Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. Finances to be Reviewed

July 14, 2010  |  

Things seemed super shady after Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. international president, Barbara A. McKinzie was sued by her members for misappropriating chapter funds. Maybe the two wax statues costing $900,000 gave it away? Even though the members accused her of  paying herself more than $1 million in salary and retirement from the traditionally unpaid office, spending thousands of dollars on dining, limousine rides and jewelry for personal use, the suit was dropped by the judge.

Now the women in the oldest African-American Greek-letter sorority have more issues as a Cook County, Ill. judge ordered them to open their financial records for review.

According to the Chicago Sun-Times:

Judge Daniel Riley said a representative of the nation’s oldest Greek-lettered sorority for African-American women needs to have the group’s check register, minutes book and wire transfer documents after the group stonewalled attempts to retrieve the records, which a former president on July 1 won the right to inspect.

‘For the past week, we have tried repeatedly to get documents,” said Ruth Major, a representative of ex-president Julia Purnell, who wanted to review the information before this week’s national meeting that has members voting on leadership and amendments to constitution and bylaws.

“For the past week, we have tried repeatedly to get documents,” said Ruth Major, a representative of ex-president Julia Purnell, who wanted to review the information before this week’s national meeting that has members voting on leadership and amendments to constitution and bylaws.

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