Former head of charity for sorority that counted Aretha Franklin, Betty Shabazz as members sentenced for embezzlement

The former executive director of a charity run by Delta Sigma Theta, a century-old sorority whose notable members have included Roberta Flack and Betty Shabazz, has been sentenced to 16 months in prison for embezzling nearly a quarter million dollars from the group.

Jeanine Henderson Arnett, 44, and her husband Diallo Arnett, 47, pleaded guilty earlier this year to using the charity’s credit cards to pay for rental cars, clothes shopping sprees and for purchases on Amazon.com. The pair also were accused of wiring the charity’s money directly to their own bank account.