Tenn. Sen. Katrina Robinson pleads not guilty to federal charges

Tenn. Sen. Katrina Robinson pleads not guilty to federal charges

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - Tennessee Senator Katrina Robinson has pleaded not guilty to multiple federal charges, including embezzlement.

Last month, a federal grand jury indicted Robinson on 24 counts of embezzlement and 24 counts of wire fraud.

State Sen. Katrina Robinson says she will be vindicated in federal embezzlement case

Robinson is the director of The Healthcare Institute (THI), a provider of educational and training programs for jobs in the health care field.

According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, THI received over $2.2 million in federal grants from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) between 2015 and 2019.

During that time, Robinson reportedly stole more than $600,000 that was supposed to help health care workers and instead paid for a wedding, home improvements and other personal items.

Robinson faces up to 20 years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine if she’s found guilty.

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