The Nation

With unusual secrecy, a 23-member federal grand jury in Charlotte, N.C., was sworn in to investigate the PTL ministry and its operations under disgraced founder Jim Bakker, Even though no one in the federal courthouse would admit the purpose of the grand jury, impaneled at the request of the Justice Department, it was widely reported that it was set up to investigate the PTL and will be focusing on mail or wire fraud.

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