Chef behind Michelle Obama’s school lunch program arrested for…defrauding school lunch program

It’s really hard to report this story without a little schadenfreude-ish smirk. Isn’t this just liberal progressivism in a nutshell?

We have a cockamamie idea by the former first lady to force-feed kids what SHE thinks they should eat.

Unfortunately it looked like this.

And this.

Not surprisingly, kids didn’t want to eat it.

And now David Binkle, a chef and one of the architects behind Michelle Obama’s disgusting lunches is getting his “just desserts”. Binkle was recently arrested for defrauding the school lunch program for tens of thousands of dollars and is facing up to 13 years in prison if convicted.

Insert raucous laughter here.

Per the LA Times, David Binkle was hailed as a pioneer among school nutrition advocates for accomplishing a near-herculean task – using produce and meats provided by local growers to greatly reduce the number of fatty meals served in the nation’s second-largest school district.

But as he was revolutionizing meals for the district’s students, prosecutors allege, Binkle illegally funneled roughly $65,000 of the district’s money into a private consulting firm he ran, then placed some of that money into his own pocket.

The 55-year-old appeared in court on Tuesday and pleaded not guilty to 15 felony counts including embezzlement and misappropriation of public funds. He posted $220,000 bail and is scheduled to return to court in October.

“While recognizing that everyone is innocent until proven guilty, the charges against Mr. Binkle are extremely upsetting as they do not reflect the professionalism, ethics and character we expect of all L.A. Unified employees,” the school district said in a statement.

According to court documents, Binkle repeatedly misappropriated district funds in amounts ranging from $5,000 to $15,000 between 2010 and 2014. Prosecutors also allege that he forged an application to become a vendor with the district and failed to disclose outside financial interests.

The answer to that question is apparently “no.” If Chef Binkle does end up doing time, perhaps he can revamp the prison cafeteria menus as well.

H/T Daily Wire

[This article was written by Michele Hickford, author of the brutally honest and bitingly funny Do I Need To Slap You?]

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