1. California church leaders 'used homeless as forced labour'  BBC News
  2. California church leaders charged with forced labor of homeless, US attorney says  CNN
  3. A church lured in homeless people — then locked them in houses and forced them to panhandle, feds say  The Washington Post
  4. California church leaders charged with forced labor of homeless  The Mercury News
  5. California Church Leaders Lured Homeless Into Forced Labor, U.S. Says  The New York Times
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The victims were locked in homes with windows nailed shut and denied food and medicine, say officials.The victims were locked in homes with windows nailed shut and denied food and medicine, say officials.

California church leaders 'used homeless as forced labour' - BBC News

Leaders of a California church have been arrested after being accused of imprisoning homeless people and using them for 'forced laboour'Leaders of a California church have been arrested after being accused of imprisoning homeless people and using them for 'forced laboour'

California church had growing empire before forced-labour charges | CTV News

A dozen leaders of a California-based ministry were arrested on charges they used homeless people as forced labor, U.S. prosecutors saidDozens of victims, many homeless, were forced to panhandle up to nine hours a day

California Church Leaders Charged With Forced Labor | Time

“Unearthing Washington scandals is vitally important. Equally important is shining a light on crime in our communities preying on the innocent. The feds just arrested a dozen church leaders in California and Texas accused of forced labor of the homeless. https://t.co/sj8M6LB6Y0”

Josh Campbell on Twitter: "Unearthing Washington scandals is vitally important. Equally important is shining a light on crime in our communities preying on the innocent. The feds just arrested a dozen church leaders in California and Texas accused of forced labor of the homeless. https://t.co/sj8M6LB6Y0"

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“El Centro Church Leader, 11 Others Charged With Forced Labor of Captive Homeless People https://t.co/nJgCvJGz4B Forced labor and other abuses go unreported. They are very common. I heard a pastor once say at a conference session: "feed a bum and you can work them all day."”

Mark Horvath on Twitter: "El Centro Church Leader, 11 Others Charged With Forced Labor of Captive Homeless People https://t.co/nJgCvJGz4B Forced labor and other abuses go unreported. They are very common. I heard a pastor once say at a conference session: "feed a bum and you can work them all day.""

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Imperial Valley Ministries is accused of recruiting homeless in San Diego and elsewhere, holding them against their will and forcing them to panhandleImperial Valley Ministries is accused of recruiting homeless in San Diego and elsewhere, holding them against their will and forcing them to panhandle

El Centro church leaders indicted in labor trafficking scheme targeting homeless - The San Diego Union-Tribune

They were charged with conspiracy, forced labor, document servitude and benefits fraud.They were charged with conspiracy, forced labor, document servitude and benefits fraud.

Leaders of an El Centro ministry charged with using deadbolt locks to detain homeless residents and making them turn over panhandling money was no fly-by-night operator. Imperial Valley Ministries was known in the remote desert region for decades of work helping drug addicts turn their lives around.Leaders of an El Centro ministry charged with using deadbolt locks to detain homeless residents and making them turn over panhandling money was no fly-by-night operator. Imperial Valley Ministries was known in the remote desert region for decades of work helping drug addicts turn their lives around.

El Centro Church Had Growing Empire Before Forced-Labor Charges | KTLA

LOS ANGELES: Leaders of a California-based church have been arrested on charges of imprisoning dozens of mostly homeless people and forcing them ...LOS ANGELES: Leaders of a California-based church have been arrested on charges of imprisoning dozens of mostly homeless people and forcing them ...

US church leaders charged with using homeless for 'forced labor' - CNA

Several church leaders in Southern California were arrested over allegations they held homeless people against their will and used those individuals to perform forced labor while giving their welfare benefits to the church. The details are gruesome.Several church leaders in Southern California were arrested over allegations they held homeless people against their will and used those individuals to perform forced labor while giving their welfare benefits to the church. The details are gruesome.

Church Allegedly Forced Labor of Homeless People for Years | Law & Crime

Several church leaders in Southern California were arrested over allegations they held homeless people against their will and used those individuals to perform forced labor while giving their welfare benefits to the church. The details are gruesome.

Church Allegedly Forced Labor of Homeless People for Years | Law & Crime

Imperial Valley Ministries lured victims with the promise of food and shelter -- then stole their welfare benefits and refused to relinquish identificati...Imperial Valley Ministries lured victims with the promise of food and shelter -- then stole their welfare benefits and refused to relinquish identificati...

Church Leaders Held Homeless People Captive, Used Them As Forced Labor, Feds Say | HuffPost

LOS ANGELES: Leaders of a California-based church have been arrested on charges of imprisoning dozens of mostly homeless people and forcing them to panhandle six days a week for their benefit.LOS ANGELES: Leaders of a California-based church have been arrested on charges of imprisoning dozens of mostly homeless people and forcing them to panhandle six days a week for their benefit.

US church leaders charged with using homeless for 'forced labour'

A Southern California ministry whose leaders are charged with using deadbolt locks to detain homeless residents and making them turn over panhandling money was no fly-by-night operation. Imperial Valley Ministries was known in the remote desert region for decades of work helping drug addicts turn theirA Southern California ministry whose leaders are charged with using deadbolt locks to detain homeless residents and making them turn over panhandling money was no fly-by-night operation. Imperial Valley Ministries was known in the remote desert region for decades of work helping drug addicts turn their

Ministry had growing empire before forced-labor charges

Prosecutors say the Imperial Valley Ministries took in homeless people looking for food and shelter, seized their documents, and held them captive.Prosecutors say the Imperial Valley Ministries took in homeless people looking for food and shelter, seized their documents, and held them captive.

California church held homeless people captive, prosecutors say - INSIDER

12 people from Imperial Valley Ministries face charges of conspiracy, forced labour, document servitude and benefits fraud.12 people from Imperial Valley Ministries face charges of conspiracy, forced labour, document servitude and benefits fraud.

US church leaders charged with using homeless for forced labour | Free Malaysia Today