In this day and age, major corporations have spent millions on “diversity” programs. They have even hired high-powered executives to manage diversity and other left-wing concepts.
One huge company hired Barbara Furlow-Smiles to oversee their diversity efforts.
She was appointed to head up a diversity program that would affect thousands of employees. But now, she is pleading guilty to a shocking crime that got the Feds involved.
A former Facebook diversity program manager entered a guilty plea to defrauding the social media company of over $4 million through a criminal scheme in which she pretended to be conducting business in exchange for kickbacks…
“She even involved relatives, friends, and other associates in her crimes, all to fund a lavish lifestyle through fraud rather than hard and honest work.” [Source: The Post Millennial]
Social giant Facebook hired Furlow-Smiles to be its “global diversity executive” Such positions require an employee to oversee progressive goals, such as hiring people of color and shaping a company’s political values.
But the Department of Justice has accused Furlow-Smiles of defrauding the social network of $4 million. According to reports, she orchestrated an “elaborate criminal scheme” through which “fraudulent vendors paid her kickbacks in cash.”
Prosecutors even claim she involved relatives and friends in the scheme. Furlow-Smiles has pleaded guilty to these charges. She held her position from 2017 to 2021, during which the Feds say she funneled money to people’s pockets in exchange for “kickbacks.”
Furlow-Smiles would use her company credit card to “pay” these fake vendors. They would then return funds in the form of cash back to her. In some cases, the money was hidden in t-shirts or other items sent back to the former Facebook executive.
Critics will no doubt wonder how she was able to get away with this scheme for so long. Did Facebook actually follow up on her work as a “diversity” executive? Or was this simply a vanity position that required little to no work?
Author: Max Davis