SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A former NAACP leader in Washington state whose life unraveled after she was exposed as a white woman pretending to be black has pleaded not guilty to welfare fraud.
Nkechi Diallo, formerly known as Rachel Dolezal, made a brief appearance in court Wednesday in Spokane, Washington.READ MORE: Mother of Three Murdered Children in Reseda is in Custody as Police Continue Investigation
She is charged with welfare fraud and false verification for public assistance. The charges are related to income she received from a book and other sources while also receiving welfare benefits.READ MORE: City Of Los Angeles Expanding Vaccine Eligibility To Residents 16 And Older Tuesday
Superior Court Judge James Triplet ordered that she remain free on her own recognizance and set her trial date for Sept. 10. Diallo did not talk to reporters after the brief hearing.
Diallo resigned from Spokane’s NAACP chapter in 2015 when it was revealed she was born to white parents.MORE NEWS: BAFTA Awards 2021: Chloé Zhao Wins Best Director, 'Nomadland' Wins Best Picture
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