Chicago not-for-profit leader pleads guilty to wire fraud
Yesse Yehudah, president and CEO of Fulfilling Our Responsibilities Unto Mankind, pled guilty last week to misusing more than $260,000 in state grant money designated to help spur economic development in and to create a jobs training program.
The grants, issued by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, had strict guidelines on how the money could be spent. Yehudah admitted to submitting bogus documents like forging checks and falsifying invoices to make the work seem legit to the DCEO. He would go on to pocket the money and even made a private loan to another individual.