Con man gets prison for San Diego church fraud — FresnoBee.com

A former pastor and notorious con man was sentenced to five years in federal prison Monday for stealing $3.5 million from his San Diego church and its members, a tale of betrayal that a judge said made the three-time felon one of the worst white-collar criminals.

Barry Minkow, 48, was ordered to do the time after completing a sentence for an unrelated scam that cost homebuilder Lennar Corp. some $580 million in lost stock value.

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