Prosecutors claim daughter of ex-Obama pastor stole funds

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) _ A federal judge in Springfield is expected to decide Friday whether to revoke the bail of the daughter of President Obama’s former pastor, who was convicted of money-laundering.

Jeri Wright is awaiting sentencing for her role in a scheme by a Chicago businessman and his wife to fraudulently use $3.4 million in state grants. The daughter of the Rev. Jeremiah Wright Jr. was found guilty last year of money laundering and perjury. Wright allegedly pocketed about $11,000 of the misspent state money.

The Chicago Sun-Times reports prosecutors claim Wright “committed theft” by accepting $8,192 from a temporary staffing agency “for work she never performed” for an Indiana company. She hasn’t been charged.

Prosecutors say Wright’s alleged theft violates the terms of her bail and are asking U.S. District Judge Sue E. Myerscough to revoke it.