The daughter of the late legendary jazz singer Nina Simone fleeced her mom's Estate and FLAGRANTLY ignored Nina's last wish -- to fund schools for poor kids in Africa ... this according to law enforcement.
Lisa Simone Kelly siphoned more than $2 million that the California Attorney General claims should have been earmarked for music schools in South Africa, Liberia and Ghana. Lisa had access to the money because she was the trustee of her mom's Estate.
The A.G. claims the most flagrant violation is funneling $1.5 mil to Lisa's personal company ... something her mom never approved.
We've learned the A.G. pressured Lisa into resigning as trustee and is now demanding an accounting of funds -- which could result in criminal action.