to the 11-page criminal complaint, Johnson-Harrell designed an elaborate scheme to illegally transfer money from her non-profit and then cover up the transfers and her spending by misrepresenting her finances on official documents. Prosecutors laid out a litany of examples of how she did so, saying her scheme took place between 2015 and 2019.
In one example from 2017, Johnson-Harrell allegedly “made out a MECA check to ‘Cash’ for $3,150 and deposited it into her personal bank account,” which at the time had only $67 in it.
Less than two days later, prosecutors say she “spent $840.06 at a designer clothing website she frequented and bought an airline ticket for $292.40.”
In another case, the transfer of $5,000 of MECA funds was allegedly used by Johnson-Harrell to pay for nearly $4,000 in tuition for her grandchildren’s private school and nearly $3,000 to make purchases from “Tradesy, another designer woman’s clothing and accessories website, as well as Ralph Lauren and Macy’s.”
The Democrats, if they want to stop corruption, should stop looking to desperately find a crime to prosecute President Trump for and start looking at their own Party.
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