Racist AND a fraud: Charity director Pamela Taylor, who infamously made racist remark about former First Lady Michelle Obama is JAILED for embezzling $18,000 of FEMA cash after lying about her 'flooded' apartment

Pamela Ramsey Taylor, the woman who made headlines in 2016 when she made a racist remark about then-First Lady Michelle Obama, is on her way to prison.
Taylor, 57, falsely registered for FEMA benefits that were meant for those who were impacted by the June 2016 floods that killed 20 people along the Elk River.
The former charity director managed to snatch up more than $18,000 in bogus claims, court documents revealed.
But on Friday, Taylor was sentenced to 10 months behind bars for the embezzlement scheme after admitting to misappropriating the cash when she falsely claimed she was forced to abandon her ‘flooded’ home in Clay County and more into  a temporary rental unit.


A news release from U.S. Attorney Mike Stuart's office in February stated that Taylor had been claiming that her primary residence was damaged in the flood and that she was living in a rental property.

In the plea agreement, Taylor explained that she registered with FEMA around July 2016 while at Clay County High School.
She told FEMA that her primary address was on Main Street while her 'permanent residence' on the Elk River in Procious had been damaged by flooding. 
Taylor actually lived in Bickmore. The area was not impacted by flooding.
Taylor and her husband do own the Procious property, but no one was living inside at the time.
She also told authorities that her work address for the Clay County Development Corporation was her primary address.
Her plea deal required her to pay $18,149.04 in restitution and an additional $10,000 fine.
‘There’s no such thing as a little bit of FEMA fraud,’ said U.S. Attorney Mike Stuart. ‘Taylor’s fraudulent scheme took FEMA dollars away from those who needed it the most.’
Taylor made national headlines in November 2016, when she penned a racially-charged Facebook post comparing then First Lady Michelle Obama to an 'ape'. 
'It will be refreshing to have a classy, beautiful, dignified First Lady in the White House. I'm tired of seeing a [sic] Ape in heels,' Taylor wrote after Donald Trump's election.
She was later fired as Clay County Development Corp. director - a nonprofit which helps low-income and aged people in Clay County - in the wake of the scandalous status. 
Shortly afterward, Taylor issued a half-hearted apology to 'any one individual that took offense to my post,' she tried justifying it by claiming she was 'entitled to my own opinion, as afforded under the Constitution of the United States; as well as every citizen of this country.' 
The racist post wasn't the first time Taylor, who had worked at the CCDC since the late '90s and became director in 2007, had seen trouble there.
She was dismissed in 2002 after being accused of taking fundraising money, but then hired back again shortly after, according to a lawsuit deposition seen by the Gazette-Mail.
Once she has served her prison term, Taylor must serve three years of supervised release.
For the first two months she will be limited to home confinement 
Racist AND a fraud: Charity director Pamela Taylor, who infamously made racist remark about former First Lady Michelle Obama is JAILED for embezzling $18,000 of FEMA cash after lying about her 'flooded' apartment Racist AND a fraud: Charity director Pamela Taylor, who infamously made racist remark about former First Lady Michelle Obama is JAILED for embezzling $18,000 of FEMA cash after lying about her 'flooded' apartment Reviewed by STATION GOSSIP on 11:10 Rating: 5

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