A decide in Washington state has set a brand new trial date in the welfare fraud case of Rachel Dolezal, the previous president of an NAACP chapter in Washington state who made headlines in 2015 after her dad and mom debunked her claims of being African-American.
The case will now be heard March four, FOX 28 Spokane reported.
Dolezal, 41, who modified her identify to Nkechi Diallo in 2016, was arrested in Could 2018 on prices of first-degree theft by welfare fraud, perjury within the second diploma and false verification for public help, FOX 28 reported.
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Investigators declare that a number of years again Diallo started falsifying reviews of her earnings in order that she may qualify for public help, the station reported. She claimed she was residing on only a few hundred a month, donated by mates, the report mentioned.
She was capable of accumulate almost $9,000 in state monetary help from August 2015 to November 2017, Spokane’s KHQ-TV reported, citing courtroom paperwork. However a state investigation of her banking data discovered she deposited greater than $80,000 in that very same time interval, the report mentioned.
The welfare fraud case began in March 2017 after a state investigator obtained info that Diallo had written a e-book — her autobiography, titled “In Full Colour.” The investigator reviewed Diallo’s data and located that she had been receiving cash from e-book gross sales, talking engagements, cleaning soap making, doll making and the sale of her artwork, in accordance with the case file.
After the notoriety that adopted the June 2015 disclosure by her dad and mom, with whom she has lengthy feuded, Diallo (then Dolezal) resigned as Spokane NAACP president, was kicked off a police oversight fee, misplaced a place as a contract columnist for a weekly newspaper in Spokane and was fired from her job instructing African research at close by Jap Washington College.
Fox Information’ Sam Chamberlain and the Related Press contributed to this story.