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Total Depravity: The Tax Fraud Televangelist Edition

24 Jun

North Carolina televangelist Todd Coontz – author of numerous books on faith and finances – has been indicted on charges of tax fraud spanning more than a decade.

“As a minister, Coontz preached about receiving and managing wealth, yet he failed to keep his own finances in order,” Jill Westmoreland Rose, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina, said as she announced the charges. “Coontz will now receive a first-hand lesson in ‘rendering unto Caesar’ that which is due.”

The charges include three counts of failure to pay tax, each carrying a maximum federal prison term of one year, and four counts of aiding and assisting in filing false tax returns, each carrying a maximum term of three years.

Coontz, 50, is described on his website as a “pastor, evangelist, television host, author, humanitarian, philanthropist, businessman.” He currently lives in Florida and the books he’s written include Breaking the Spirit Debt and Please Don’t Repo My Car.

But the real depraved are the ‘Christians’ who know so little about their faith that they actually shoveled this guy money.

 
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