Melonease Shaw a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, lobbyist pays for Health club memberships, political contributions, and $3,000 line-dancing lessons illegally. She charges them to a state grant program meant to help welfare recipients land steady jobs.

Now, Melonease Shaw – who has at times worked as the city’s lobbyist in Harrisburg, and who was, until her arrest, seeking the job again – faces a court hearing next week on charges including theft, deceptive business practices, and tampering with public records.

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