A judge has widened a court order which freezes assets belonging to Agape Ministries.
The order was made on two civil claims before the Adelaide District Court by former Agape Ministries members who want their money back.
The identity of one of the plaintiffs is the subject of an interim suppression order.
Both plaintiffs claim they gave money to the religious group on the basis of false promises.
One of the plaintiffs claims she gave $400,000 and the other claims to have handed over more than $1 million.
Both are seeking their money back, plus an awarding of damages.
Their claims allege the religious group promised them a haven on a South Pacific island, to protect them from microchips the government was planning to implant in all humans.
It claims the religious group told its members they would go to hell if they were microchipped and that the government would put them in concentration camps, gas or behead them if they refused the chips.
The legal claims allege the religious group told members they had to give money to help relocate all members to the island and build infrastructure.
Freeze widened on Agape Ministries assets
Wednesday June 16, 2010 Agape Ministries
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