Angel Food Ministries founders due in court

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MACON, Ga. — The founders of a Georgia-based ministry that provided discounted groceries to needy families across the U.S. are set to make a court appearance on fraud charges.

Joe and Linda Wingo were scheduled to appear in federal court Thursday to face charges of siphoning millions of dollars from Angel Food Ministries to buy jewelry, athletic equipment, clothes and to make a down payment on a jet.

Two other ministry officials charged in the scheme have pleaded not guilty this week to fraud charges.

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Lkn4Ans
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Lkn4Ans 12/15/11 - 03:23 pm
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It is precisely these types

It is precisely these types of fraudulent activities that make people hesitant to contribute these days. A true shame when one cannot even trust that the time, or money, they invest to help those less fortunate goes instead into the greedy pockets of the so-called officials running the organization. You are better off helping someone in need directly, rather than contributing a dime to a ministry or 'organized' charity.

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Riverman1 12/15/11 - 03:41 pm
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Lkn4Ans, exactly and the

Lkn4Ans, exactly and the directors of these charities paying themselves huge salaries for doing nothing while ensuring the people the donations were intended for never see anything. It's disgusting and harms real charities.

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my.voice 12/15/11 - 06:01 pm
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A down payment on a jet? Are

A down payment on a jet? Are you kidding me? Did you not think you would be scrutinized? LOL.....wow.

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Riverman1 12/15/11 - 06:33 pm
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Keep in mind this is not the

Keep in mind this is not the only charity in the CSRA where the director skims a huge amount off the top, puts the rest of the donations in the bank and gives nothing to those who the donations were intended. Be vigilant and read Tax 990 Forms. I hope the U.S. Attorney is reading my comments and focuses on this sad situation.

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soldout 12/16/11 - 12:26 am
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If you watch "American Greed"

If you watch "American Greed" on CNBC a few times you will see just how bad things are and you probably won't trust anyone. There is an easy way to test an individual for honesty using energy medicine but that is too long a discussion. Let's just say somethings don't feel right and when they don't; dont give them your money. God loves a cheerful giver and you can't be cheerful giving where you aren't sure if they are honest.

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