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Texas Rep Dawnna Dukes accused of showing up to work high on morphine, gave online psychic $51k

September 23, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Texas Rep Dawnna Dukes accused of showing up to work high on morphine, gave online psychic $51k

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Prosecutors targeting Texas State Representative Dawnna Dukes on charges of corruption revealed this week that the lawmaker spent over $51,000 of her money on an online psychic, and came to work high on morphine.

Texas State Representative Dawnna Dukes is getting ready for a trial related to misdemeanor corruption charges for reportedly giving a taxpayer-funded raise to a legislative aide to pay for gas money after she drove her daughter to and from school, according to the Austin American-Statesman.

Prosecutors revealed 19 other “extraneous acts” they intend to mention during the trial, scheduled to begin October 16th, including the psychic and morphine allegations, which aren’t related to the charges but paint a shocking picture of the 12-term legislator’s behavior.

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Embattled Rep. Dawnna Dukes

Dukes reportedly paid an online psychic $51,348 from 2014 to 2016, adding up to almost $1,000 per week.

It is not clear who the psychic is or why Dukes spent so much money for the service.

Dwnna Dukes also showed up to work under the influence while trying to perform legislative duties.

On March 29th, she arrived late to a House Appropriations Committee hearing and said, “I know I’m talking a lot. I’m full of morphine and will be headed out of here.”

When authorities obtained a search warrant for her cellphone, she allegedly gave a phone that did not match the ID number on the one they requested.

Prosecutors are trying to salvage a felony case against Dukes after a Texas House official provided conflicting information about reimbursement vouchers for travel in 2013 and 2014 that Duke may not have taken and falsified.

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