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Barry Minkow gets 5 years for embezzling from San Diego church
Barry Minkow gets 5 years for embezzling from San Diego church

Barry Minkow, who as a teen built a fortune out of his ZZZZ Best carpet-cleaning business in Reseda before it collapsed as a fraud, was sentenced to five years in prison for embezzling $3 million from his San Diego church congregation. It's the third time that Minkow, now 48, has been convicted and sentenced in fraud-related cases. Besides the ZZZZ Best case, he pleaded guilty to a single fraud count three years ago over his effort to damage home-builder Lennar Corp. He was sentenced then by a federal judge in Florida to five years in prison. In January, Minkow pleaded guilty to charges of defrauding San Diego Community Bible Church, where he was head pastor. He admitted...

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