Trial Date Set For Rachel Dolezal’s Welfare Fraud Case
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Rachel Dolezal is scheduled to face the music for her welfare fraud case in a trial set for March 4, the New York Daily News reports. The former Washington state NAACP leader, who made headlines after it was discovered she was a white woman presenting herself as a Black woman is accused of illegally receiving more than $8,000 in government assistance for food and childcare between Aug. 2015 and Dec. 2017. That is despite the fact that she allegedly failed to disclose the $84,000 that she raked in during that time period due to her memoir “In Full Color,” as well as from speaking engagements and her artwork sales. Back in June 2018, Dolezal, who legally changed her name to Nkechi Diallo pleaded not guilty to first-degree theft by welfare fraud, second-degree perjury and false verification of public assistance. If convicted, she could face up to 15 years in prison