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Feds: Chicago pastor stole from food program for needy kids


January 12, 2020

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago pastor accused of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from a food program that helps feed needy children allegedly used $142,000 of that money to buy himself a luxury car, federal prosecutors said.

Clarence Smith Jr. fraudulently received more than $900,000 that New Life Community Ministries received from a federally-funded food program through the Illinois State Board of Education, an indictment alleges.

Prosecutors said Smith took that money but didn't follow through with providing meals to poor children at his church in Chicago's Lawndale neighborhood.


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