Edward Morrissey pleads guilty in taking millions from church

Edward Morrissey, husband of embattled former church pastor Mary Manin Morrissey, admitted in federal court Wednesday that he defrauded members of his wife’s church in soliciting $10.7 million in loans. He pleaded guilty to one count of money laundering, a felony that could get him 36 months or more in federal prison. Edward Morrissey, 57, […]

DCBS announces settlement in securities case

PORTLAND – The director of the Department of Consumer and Business Services, Cory Streisinger, announced today an agreement with Mary Manin Morrissey and Edward Morrissey resolving allegations of violations of state securities laws. This agreement was reached in conjunction with the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Portland. The consent limited judgment, which requires restitution of more […]

Pastor of bankrupt Wilsonville church, husband near plea deal

Mary and Edward Morrissey agree to repay $10.7 million, but she won’t be charged, and he faces federal prison Charismatic pastor Mary Manin Morrissey and her husband, Edward Morrissey, onetime leaders of a Wilsonville church that collapsed last year amid charges of financial improprieties, are nearing a deal with federal prosecutors that will send Edward […]

Church’s last rites will end an era

Sunday’s services in Beaverton will be the last for the Living Enrichment Center, which is the focus of a criminal inquiry Sunday will mark the final day of services for the Living Enrichment Center, the former megachurch that is being probed by federal criminal investigators and which plans to file for bankruptcy soon. About 700 […]

Church, pastor face criminal investigation

Authorities examine the Living Enrichment Center in Beaverton as it heads toward bankruptcy Federal criminal investigators are probing Living Enrichment Center, the financially troubled Beaverton megachurch, which this week lost its charismatic leader and confirmed it will file for bankruptcy and liquidate. Mary Manin Morrissey, the church’s energetic founder and lead pastor, resigned her position […]

Beaverton megachurch, pastor to file for bankruptcy

BEAVERTON, ORE. – The founder of a financially troubled Beaverton megachurch plans to file for personal bankruptcy to handle at least $1 million in debts. Mary Manin Morrissey resigned her position as lead pastor of the Living Enrichment Center earlier this week, saying she is unable to repay loans to church members. The church also […]

Church in financial bind over member loans

Some members say the Living Enrichment Center, which is $20 million in debt, consistently minimized its money problems. The Living Enrichment Center, a popular church in Wilsonville that has attracted more than 4,100 members, is struggling to repay $20 million in debts run up by years of operating losses and a failed broadcasting venture. The […]
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