BLM-Backed Dem Candidate Sentenced To 22 Months In Prison For Wire Fraud Scheme

 January 13, 2023

On Fox News, 'Tucker Carlson Tonight', Candace Owens, joined the segment to discuss her new documentary, and how BLM leaders spent millions from donations on luxury houses. Of her new documentary, Ms. Owens went on to alleged that Black Lives Matter, has established a  'money laundering scheme'.

On Wednesday, Karen Carter Peterson, a former Louisiana Democratic Party chair, state senator and Black Lives Matter-backed candidate, received a 22-month sentence. This followed Peterson’s pleading guilty, to a wire fraud charge that included routing more than $140,000 in campaign and party funds to outside individuals and companies and using the money on personal expenses, including gambling.

According to the Louisiana Illuminator, Peterson's scheme ran for seven years. It involved diverting state campaign and party cash, to several individuals and companies, which reportedly cashed the checks, providing Peterson with most or all of the funds. Reportedly, Peterson then used the money on personal expenses, including gambling-related costs. According to a July press release, by Justice Department, Peterson made-

"false and misleading" campaign finance reports that "mischaracterized expenditures as being for legitimate purposes related to her campaign or the holding of public office,"

-Department of Justice

Citing her mental health and gambling addiction, Peterson abruptly resigned from the state senate last April. A month later, she was charged in federal court, with one count of wire fraud.

In her statement post-conviction, Peterson said-

"Today marks an important step in my life-long recovery as I continue to address my gambling addiction," Peterson wrote on Twitter at the time. "I sincerely apologize for the impact from my compulsive behavior resulting from this addiction." Adding…

"I have made full repayment of funds used as a result of my addiction and I will continue to make amends," she added. "Staying true to the steps of my ongoing recovery, I have been forthright, honest, and fully cooperative with the US Attorneys' Office in their investigation."

-Karen Carter Peterson, Former Louisiana, Senator (D)

On March 6, Peterson must report to federal prison.

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