TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Kate Prince on Jun 8, 2021

A June 14 trial date has been set in the federal wire fraud and money laundering case against Sen. Katrina Robinson, D-Memphis, the Daily Memphian reports. This is the second set of federal charges brought against Robinson, who will also stand trial on Sept. 13 for the first wave of charges, which include stealing, converting and intentionally misapplying funding for her own use. She was indicted in July 2020 on charges of stealing more than $600,000 in federal grant money intended for The Healthcare Institute, which she founded. U.S. District Court Judge Sheryl Lipman will hear next week’s trial, which could last three to four days. Robinson and two other co-defendants could each face a possible sentence of up to 20 years in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release.