Sure, she’s got an election coming up where she hopefully will get tossed out of office, but the revelations today in the Dallas Morning News is incredible. She requested scholarship checks be re-written and made out specifically to family members.
This is a follow up post concerning Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson’s (D-Texas) efforts to hide Congressional Black Caucus scholarship opportunities from constituents and direct those funds towards family members.
Normally, scholarship funds are directed to the school for payment towards tuition and other costs. Todd Gillman and Christy Hoppe continue their great investigative report on the scandal in the Dallas Morning News today. (Go read the full article at DallasNews.com) Hat tip to Morrissey at Hot Air.
“Please accept the enclosed scholarship checks for Preston Moore and Gregory Moore. If possible I would like for their checks to be made out to them instead of the University,” Johnson wrote in one letter to the foundation, providing the Plano home address for her great-nephews, Preston and Gregory Moore.
Both have since graduated from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth.
Johnson wrote a similar letter on behalf of her grandsons, David and Dawrence “Kirk” Johnson of Austin. David Johnson graduated from Texas State University in San Marcos. His brother was enrolled as recently as earlier this year at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville.
It’s bad enough that she routed tens of thousands of dollars to grandsons and great-nephews, but she also somehow stopped the delivery of the checks in transit and requested the checks be made out directly to the recipients.
Culture of corruption. Culture of entitlement. Nepotism. Bribery. Pathetic.
Just another symptom of the disease.