Agape leader Rocco Leo, who fled Adelaide, ordered to disclose fortune in 21 days

Runaway Agape Ministries leader Rocco Leo has been ordered to disclose the extent of his fortune to the District Court within 21 days.

Leo has also been given 14 days to defend claims he told people that evil governments would behead those who refused to be impregnated with tiny microchips.

Two people have filed claims, in the District Court, seeking reimbursement of monies paid to Leo and two senior members of his controversial church, Joe and Mari Antoinette Veneziano.

Martin Penney and a disabled woman, who cannot be named, claim they were duped into handing over $1.2 million and $420,000 respectively.

Today, lawyers for Mr Penney and the woman asked the court to order Leo’s counsel file its documentation within 14 days.

Craig Caldicott, for Leo, said he needed more time.

“My client is outside the jurisdiction,” he said.

“I need time to prepare the affidavits, send them overseas and have them returned to me.”

Judge Dean Clayton ordered defence papers be filed by August 4, and asset disclosure be made by August 11.

– Source / Full Story: Agape leader Rocco Leo, who fled Adelaide, ordered to disclose fortune in 21 days, Sean Fewster, The Advertiser, July 21, 2010 — Summarized by Religion News Blog
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