partlycloudy
Friday February 12th, 2016 11:16AM

Defense: Millions of pages in ministry fraud case

By The Associated Press
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) Defense attorneys for the founders of a Georgia-based ministry charged with fraud and money laundering say evidence in the case is totaling millions of pages of documents.

The Athens Banner-Herald reports it has been a year since a federal grand jury indicted Angel Food Ministries founders Joe and Linda Wingo. The couple is accused of illegally taking money from the charity, which sent discounted groceries to needy families across the U.S., and using the funds to buy jewelry, cars, homes and gambling trips.

The case is moving slowly because of a mountain of evidence. Defense attorneys say in court filing they expect the case will include 60 million pages.

A judge has set a Dec. 31 deadline for pretrial motions.

Joe Wingo's attorney, Michael C. Daniel, says Wingo is innocent.
© Copyright 2016 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Couch names administrative team
Ahead of his scheduled swearing in Friday, Hall County Sheriff-elect Gerald Couch named his top administrative team Monday.
6:28PM ( 3 years ago )
Tech beats Southern California in Sun Bowl
Tevin Washington threw a touchdown pass and ran for another score to help Georgia Tech beat Southern California 21-7 on Monday in the Sun Bowl.
5:54PM ( 3 years ago )
Hall Co. officials launch health-based initiative for employees
Hall County officials believe healthy county employees will be of greater service to the county. With that in mind, they have created a health-based fitness initiative to provide free fitness training for county workers.
5:46PM ( 3 years ago )
Local/State News
Fire official: South Hall fire started around chimney
‚ÄčInvestigators believe a Thursday afternoon fire that damaged a home in South Hall County was accidental and started near the chimney, fire officials said Friday morning.
10:15AM ( 1 hour ago )
Weekend work to close lane of Dawsonville Highway bridge over Lanier
‚ÄčTransportation crews are expected to block one lane of Ga. 53 West or Dawsonville Highway over Lake Lanier in Hall County over the weekend.
8:36AM ( 2 hours ago )
NAACP, Common Cause file suit over cuts from Georgia voter list
The Georgia NAACP and Common Cause Georgia filed a lawsuit this week against Secretary of State Brian Kemp, arguing that his office has illegally eliminated people from the state's registered voter list.
By The Associated Press
8:23AM ( 2 hours ago )
Three guards from Buford prison among those arrested in drug trafficking sting
Among the four dozen Georgia prison guards arrested as part of the FBI's Operation Ghost Guard were three former correctional officers at Phillips State Prison in Buford.
By AccessWDUN staff
6:16AM ( 5 hours ago )
South Hall wedding venue approved by county commissioners
The Hall County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a 42 acre tract of land in South Hall as an agri-entertainment venue to house weddings and other gatherings at its voting session Thursday night at the Hall County Government Center.
10:20PM ( 12 hours ago )