Mayor Franklin’s Daughter Sentenced

Since the AJC’s buried this one down in the Metro section on their homepage today, let’s look at CBS46’s story instead:

GREENVILLE, S.C. — A daughter of Atlanta’s mayor was sentenced Monday to three years of probation for laundering money for her ex-husband’s drug operation.

The Greenville News reported that Kai Franklin also will have to serve three months of home confinement.

Franklin pleaded guilty in December. Prosecutors said she bought $14,000 in money orders to pay the mortgage on an Atlanta home she owned with her then-husband, Tremayne Graham and structured the transaction in a way designed to hide it from the Internal Revenue Service.

“I’d just like to apologize to my mother, my family and friends,” said Franklin, who was accompanied in federal court by her mother, Atlanta mayor Shirley Franklin. “I really want to move on with my life.”

Full story here.


  1. AubieTurtle says:

    Why shouldn’t it be buried? Some woman in South Carolina getting convicted of money laundering isn’t of huge concern to me. This is as silly as when the media reported on Noel Bush’s drug arrest.

    The adult offspring of politicians acting stupid, while embarrassing, doesn’t mean much of anything about the parent politician. People’s lives and actions don’t necessarily reflect the values of their parents. Considering what loony tunes my parents are, I’m pretty happy about that.

  2. juliobarrios says:

    Let’s see. She’s been convicted of laundering money for a cocaine ring. She also lied to police to protect her ex-husband, a fugitive and murder suspect.

    I think this rises a little beyond “stupid” behavior and not analogous to Noel Bush.

    It’s newsworthy.

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