A Virginia pastor and his wife Terry Wayne Millender and 57-year-old Brenda Millender have been convicted of defrauding members of their congregation and investors in a Nigerian oil scheme.
The 53yr Terry Millender is the former senior pastor of Victorious Life Church in Alexandria.
According to the United States Attorney’s office for the Eastern District of Virginia, 53-year-old Terry Wayne Millender and 57-year-old Brenda Millender were convicted by a federal jury Monday of a $2 million fraud scheme.
The Prosecutors records and evidence presented at the trial revealed that they were founding members of Micro-Enterprise Management Group, a Virginia company that said it was helping poor people in developing countries through providing small, short-term loans to start or expand existing businesses by working with a network of established micro-finance institutions.
Prosecutors said the couple recruited investors for companies they said provided small loans to poor people in developing countries and helped broker Nigerian oil deals. Prosecutors said the Millenders used investor money to pay for golf trips, a birthday party, and to help purchase a $1.75 million home.
The 53yrs Terry Wayne Millender and 57-year-old Brenda Millender
faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison when they’re set to be sentenced in March,2018.