Rachel Dolezal, who infamously posed as black to become president of the Spokane, Wash. chapter of the NAACP, has resolved her 2018 welfare fraud case by agreeing to pay restitution and serve 120 hours of community service.
“I think it’s a fair and equitable resolution of the matter,” Dolezal attorney Bevan Maxey told KXLY on Thursday.
“I don’t believe she tried to obtain benefits that she wasn’t entitled to. Needless to say, she’s been through a lot. I believe this is the appropriate way to solve it.”
Dolezal, who has changed her name to Nkechi Diallo, must pay back some $9,000 in food and childcare assistance overpayments in the Spokane-based case.
She had previously denied wrongdoing.