Michelle Obama’s school lunch guru indicted for stealing money from school lunch program


Written by Dennis Michael Lynch

Do you ever find yourself wondering why and how the liberals fell in love with Michelle and Barack Obama? I do, and today is one of those times when I am scratching my head — what was America thinking, voting for this couple? That said, I really hope you share this article because the story will get virtually no play with the mainstream media.

Back in 2014, Michelle Obama invited a food services director from California to the White House for a round table discussion. Reportedly, the first lady wanted to pick the guy’s brain for ideas and suggestions on how to get school kids to eat healthier.

The guy’s name is David Binkle. If you live in Los Angeles, this name is probably very familiar to you because he is making headlines this week.

Binkle has been indicted for stealing $65,000 in public funds. You have to laugh, or perhaps cry when you think about how Michelle Obama and her husband have a knack for circling themselves with losers.

On Tuesday, an article published in the L.A. Times revealed that Binkle had been charged last week with multiple counts of embezzlement, misappropriation of public funds, conflict of interest, forgery, and perjury. Keep in mind, this is a guy Michelle Obama pushed as being a voice of promise regarding the health and well-being of school children.

Binkle, who is a chef by training, was the head guy to oversee the nearly 700,000 meals per day served to students in Los Angeles. He was paid an annual salary of $152,000.

A year after he met with the first lady at the White House, an inspector general investigation led to Binkle being accused of misappropriating school funds. Then a year after that, according to the L.A. Times, Binkle was fired in 2015 by the Los Angeles Unified School District.

Binkle allegedly stole $65,000 from the school lunch program to fund his private culinary consulting firm and a personal bank account, the L.A. Times reported.

This is a man who was invited to post an essay on the first lady’s “Let’s Move” website.

The Washington Free Beacon also picked up the story and quoted some of what he wrote on the first lady’s website: “The city of Los Angeles is known all around the world for Hollywood, Beverly Hills, celebrities as well as glitz and glamour,” he wrote. “There are more than 125,000 millionaires and more than 20 billionaires in this city I now call home. But the reality is there is still a big discrepancy in quality of life between the elite and the majority of students I serve as food services director at Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), the second largest school district in the country.”

Binkle said kids in Los Angeles were living in “food deserts” and praised the healthy meal initiatives he implemented that went beyond Mrs. Obama’s 2010 school lunch law.

“Today, we no longer serve items like flavored milk, chicken nuggets, tater tots, corn dogs, pizza, and nachos,” he wrote. “Today, what we do serve are atypical ‘kid-friendly items’: edamame, jicama sticks, teriyaki chicken bowls, turkey and vegetarian burgers as well as fresh fruits and vegetables.”

We ran a poll yesterday asking readers who they thought was the most corrupt person in the Obama administration. We failed to list Michelle’s name on the list. Perhaps next time we’ll be smarter. You can take the poll by clicking here.

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