Kai Franklin Graham, the daughter of Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin, pleaded guilty today to federal charges that she illegally concealed proceeds from her former husband’s transcontinental drug-trafficking ring.
Her former husband, Tremayne Graham, who had ties to the Black Mafia Family (BMF) was convicted of several drug charges and sentenced to life in prison in April 2007. The charges against Kai Franklin stem from the fact that while her husband was a fugitive, she converted cash from him into 14 postal money orders totaling $14,000. She admitted going to seven Atlanta area post offices in a single day to avoid federal financial rules that would require reports of transactions exceeding $2,000.
Franklin Graham is likely to be sentenced to three months of home confinement and three years of probation. However, if she fails to comply with terms of her plea agreement with federal prosecutors, U.S. District Judge Henry M. Herlong Jr. could increase the sentence to as much as five years in prison and a $250,000 fine. (Source – AJC)
Three MONTHS!! Membership definately has it’s priviledges! I mean….Michael Vick just got 23 MONTHS and she only gets THREE!!! WOW…..I have no words…
Myra Panache of “The Panache Report” has detailed most of the story HERE.
Also read more about BMF (Black Mafia Family) and their activities in Atlanta over at Creative Loafing.