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Loudoun missionary officer indicted

A Loudoun County grand jury has indicted Eun Tae Lee, a former top officer for a non-profit Christian missionary group, on 17 counts of embezzlement for allegedly stealing more than $700,000 from the Northern Virginia group.

Lee, 50, was listed in state records as the chief administrative officer for Seed International Inc., a missionary group sponsored by the Korean Central Presbyterian Church in Vienna, and headed by the church's former top pastor, Won Sang Lee.

At a preliminary hearing in Loudoun last month, Won Lee testified that the group has 116 missionary families working in 36 different countries, and was based in Sterling.

Court records show that Seed officials told Loudoun sheriff's investigators that Eun Lee had been writing checks from the group's account to his own personal account, and used them for personal expenses, including buying a Porsche Cayenne sport-utility vehicle. Lee lived with his wife in the Fair Oaks area of Fairfax County, and also rented an apartment in Annandale, authorities said in a search warrant affidavit.

Lee was arrested in April on one count of embezzlement. His case was bound over to the grand jury after a preliminary hearing in June.

The grand jury on Monday indicted Lee on 17 counts of embezzlement, the Loudoun commonwealth's attorney's office said Wednesday. His case is set for trial on March 14, court records show.

-- Tom Jackman

By Tom Jackman  |  July 16, 2010; 9:55 AM ET
Categories:  Financial Crimes , From the Courthouse , Loudoun , Tom Jackman , Updates  
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well, if his embezzlement means $700k's worth of missionaries not out around in the world pestering people trying to get them to convert, then maybe its a good thing.

thanks Lee!

Posted by: MarilynManson | July 16, 2010 10:21 AM | Report abuse

Christians are such good people...when they're not stealing or lying or when "God" isn't telling them to kill someone. Bwaaaahaaaa

Posted by: checkered1 | July 16, 2010 10:24 AM | Report abuse

hmmm, Marilyn and the internet crashing, a world-wide permanent blackout would be a good thing too right? I mean it would afterall take away your platform for spewing acid. Sorry you are such a miserable prat that you have to display it with such childish posts.

checkered1- guess you aren't the posterchild for atheists- 'if "God" was out of the picture we would be such considerate, sensitive, and caring people.' Between you & Marilyn as the banner carriers for such causes and acid-spewing posts it is safe to say that there is no hope for the world.

Posted by: devilsadvocate3 | July 16, 2010 1:32 PM | Report abuse

He's not in the missionary position anymore, so to speak.

Posted by: nuke41 | July 16, 2010 3:33 PM | Report abuse

Been spending most our lives living in the Gangsta's Paradise
Been spending most our lives living in the Gangsta's Paradise

Posted by: blasmaic | July 16, 2010 8:22 PM | Report abuse

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