Daughter of Jeremiah Wright Convicted in Fraud Scheme-Truth!
Jeri Wright Has Direct Ties with President Obama-Unproven!
Summary of eRumor:
News stories that report the Jeri Wright, the daughter of the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, has been convicted of fraud are circulating the Internet. Bloggers and conspiracy theorists allege that she has direct ties to President Obama.
This is a real news story, which was covered by the mainstream media.
According to a March 8, 2014, article by NBC News it took a federal jury “less than two hours to find Jeri Wright, 48, the daughter of Jeremiah Wright, guilty on all counts for her part in a fraud scheme led by a former suburban police chief and the chief’s husband.” Wright is looking at a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison plus an additional five years for “making false statements to law enforcement officers and giving false testimony to a grand jury.” She is scheduled to be sentenced on July 7.
Wright is the daughter of the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, pastor emeritus of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, Il. Barack and Michelle Obama were married by Wright and attended his church until June 2008. Wright’s inflammatory remarks against the U.S. led to the presidential candidate’s decision to separate himself from Wright’s church.
According to a June 2, 2008, article by Politico, Obama said, “he and his wife, Michelle, had notified the church in a letter Friday that they ‘were withdrawing as members of Trinity,’ in part because of ‘a cultural and a stylistic gap.’”
At present, the TruthOrFiction.com Team has found no evidence of any connection between President Obama and Wright.