Report: Paul Ryan's Ex-Girlfriend Did Time

Deneeta Pope
Deneeta Pope

We're guessing that Deneeta Pope was just fine with living a quiet life before GOP vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan publicly mentioned having a black ex-girlfriend.


A report has surfaced that his former flame did a federal bid for wire fraud between 2001 and 2002. According to the Daily Mail:

Deneeta Pope hit headlines after MailOnline revealed that she was the Republican vice-presidential candidate's ex-girlfriend who opened his eyes to the evils of racism.

She served five months in prison after defrauding her employer Ernst & Young out of $77,000 in 1999, according to the federal Bureau of Prisons.

Ms Pope admitted claiming funds from work to attend an educational course which did not exist.

Mr Ryan has stayed in touch with his ex over the two decades since they broke up — he even attended Ms Pope's wedding in May this year …

Following her conviction, Ms Pope was sentenced to five months in federal prison, and was released in May 2002.


Some are saying the report is a low blow against a woman who has paid her debt to society and did not seek the current media spotlight she is under. What do you think?

Read more at the MailOnline.

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