Kentucky’s Shiloh Baptist Community Get More Bad Press

Former grant administrator, Yvette Crayton Goodwin, of Shiloh Baptist Community Renewal Center (SBCRS) has been sentenced to a year and one day in prison and ordered to pay $831,742.56 in restitution after being part of a conspiracy to defraud the U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Department.

Goodwin pleaded guilty in September of 2009 to charges of a conspiracy to defraud HUD. This conspiracy included diverting grant money for her own person benefit and gain, and for the gain of other individuals that were not entitled to the funds.

On January 18, 2011 Reverend Henry Humphrey, a minister of Shiloh Baptist Church, was sentenced for conspiring to defraud the United States, soliciting kickbacks of federal funds, committing wire fraud, submitting a false writing to the HUD, and conspiring to launder money. Reverend Humphrey was sentenced to two years in prison and three years’ supervised release by Judge Coffman who also ordered Reverend Humphrey to pay $831,742.56 in restitution, an amount to be restored to HUD, the agency victimized by Humphrey’s conduct.

Humphrey entered a guilty plea to 11 separate criminal charges in June 2010. In the plea agreement he admitted that, between February 25, 1998 through November 2005, he and other co-conspirators took federal grant money intended for the rehabilitation of the Maupin Building in Louisville’s Parkland neighborhood and conspired to cover up the diversion of funds. Approximately $1,825,000 in federal and other funds had been designated for the purchase, reconstruction and rehabilitation of the building, but other than construction of a new roof to the building and installation of an elevator, which were completed at a total cost of approximately $350,000, little additional construction and remodeling work was performed on or about and inside the now dilapidated building.

Around the time of November 2005, Humphrey and other conspirators met and created false and fraudulent invoiced and documents that they submitted to HUD. Apparently, Humphrey had been taking grant funds for personal use such as gambling and payments of his personal credit card since 2001 – Source.

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