"Her attorney described Wright as a victim of a web spun by longtime friend Regina Evans, the former Country Club Hills police chief who has pleaded guilty to corruption in the case. Evans had secured the state loan for the job-training program but allegedly diverted the money rather than use it for the purpose she proposed."
"Prosecutor Timothy Bass contended Wright took as much as $11,000 in cash from more than $30,000 in checks in a scheme where she also sent money back to Evans. Bass maintained Wright lied “over and over” when quizzed about the case."
Well, she did have to take a trip to Las Vegas, remodel her basement and purchase new vehicles for her husband's business. Now, that takes quite a large chunk of dough.
I wonder if any of the money was used for the proposal that called for 40 people to get training in bricklaying and electrician skills.