FBI: DC Officials Sentenced For Fraud – Stealing Money To Fund President Obama 2009 Inaugural Ball…

Considering the fraud throughout the presidency, it should come as no surprise a 2009 DC inaugural ball was funded through similar scheme.  The ideological Democrats couldn’t raise money via donations, so they stole taxpayer money from a children’s fund to pay for a lavish black tie affair….

Obama DancingWASHINGTON—Neil S. Rodgers, a former District of Columbia government official, was sentenced today to a period of incarceration and ordered to pay full restitution on a charge stemming from his role in channeling $110,000 in youth and drug prevention grant funds that were used to pay for an inaugural ball.

[…] According to the government’s evidence, Rodgers aided [Harry] Thomas in illegally securing funds for the 51st State Inaugural Ball, held on Jan. 20, 2009, at the Wilson Building.

“Neil Rodgers worked with former D.C. Council member Harry Thomas to perpetrate a fraud that diverted money from at-risk children to throw a black-tie ball for adults,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Cohen. “His conviction at trial brings to seven the number of people convicted as part of Harry Thomas’s chronic abuse of the public trust.”

“Neil Rodgers refused to acknowledge that there was anything wrong in the cavalier way that he and Harry Thomas stole from a program for children. He now will be required to pay back every penny he stole from the children of the District. Those children, who were most harmed by this, deserve better from our public officials.”

“Today, Mr. Rodgers accepted his penalty for illegally steering money meant to fund District of Columbia government programs to pay for a Presidential inauguration party,” said Assistant Director in Charge McCabe. “The FBI and our partners at the IRS have worked countless hours to investigate the trail of money that was intended to help youth in the District and how the corrupt actions of a public servant resulted in a loss to the community he served.”

Thomas directed one of his staffers to plan the ball to celebrate the inauguration of President Obama. The 51st State Inaugural Ball was sponsored by Thomas, other council members and a local chapter of a political organization which was run by Thomas’s staffer who planned the ball. Ticket sales and other contributions failed to raise enough money to pay the expenses associated with the ball. Following the ball, the vendors who provided services for the ball were owed approximately $100,000.

Thomas asked Rodgers to help find funding for the money owed to the vendors. Thomas and Rodgers participated in a scheme to take money that was originally donated by D.C. taxpayers to the Children at Risk and Drug Prevention Fund to pay for the inaugural ball. (read more)

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25 Responses to FBI: DC Officials Sentenced For Fraud – Stealing Money To Fund President Obama 2009 Inaugural Ball…

  1. John Galt says:

    “inaugural ball”

    Is that an abbreviation for booze, dope and prostitutes?

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  2. sloth1963 says:

    Dat dere is not a black tie. Even I know that. Shouldn’t have allowed him in 🙂

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  3. So, just out of curiosity, will Obama pardon them, or will he not care what happened to the people who helped him? Not that I’m advocating they get pardoned, I just wonder if Obama will toss them under the bus, too.

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  4. SouthCentralPA says:

    White tie. It was a white tie event. White tie is even fancier. It may be a moot point in this days of men wearing shorts in public, but fwiw …

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  5. Stormy says:

    Well, there’s the quark at the tip of the iceberg of corruption of Beelzebub’s administration.

    At least it’s a start…

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  6. czarowniczy says:

    Well now, t’aint zactly new news that the RATS steal from chirrunzes, is it? Just that they’re so bold they do it openly.

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  7. nivico says:

    White House claims Obamas picked up tab for private party featuring Prince

    The White House declined comment Monday on a private weekend party for 500 featuring Prince but claimed the Obamas picked up the tab.

    Reporters began raising questions on Monday with Press Secretary Josh Earnest, after word of the event, which also included live music by Stevie Wonder, surfaced on social media. Unlike previous private White House events, this one had not been listed on the president’s schedule.

    “Leaving the White House party w/POTUS and FLOTUS. Awesome to see Prince and Stevie Wonder on keyboards together. Unbelievable experience,” tweeted the Rev. Al Sharpton, also an MSNBC host.

    Earnest confirmed the event occurred and said the Obamas “paid for the event” with their own money — but he did not release a guest list or reveal what the cost was.

    “Given the private nature of the event, I don’t have a lot details to discuss from here,” he said.

    Ellen Ratner, White House correspondent for the Talk Radio News Service, said Tuesday the names of the attendees eventually will be known when the Secret Service releases the list of people allowed into the building.

    “But did [the Obamas] pay for it, or did the Democratic National Committee pay for it?” Ratner asked on FoxNews.com’s “Strategy Room.”

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2015/06/16/white-house-tight-lipped-on-private-party/

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  8. west1890 says:

    The people who voted for Obama are takers- not givers- so why should it surprise anyone that they couldn’t collect enough cash to fund the preezy election fraud party.

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  9. franker01 says:

    What’s this “sentenced to a period of incarceration” stuff?
    What – like 12 minutes?
    And that picture of Barry and the Mooch is absolutely disgusting. Anything I said to describe it would be considered Rayciss so I won’t go there.
    LOL

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  10. beaujest says:

    Apparently Black children’s lives do not matter !

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  11. TwoLaine says:

    Maybe Oprah wouldn’t donate to it, and that’s why she’s been in the in the doghouse?

    P.S. Two stories about stealing from children today. Both Dims. One in, one who wants back in.. Juicy!

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  12. Worc1 says:

    Democrats have a warped view of the public trust they must figure since it was “for the children” they should also pay for it.

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  13. John Galt says:

    “Rodgers was found guilty in March 2015, by a jury in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, of first-degree fraud. The Honorable Senior Judge John D. Bates sentenced Rodgers to 36 days of incarceration, to be served over 12 weekends.”

    “Neil Rodgers refused to acknowledge that there was anything wrong in the cavalier way that he and Harry Thomas stole from a program for children.”

    Robbed $100K from children’s fund, no guilty plea, no remorse, took it all the way through a jury trial = 36 days. Wow, they sure showed him.

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  14. Dems B. Dcvrs says:

    Those involved are lucky I am not the Judge.
    The absolute lowness of this crime, stealing “$110,000 in youth and drug prevention grant funds” so a bunch of Rich snooty Elitist could party, would have me ordering those involved in fraud publicly flogged.

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  15. Nanny G says:

    All this reminds me of Dante Hayes who lied to get over $2 million dollars for a fake Veterans Inaugural Ball in 2009.
    He was never found that I heard about.

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  16. yakmaster2 says:

    Every time I see or read about the diffetent kinds of corruption surrounding both terms of this Adminstration I think “Birds of a feather…”

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  17. Noneatall says:

    I can’t believe this is still going on. Most others involved in the crime were sentenced around 2012. Neil Rodgers was the only one who didn’t cop a plea. He and Harry Thomas was just two of the DC Council and local DC government political appointees who were involved in this. Most have served their time and are already back on the streets. One person was recently re-hired by the current mayor. If possible, they would be running for Council seats again, and most likely be reelected. Being a crook is one of the requirements to be on the DC City Council. If I remember correctly, the ball was not considered “official” and Obama didn’t attend. They just wanted a party. Here is a video from the ball, starring Marion Barry and Eleanor Holmes Norton “DOIN DA BUTT”. Any questions on why DC is still not a state?

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  18. Isn’t this kinda like that pool party, on a larger scale?

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  19. zombietimeshare says:

    It wasn’t “stealing” it was redistribution.

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  20. whodoneit says:

    Isn’t that photo with Michele’s and Barrack’s fists raised from a “black power” convention?

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  21. whodoneit says:

    Seems to me that the Obamas and Clintons make excellent bedfellows in the corruption department.

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