Judge dismisses lawsuit seeking to oust sorority head

February 04, 2010

WASHINGTON - A judge dismissed a lawsuit Monday by members of the nation's oldest black sorority, who sought to remove their president over alleged financial misdeeds. D.C. Superior Court Judge Natalia M. Combs Greene dismissed the lawsuit, filed by eight sorority sisters in June, against Alpha Kappa Alpha. The sisters had wanted to remove the Chicago-based group's leader, Barbara McKinzie, because they claimed she had spent hundreds of thousands of dollars in AKA money on herself, some of it to pay for a wax statue of herself at the Great Blacks in Wax Museum in Baltimore. In her ruling, Combs Greene criticized the plaintiffs for making "hyperbolic allegations riddled with buzz words."

- Associated Press

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