The West Virginia woman who previously called our forever First Lady Michelle Obama “an ape in heels” is going to jail for embezzling more than $18,000 in FEMA disaster benefits after the devastating June 2016 floods that claimed lives and significant property.
Pamela Taylor has been sentenced to 10 months in federal prison and a $10,000 fine, WSAZ-3 reports. She will also be confined to her home for the first two months after her release.
Taylor admitted in February that she took more than $18,000 in flood relief benefits by falsely registering for FEMA benefits after the June 2016 floods that killed more than 20 West Virginians.
She lied that her primary residence had been damaged in the flood and that she was forced to rent a place to stay. But it was all a lie and she was still living in her primary residence.
She first came into the public consciousness over two years ago when she resigned from her county government development job for coming after Obama in a Facebook post. But she was secretly rehired only weeks later.
In her plea agreement, Taylor also agreed to pay restitution of over $18,000.