Friday, August 07, 2009

Pastor indicted for allegedly defrauding HUD

I liked the title of this story so much so much, I use it. Pastor Henry M. Humphrey of Shiloh Baptist Church was indicted by a federal grand jury on 11-counts of conspiring to defraud the federal government. Humphrey was supposed to use $1.5 million in our tax dollars to renovate a blighted school building. As far as I can tell, the construction never happened.

U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-3rd District last year asked the Department for Housing and Urban Development to audit the project's spending, including four including four congressional earmarks totaling $1.2 million that were secured by Yarmuth's predecessor, Republican Anne Northup. Yarmuth said the money was wasted because the school was still boarded up.

I bet Humphrey drives a nice car though.

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