Woman who called Michelle Obama an ‘ape’ defrauded FEMA of $18K


The West Virginia woman who made national headlines in 2016 when she was placed on leave from a county development organization over a demeaning Facebook post about then-first lady Michelle Obama has now pleaded guilty to defrauding the Federal Emergency Management Agency out of thousands of dollars of disaster benefits.

Pamela Taylor, 57, admitted on Tuesday that she falsely registered for more than $18,000 in FEMA disaster benefits after historic flooding in Clay County, West Virginia, in June 2016, the U.S. attorney’s office said in a statement. Those floods killed 23 people.

Taylor claimed that her primary residence was damaged in the flood and that…

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