Rachel Dolezal is facing charges of welfare fraud but, just like a white woman, she has managed to delay her case for months since she was charged in May of 2018.
Dolezal who changed her name to Nkechi Amare Diallo in 2016, has so far successfully sidestepped her legal problems. Fox 28 reports, “Since the arrest, the case has languished on the court docket – with numerous rescheduling since Diallo’s arraignment back in June. Judge Szambelan told attorneys in the case that further delaying proceedings was getting old.” Now her trial date is set for March 4.
Dolezal is accused of 1st Degree Theft by Welfare Fraud, Perjury in the 2nd Degree and False Verification for Public Assistance. She is facing 15 years in prison. KHQ.com documents claim she illegally received $8,747 in food assistance and $100 in childcare assistance from August 2015 to November 2017. The site also reports, “The investigation into Diallo’s alleged theft started in March 2017 when a DSHS Office of Fraud and Accountability investigator received information that Diallo had written a book that was published. According to KHQ.com, the investigator said he’d heard Diallo say she was getting public assistance, but also knew that a typical publishing contract included payments of $10,000 to $20,000.”
Allegedly, she reported her income to be as low as $500 a month. However, court docs from August 2015 to September 2018 claim she deposit $83,924 in her account and didn’t report the income to the Department of Social and Health Services. According to the case file, she made this money from her book “In Full Color,” speaking engagements, soap making, doll making and the sale of her art.
Court documents read, “The state of Washington seeks prosecution and restitution in this matter. In addition, the Department requests Nkechi Diallo be disqualified from receiving Food Assistance for at least a 12 month period for breaking a Food Assistance rule on purpose. This is known as an Intentional Program Violation.”
The “transracial” woman was outed by her parents in 2015 for being white. She was the president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) chapter in Spokane, Washington and was seen marching side-by-side with civil rights activists. Last year, the Netflix doc “The Rachel Divide” was released about Dolezal.
Despite stereotypes, Black Americans are not the highest percentage of welfare recipients. White Americans receive public assistance more than any other racial group. So, Dolezal’s crimes go right in line with her true people.
Face the court, Rach.