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Oct 25, 2011 13:09
Category: Religious News

Investigations continue at Atlanta church

     ATLANTA (AP) - A businessman involved in an investment program
at an Atlanta-area megachurch that's being sued says he's taking
action to "make things right."
     A group of church members is suing New Birth Missionary Baptist
Church and its pastor, Bishop Eddie Long, saying they conspired
with businessman Ephren Taylor Jr. to defraud them through
"wealth-building" seminars and sermons.
     Taylor says that a complex economic situation "impacted
businesses, individuals and families despite our best intentions."
     Attorneys for the church members say Taylor urged them to
liquidate their retirement accounts, and as a result some lost
their life savings.
     Federal officials say they're investigating issues surrounding
the seminars, which were hosted at the church.
     New Birth spokesman Art Franklin has previously declined to
comment on the allegations.