Anyone that's ever had the pleasure of being exposed to any batshit crazy televangelists have not only thought, "Why, God, why?" but also, "I bet they're totally ripping people off," or "He probably frequents hookers." And you'd be right!
Today in PTL shenanigans, we have Paul and Janice Crouch who are part of the Trinity Broadcasting Network. At some point, Paul's granddaughter, Brittany Koper, was "promoted" into a prominent position in the finance department. Did Brittany earn this promotion through hard work and Excel savvy? NOPE! But nepotism aside, Brittany seemed to want to do the right thing and when she blew the whistle on TBN for some "illegal financial schemes" she was promptly fired. Being a young person of means, Brittany was not about to let this injustice stand and told her husband's uncle (also a former TBN exec) about the situation, who sued the network. And, as we know, the best thing about lawsuits is that's when all the ugly details are learned:
McVeigh's lawsuit alleges that Brittany Koper was promoted to the position of TBN's finance director in July because the network directors needed someone "within the family" to keep its financial "skeletons" hidden.The lawsuit alleges that Paul Crouch Sr. obtained a $50-million Global Express luxury jet for his personal use through a "sham loan," and that TBN funds paid for a $100,000 motor home for dogs owned by his wife, Janice Crouch, a network director.The suit also alleges that TBN bought residences across the country for its directors under the pretext that they were "guest homes" or "church parsonages." The properties include mansions used by the Crouch family in Newport Beach; side-by-side mansions in Windermere, Fla.; and homes in Nashville; Miami; and Irving, Texas, according to the suit.TBN directors received about $300,000 to $500,000 in meal expenses and the use of chauffeurs, and oversaw "fraudulent donation and kickback schemes involving third party 'ministries'" the network controlled, the suit claims.The directors also misused funds to cover up sexual scandals, the suit claims.