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Old 01-11-2020, 05:55 AM
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North Lawndale pastor charged with stealing hundreds of thousands from state food program for needy children




1/11/20
CHICAGO (WLS) -- A Chicago pastor has been charged with stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from a food program that feeds needy children.

In an eight-page indictment, federal prosecutors outlined a case against Clarence Smith. They said he fraudulently received more than $900,000 through the New Life Community Ministries from the Illinois State Board of Education.

The money was administered to the Board of Education for a federally-funded food program. According to the indictment, Smith allegedly took the money but was not following through in providing meals to poor children at Smith's North Lawndale church.

Some neighbors said Smith's mission seemed true years ago, but they wondered what was going on recently.

"He was coming around in Jordans and Bentleys and new cars, and I'm like, wait a minute, pastors don't do that," said Ravin Cosey, a North Lawndale resident.

"It is so infuriating," said Shameka Turner, who is part of the Residents Association of the West Side.
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