Jinwright's church being auctioned after tax fraud conviction

Jinwright's church being auctioned after tax fraud conviction

Pastor Anthony Jinwright (center)

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by Associated Press

Associated Press

Posted on November 9, 2010 at 9:18 AM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- A Charlotte church is up for auction six months after its pastor was convicted of tax evasion.

The Charlotte Observer reported three Greater Salem Church properties are scheduled for auction Friday at the Mecklenburg County Courthouse. The notices say the church has defaulted on a mortgage taken out in 2008.

Pastor Anthony Jinwright was convicted in May on charges of conspiracy, tax evasion and filing false tax returns. He faces up to 53 years in prison and is being held in the Mecklenburg County jail.

His wife, Harriet Jinwright, was convicted of conspiracy and tax evasion and faces up to 20 years in prison.

They had been accused of failure to report up to $2.3 million between 2001 and 2007.

The couple is expected to be sentenced Dec. 8.

Church officials could not be reached Tuesday.
 

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