A federal jury on Friday convicted the daughter of the Rev. Jeremiah Wright of money laundering and making false statements in connection with the alleged misuse of a grant from the state of Illinois.
Jeri L. Wright of Hazel Crest was accused of participating in a fraud scheme led by former Country Club Hills police chief Regina Evans.
Prosecutors alleged Wright took about $30,000 in state money, purporting to do work related to the grant's purpose, but deposited most of that money back into bank accounts controlled by Evans. Wright then lied about her involvement to law enforcement and a federal grand jury, prosecutors said.