Posted: 1:46 pm EST January 12, 2011
Updated: 3:09 pm EST January 12, 2011
DAYTON, Ohio -- A Montgomery County grand jury has indicted former Southern Christian Leadership Conference President Raleigh Trammell on more than 50 counts, including theft and forgery.
Trammell, 74, was indicted on one count of grand theft, 25 counts of forgery and 25 counts of tampering with government records.
The grand theft charge against Trammell is in regards to the meal delivery program that he allegedly ran with Job and Family Services. The charge states that the meals were never delivered and that Trammell kept the money.
The forgery charge stems from invoices that he signed. The tampering with government records charge alleges that Trammell signed off on paperwork that he would deliver the meals.
While leading the Dayton SCLC chapter, the organization lost all public funding following allegations of federal, state and taxpayer money being misspent.
Last February, agents with the FBI raided the Dayton SCLC headquarters and Trammell's home, along with the home of his daughter, Angela. She ran some of the SCLC programs. The SCLC lost more than $400,000 in public funding in 2010.
According to our partners at the Dayton Daily News, Trammell also was accused of sexual harassment by a Dayton SCLC employee, DaMisha Douglas, who filed a lawsuit in Montgomery County Common Pleas Court in August. The case is pending and a jury trial is scheduled for September. In June, the Ohio Civil Rights Commission found probable cause that the SCLC allowed discrimination against Douglas.
In 2010, Trammell lost his positions with the local and national levels of the SCLC after a disagreement of allegations that he and former SCLC national treasurer Spiver Gordon had misappropriated at least $569,000 in national funds, according to Dayton Daily News. The FBI is now investigating.
Trammell is expected to turn himself in within the hour.
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