A Maryland minister, Robert Freeman, has received a sentence of 27 months for obstructing bankruptcy court proceedings. Apparently, he hid millions of dollars in assets when he filed for bankruptcy protection from creditors in 2005.
According to sources, Freeman, also known as Dr. Shine, founded several churches, including Save the Seed Ministry and Save the Seed International Church. NBC Washington reports:
“The evidence shows that Robert J. Freeman lived a life of fraud and deception, using millions of dollars from church members and fraudulently obtained credit to pay for luxury cars and a mansion while falsely representing in court that he was indigent,” U.S. Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein said.
After Freeman serves his 27 months in prison, he will be on supervised probation for three years. Judge Roger Titus orderered Freeman pay restitution of $631,050.52.