Ed Purvis, co-owner of Nakami Chi Group Ministries International, faces 20 years in prison if convicted on four counts of harassing public officials with bogus property liens and other filings and bribing the Chandler officer.
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A Chandler officer indicted in a public corruption case resigned Thursday before police could question him, and as state prosecutors released documents detailing how they linked him to the case.
The grand jury alleges Forward, a seven-year employee with the department, misused police computers and his position to illegally search records from January 2005 until last month for two Chandler men, Edward Purvis and Gregg Wolfe. The men were principals of a Scottsdale nonprofit now under investigation by the Arizona Attorney General’s Office and the FBI.
A pair of 2-carat diamond earrings. A gold ring. A down payment on a house. These are just some of the items purchased with funds from a non-profit company that told investors in Arizona and 12 other states that their money would be used to fund Christian charities.
State regulators took action Wednesday to shut down a non-profit company that has been promising to fund Christian charities and pay investors 24 percent annual returns.
State securities regulators are giving owners of a non-profit company 10 days to explain why they should not be shut down, fined and ordered to pay restitution for an investment strategy targeting church members.
Churchgoers in as many as 10 states are investing in a company that some were told is worth $170 billion with assets around the world. Yet its business address is a Scottsdale post office box and state and federal officials are investigating its owners.