The Nation

A federal bankruptcy court judge in Worcester, Mass., ruled that the founder of a fundamentalist church must return $6.6 million he allegedly duped a chain store heiress into donating through deceit. The judge ruled in favor of Elizabeth Dovydenas in her lawsuit against The Bible Speaks church; its founder, the Rev. Carl H. Stevens Jr.; and church secretary Kathy Hill for the return of donations made from 1983 to 1986.

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