Md. men convicted of bilking churches
A jury has convicted two Maryland men accused in a scheme that bilked 21 black churches in Detroit and other Michigan cities of about $660,000.
Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox said in a statement Tuesday that Wayne County Circuit Court jurors deliberated three days before finding Michael Morris of Waldorf and William Perkins of Oxon Hill guilty on three felony counts including racketeering, conspiracy to commit false pretenses, and three counts of false pretenses.
Authorities said companies gave Morris and Perkins funding for electronic kiosks delivered to churches in Detroit, Flint, Saginaw, Inkster, Ferndale, Highland Park, Port Huron and Ypsilanti. Church officers believed they were leasing the video terminals, but learned they had signed purchase agreements instead.
-- Associated Press
Washington Post editors
| October 27, 2010; 10:10 AM ET
Categories: Crime and Public Safety, Maryland
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