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NY AG not afraid to prosecute church leaders

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Unlike the Connecticut Attorney General Blumenthal (See this and href="http://ncronline.org/blogs/ncr-today/conn-priest-charged-13-million-theft">this.), it looks like the New York Attorney General's office is not afraid of prosecuting church leaders for larceny and fraud.

Regina DaSilva, the New York treasurer for the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God, was hauled to court in handcuffs today to face charges that she repeatedly lied to the Attorney Generals' office and Manhattan judges in securing $22 million in mortgage loans.
Now, in their 36-count grand larceny and fraud indictment, prosecutors are charging the church took additional liberties with worshippers.

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