Top Obama Fundraiser Admits To Misusing $600K In Grants
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- A top fundraiser for former president Barack Obama confessed to misusing more than $600,000 in federal grant money and embezzling tens of thousands of dollars from a nonprofit dedicated to helping impoverished youth, the Justice Department announced Tuesday.
- Howard Dixon Slingerland, who raised nearly $750,000 for both of Obama’s presidential campaigns, illegally took federal grant money to pay off more than $600,000 of his organization’s payroll and credit card debts, which included personal expenses.
- The $1.5 million grant was meant to provide career advancement for young adults who had been through the criminal justice system, court filings show.
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