Friday, June 25, 2010
Shiloh Pastor Pleads to Theft of $1.2 Million From HUD Earmarks
The Lousiville Courier-Journal reports that long time Shiloh Baptist Church (pic), Pastor, Rev. Henry M. Humphrey, 72, entered guilty pleas to 11 counts in an indictment against him, including conspiracy to defraud the government, soliciting kickbacks of federal funds, submitting false reports to HUD, wire fraud and conspiracy to launder money to the tune of $1.2 million dollars.
This story moves me because the pastor involved was a long time preacher in Louisville and his father was a preacher before him. I can't help thinking about Sholom Rubashkin, and, yes, myself. How do we let money and our inability to put money in the proper place control and damage our lives? In these cases, the lives and careers disgraced by manipulation related to money are for the most part lives and careers devoted to others. I am sad.