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Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Jul 29, 2020

State Sen. Katrina Robinson has been charged with theft and embezzlement involving government programs and wire fraud, U.S. District Attorney Michael Dunavant announced today. The criminal complaint alleges Robinson used federal grant money issued to her for-profit nursing college to buy a vehicle for her daughter and pay for her wedding and honeymoon. She is also accused of using funds to pay off credit cards and student loan payments, buy beauty products and fund a campaign event, the Commercial Appeal reports. Robinson, a Democrat, represents Senate District 33, which includes portions of Memphis. She was elected in 2018.