Angel Food ministry fed lavish lifestyle, feds say

Kickbacks, cover-ups, expensive purchases in indictment

Friday, Dec. 9, 2011 8:06 AM
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ATLANTA -- Georgia-based nonprofit Angel Food Ministries became wildly successful, selling almost 600,000 boxes of food a month to churches to help the poor in 45 states.

It was recognized by the White House as a model of collaboration between the government and faith-based initiatives.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports, however, that “Pastor Joe” Wingo and his wife “Pastor Linda,” as they were called, also siphoned off millions of dollars in their nonprofit food ministry — and spent the money to support a lavish lifestyle — a federal indictment alleges.

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rmwardsr
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rmwardsr 12/09/11 - 10:11 am
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This is what happens when

This is what happens when greed sets in. What they were doing was a very good thing, but they let their own personal motives get in the way,

scoopdedoop64
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scoopdedoop64 12/09/11 - 10:33 am
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It was a great blessing to a

It was a great blessing to a lot of people. But just like rmwardsr said it is "greed" that ruins everything. from politicians to corrupt pastors they get greedy and then the rest of us suffer.

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soldout 12/09/11 - 02:59 pm
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Great story for American

Great story for American Greed on CNBC to cover

raul
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raul 12/09/11 - 03:18 pm
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Athens attorney Edward

Athens attorney Edward Tolley, who represents Linda Wingo, declined to comment this week. In a prior interview, he said, “The Wingos feel that when all is said and done, they will be vindicated.”

When the Feds go after you, you are DONE. They do not play and have unlimited resources to prosecute. These folks will do some serious time and will serve as an example to other "non-profits" of the consequences of going down the unrighteous path.

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rmwhitley 12/09/11 - 08:55 pm
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Separation of money from the
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Separation of money from the state. End tax exemptions for religious "non-profits".

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