Tuesday, January 28, 2020

2 Harlem church leaders sent to prison in fraud scheme

Jermaine GrantLeaders of a church that drew attention for its anti-Jewish views were sentenced to prison. Jermaine Grant, the leader of the New York-based Israelite Church of God in Jesus Christ, received 18 months and treasurer Lincoln Warrington was sentenced to 12. The two funneled more than $5.3m through an entertainment company, and used it for private school tuition, a trip to Disneyland and luxury purchases.
The Israelite Church of God in Jesus Christ. Both men pleaded guilty last year.
Grant, known as 'Chief High Priest Tazadaqyah' created the company "in order to portray Grant as an entertainment industry mogul." The Harlem-based Church of God in Jesus Christ is a black nationalist hate group. Part of the Black Hebrew Israelite movement, it preaches that blacks are among the lost tribes of Israel.