Thursday, January 30, 2020

Church Leaders Sentenced To Prison In Scheme To Siphon Off Church Funds

The U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of New Jersey announced this week:
The leader and the main treasurer of the Israelite Church of God in Jesus Christ were sentenced to federal prison today for their respective roles in a scheme in which both men caused the church to pay millions of dollars in personal expenses for the leader that the leader then omitted from his personal tax returns.
The two men had previously pleaded guilty to one count of conspiring to defraud the United States of at least $250,000 in taxes.  Jermaine Grant, the church leader, was sentenced to 18 months in prison. The treasurer, Lincoln Warrington, was sentenced to 12 months and one day.