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Resource ID: #17574
Subject: Fraud
Source: KPHO-TV (Phoenix)
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Date: May 8

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Description

KPHO-TV investigates money schemes used by an Iranian minister at an Arizona evangelical church. The report details how "both Americans and Iranian parishioners began giving Edward Yousfi, and his brother Joseph, hundreds of thousands of dollars ... to invest in a supposed offshore trading company" and "to help get [Iranian] relatives out of Iran and into the United States." The story reports on how the minister has failed to keep his promises, and reveals that he had lied to other communities in the past. The story also describes how the minister has caused "many wounds in the Iranian community" by spreading misinformation about former church members.

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