“Her theft knew no bounds,” Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro said.


“It blatantly represented the Islamophobia, xenophobia, and bigotry that exists among some [PA House] leaders,” Johnson-Harrell. “It was planned and meant to be insulting to me and my guests and was done in the name of Jesus, which is blasphemy.”

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Muslim PA state rep who was offended by Christian prayer is charged with stealing from children’s charity

News December 05, 2019

Movita Johnson-Harrell

A Muslim Pennsylvania state lawmaker has been charged for allegedly stealing half a million dollars from a charity she founded.

Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro said in a statement Thursday that Rep. Movita Johnson-Harrell (D) had been charged with numerous charges of theft, perjury, and tampering.

Johnson-Harrell had previously made headlines for being offended by a Christian prayer offered before a session of the Pennsylvania Legislature in March.

Shapiro said that she had stolen money from Motivations Education & Consultation Associates, or MECA, a charity meant to collect donations to help the homeless, seniors and children.

He alleged that she spent the money on “vacations, designer clothing, luxury car payments, real estate purchases, past-due mortgage payments, and other personal expenses.”

Shapiro said in the statement that she had turned herself in, had confessed to the crimes, and had agreed to leave the Pennsylvania Legislature.

“Her theft knew no bounds,” he said.

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