From the Atlanta Journal Constitution:
A 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.
Kai Franklin Graham, 35, the oldest of the mayor’s three children, pleaded guilty to structuring financial transactions in a way that avoided scrutiny from federal authorities.
While her former husband, Tremayne Graham, 34, was a fugitive from justice, 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.
It’ll be interesting to watch how this plays out politically. And socially. And on television. Case reads like a bad daytime drama, including the subtle implication that Mayor Franklin herself is not without link to the case: “Graham then told an associate that he had moved into the mayor’s house, hoping to signal he feared he, too, would be killed.”