The U.S. Attorney’s office has filed a federal charge against Angela Goodwine, the daughter of disgraced civil rights leader the Rev. Raleigh Trammell, alleging she acted as an agent for an organization that “stole, obtained by fraud and intentionally misapplied” in excess of $10,000 in grant money provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency from mid-2008 to mid-2009.
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The Dayton Daily News has been investigating the activities of the Rev. Raleigh Trammell, his daughter Angela Goodwine and the Dayton chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference under Trammell’s leadership since before the FBI raided their homes and offices in February 2010. Our ongoing investigation raised questions that led officials to strip the SCLC of local and federal public funding, and led to Trammell’s indictment and subsequent conviction on 51 felony counts related to theft of taxpayer money meant to feed the poor. We also broke the story that the SCLC accepted Federal Emergency Management Agency funding for a battered women’s shelter that didn’t exist.