A political action committee supporting Hinds County District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith popped up on July 28 and spent $22,000 on radio ads at urban radio stations in the Jackson area. Nsombi Lambright registered the Mississippi Safety and Justice PAC with the Secretary of State. The PAC then went to WJMI, WKXI, and WOAD and dropped the $22,000 on radio buys. The ads, schedules, and orders are posted below.
Nsombi Lambright was the Executive Director of the Mississippi Chapter of the ACLU for eight years. She is currently the Director of Resource Development and Communications at the non-profit One Voice. One Voice is known as the Derrick Johnson slush fund as it was busted two years ago for charities fraud. Executive Director Derrick Johnson lined his pockets and misused the charities funds. Mr. Johnson is also the President of the Mississippi NAACP. JJ reported in August 2013:
The Secretary of State cracked down on a Derrick Johnson charity. It seems our head of the Mississippi NAACP is paid $120,000 a year to operate One Voice, a non-profit with the same address as the state NAACP. Although One Voice is considered to be a charity or non-profit, in reality it is a slush fund as most of the money is spent on consultants, travel, and salaries. Employees could sign checks made payable to themselves. Debit cards were issued to officers. $1.78 million a year makes for a nice little slush fund.Kingfish note: So the ACLU, charity fraudsters, and criminal defense lawyers want to pick who runs the criminal justice system in Hinds County. Nice.
One Voice states its purpose is to "enhance civic engagement in the formation of public policy through leadership development, research support, training, and technical assistance for advocacy groups, associations, and community-based organizations with the purpose of improving the quality of life for African-Americans and other disenfranchised communities."
The state said One Voice did not submit audited financial statements nor was it registered with the state as required by law. The state also said One Voice tried to avoid submitting all records when they were requested. The state said One Voice paid for individuals to attend NAACP events in Los Angeles. It paid overdraft fees of $1,650. It allowed officers to use ATM cards to withdraw cash from the company's bank account. One Voice even chipped in on a trip to Paris, France for an unnamed person. Officers, directors, employees were allowed to sign checks made payable to themselves. Earlier post.