A Dozen California Church Leaders Indicted by Federal Grand Jury 

U.S. attorneys say that a federal grand jury has indicted at least a dozen California church leaders.

The leaders are accused of forcing mostly homeless people to do labor for the church. They reportedly recruited people by promising food and shelter, instead forcing them to beg for money for nine hours a day, six days a week, and to give up their welfare benefits “for the financial benefit of the church leaders.”

The ministry leaders, who were arrested in El Centro, San Diego, and Brownsville, Texas, will face charges of conspiracy, forced labor, document servitude and benefits fraud, U.S. Attorney Robert Brewer said.

Source: California church leaders charged with forced labor of homeless, US attorney says – CNN

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