Saturday, April 21, 2012

Ex-cop Regina "Krusty Toes" Evans charged with money laundering linked to Regal Theater rehab

Regina Evans retired from the Chicago Police Department with a vision to resuscitate a grand old Chicago theater.

She would train kids, women and minorities to work there, they would learn trades and she would help them get GEDs, using a $1.25 million state grant in February 2009 for her nonprofit, We Are Our Brother’s Keeper.

The historic and endangered New Regal Theater, a landmark South Side stage graced by the likes of Nat “King” Cole, Cab Calloway, Ella Fitzgerald and Stevie Wonder when it was called the Avalon, would rise again.

Only now, Evans, 49, is indicted on federal fraud charges.
Prosecutors said Friday in the federal courthouse in Springfield that the former Country Club Hills Police chief used almost half of the grant for the mortgage on the Regal building and payments to her friends, family, associates and for herself between February 2009 and June 2010.

The indictment alleged Evans used $275,000 of the grant to make payments on a delinquent mortgage she had for the Regal, which was facing foreclosure in Cook County Circuit Court at the time the job-training money was made available.

The indictment also accused her of diverting $135,000 of the grant to her personal bank account and using it “for cash withdrawals and personal and other expenses, including the repayment of additional indebtedness.”

Evans, who spent 22 years with the Chicago Police Department before retiring in 2007 as a lieutenant, channeled an additional $50,000 in grant funds to her “family members, friends and associates,” the indictment alleged.

It did not specify who allegedly received the money.

A spokeswoman for U.S. Attorney James A. Lewis, the top federal prosecutor in Illinois’ central district, declined to comment on the indictment.

Within months of getting the grant, and already plagued with financial problems, Evans was hired as police chief in Country Club Hills, the first African-American woman to head a south suburban department.

Her husband would follow her, also hired by Mayor Dwight Welch, as inspector general to investigate complaints against the police department headed by his wife. They earned more than $200,000 together, courtesy of taxpayers in the city of 16,000.

But the theater faltered.

So did Evans’ other businesses, including another entertainment venue in Dolton and a limo company that subcontracted with Country Club Hills. And the theater building, 1641 E. 79th St., was sold at auction in September to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. after going into foreclosure.

Attorney General Lisa Madigan sued We Are Our Brother’s Keeper in July 2011. Sun-Times Media and the SouthtownStar reported extensively that month about the Evans’ financial and legal troubles, including personal and corporate bankruptcy. The papers’ investigation also revealed problems with part-time police officers Evans hired using a federal grant.

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28 comments:

Anonymous said...

They need to start serving bread and water in all jails make these people pay for their crimes.

Anonymous said...

is she wearing that hat or is the hat wearing her??????

Anonymous said...

Potholder won't let anything happen to his people, all charges will be dropped.

Anonymous said...

She made lieutenant after raising money for "Phat Phil". She also had Beavers and Stroger make calls for her and it didn't hurt when Trotter's wife worked for her in 004.
Should also be charged with bankruptcy fraud for hiding assets from her creditors!
Will Cline be a character witness for her?

Mark12A said...

Niggers and federal money are a dangerous combination.

I Voted For Obama said...

Old Crusty Toes voted for Obama. Laugh Denny Banahan....Laugh.

Anonymous said...

"Attorney General Lisa Madigan sued We Are Our Brother’s Keeper in July 2011. DETECTIVE SHAVED LONGCOCK, Sun-Times Media and the SouthtownStar reported extensively that month about the Evans’ financial and legal troubles, including personal and corporate bankruptcy. The papers’ investigation also revealed problems with part-time police officers Evans hired using a federal grant."

Anonymous said...

She retired at age 45?

Anonymous said...

She should be charged with impersonating a police officer.

Anonymous said...

SHOW ME YOU'RE TITS.

Anonymous said...

As you were told years ago Dwight,
They have a reservation number waiting for you over in Terra Haute at the federal prisoner processing center, your next.

retired Fed

Anonymous said...

She should have listened to Nat King Cole.....

"straighten up an fly right"

by thre way, how big are her tits??

anyone got a picture?

Anonymous said...

NIGGERS will be NIGGERS!

http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/story?section=news/investigators&id=8623276

Anonymous said...

The only " vision " she had was of those big piles of money the Gov't hands out to thieves like her.

Anonymous said...

Please do not allow her to collect a pension at age 50

Anonymous said...

AFFIRMATIVE ACTION IN ACTION!!

Anonymous said...

"A crazy ass red headed irishman made me do it"

Anonymous said...

She got the big sheboon lips - she must give good head!

Anonymous said...

The dykes are gonna love playing and sucking on those big tittys of hers.

Anonymous said...

chief hillbilly walrus whale ass sucks cock

Anonymous said...

coon-time

Anonymous said...

I love those collar bars.

LMAO

Anonymous said...

.....Will Cline be a character witness for her?.....

Phat Phil may have contracted cancer from her nasty ass?

Anonymous said...

If she kept her toes out of her twat they wouldn't get crusty.

Anonymous said...

Krusty toes the clown

Anonymous said...

Lou Reed says---

And the colored girls sing: Doo da doo da doo da doo da doo doo da doo da doo da doo da doo doo da doo da doo da doo da doo doo da doo da doo da doo da doo doo...

Anonymous said...

Lou Reed says---

And the colored girls sing: Doo da doo da doo da doo da doo doo da doo da doo da doo da doo doo da doo da doo da doo da doo doo da doo da doo da doo da doo doo...

Anonymous said...

Some black judge will find her not guilty.