Category: Ralph A. Wilkerson

Evangelist Won’t Help Receiver in Ponzi Case

Several high-profile evangelists entangled in an alleged investment scam targeting born-again Christians are helping authorities unravel the operation. One prominent pastor, however, has declined to assist: the Rev. Ralph A. Wilkerson, founder of Melodyland Christian Center in Anaheim, according to the court-appointed receiver whose job it is to salvage the remains of what federal prosecutors allege was a Ponzi scheme. Wilkerson’s failure to cooperate is hampering the effort to recover the millions of dollars some investors lost with Ontario-based IPIC International Inc., receiver Dennis L. Roossien Jr. said last week. “He could help a lot if he wanted to,” Roossien