The “guru” behind Michelle Obama’s much-hated and widely-derided school lunch program has just been arrested for . . . defrauding the school lunch program.
LA Unified’s former food services director David Binkle has been charged with 15 counts of misappropriation of public funds, embezzlement of public funds, conflict of interest, perjury, and forgery.
The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced the charges against Binkle, 55, who pleaded not guilty in Los Angeles criminal court.
According to the Los Angeles Times:
The school lunch initiatives won the district numerous awards, drew praise from then-First Lady Michelle Obama as she led a national push to combat childhood obesity, and earned Binkle appearances on Tedx Talks.
But as he was revolutionizing meals for the district’s students, prosecutors allege, Binkle illegally funneled roughly $65,000 of the district’s money into a private consulting firm he ran, then placed some of that money into his own pocket.
The 55-year-old appeared in court on Tuesday and pleaded not guilty to 15 felony counts including embezzlement and misappropriation of public funds. He posted $220,000 bail and is scheduled to return to court in October.”
As reported by the dailywire.com:
Now, as you can see above, the leftwing Los Angeles Times is desperately playing down the connection between Michelle Obama and Binkle, making it sound as though the former-First Lady only ever praised the alleged felon. The truth, according to Independent Journal Review, is that Binkle did advise the First Lady, and they have the photos to prove it.
Setting aside all of this alleged criminal behavior, the very idea that anyone, much less an unelected First Lady , should in any way involve the federal government in what schoolchildren eat for lunch is in and of itself a horrible idea. How is this the government’s business? And we all remember the photographic results of this fascist policy, the “healthy” school lunches that look like something served at a Cuban prison camp.”