Michelle Obama was humiliated this week when one of her former advisors was arrested on major charges.
The Los Angeles Times reported that former Los Angeles food services director David Binkle was invited to the White House back in 2014 to advise Michelle on her school lunch plan. He was just arrested for stealing $65,000 in public funds and charged with multiple counts of embezzlement, misappropriation of public funds, conflict of interest, forgery, and perjury.
Binkle participated at a nutrition roundtable with Michelle, and he even bragged that he replaced chicken nuggets with edamame in L.A. schools. Michelle liked Binkle so much that she had him write for her personal website, where he whined about the life of elite millionaires living in Los Angeles.
“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.”
He went on to praise Michelle’s school lunch plan.
“Today, we no longer serve items like flavored milk, chicken nuggets, tater tots, corn dogs, pizza, and nachos,” Binkle 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.”
One year after spending time with Michelle, however, Binkle was fired from his job after an inspector general investigation accused Binkle of misappropriating school funds. He reportedly used the $65,000 in school lunch funding that he stole to finance his private culinary consulting firm and a personal bank account.
This is DEFINITELY not the type of scandal Michelle wants to be involved in right now!