The company claimed to be the financing wing of
Many victims came to Kimmel through Faithful Stewards, an organization he ran which offered "debt-free conferences" and "God's Plan For His Money Conferences" to churches, according to the indictment.
Kimmel put on dozens of these conferences across the country annually between 2006 and 2011, relying on the churches for travel and lodging, plus money from "love offerings," the indictment states. Kimmel would mention Sure Line at the conferences, then push it in individual meetings afterward, according to the indictment.
As Sure Line's primary fundraiser, court filings claim, he would tell would-be victims that the company was advised by a board of pastors. He received a 10 percent commission, the documents state.
A jury found Kimmel guilty of conspiracy, mail fraud and money laundering, according to the
Recent charges against three other people accused of operating Sure Line ended with a sealed plea agreement, according to court documents.
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