Yet Another New Title for Ronald Weinland

False Prophet Ronald Weinland has claimed to be an Apostle, the end-time Elijah, Zerrubabel, and I’ve lost track.  But we can add one more title to his long list — Convict.

The jury got the case this afternoon and came back in less than 4 hours with guilty verdicts on all five counts.  Ron is on home detention, sentencing on September 24.  Guess he’ll have to update the “Trips” page on his blog where he publishes his upcoming travel schedule.  Oh, I see that he’s deleted that page entirely.

More details as I get them.



Update —————————

Jim Hannah of the Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky has written another article for the ending of the trial.

Ron decided to testify in his own defense.  Bad move Ron.  You’re no better at being a witness than you were being a Witness.  A couple of excerpts:

But under cross examination by Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert McBride, Weinland began to appear ill at ease as he tried to explain why he deducted such expenses as a stay at The Venetian hotel and casino in Las Vegas, tickets to the Blue Man Group, and shopping trips to Nordstrom.

And Jim’s article ended:

At one point, Weinland fired back at McBride, and said: “I feel like you are twisting some things here.”

Ron, you know twisting all too well.  Read Jim Hannah’s full article “Doomsday Prophet Guilty of Tax Evasion“.

And a little eye candy for your viewing pleasure:


  • Jan says:

    YES!!! Thank you.

  • Janet says:

    It was on channel 12 tonight. I guess he will be keeping the Feast in prison. The jury did not waste time. will post a link to the news clip.

  • Kirrily XPKG says:


    Is that final do you know Mike? Can he appeal?

  • Whisper01 says:

    Wait, the prosecution ended it’s case yesterday and today there is a verdict after a 2+ hour deliberation?
    Did the defense just decide to jump onto it’s own sword?
    If they began their work today then they did it for what, 4 hours? That’s it?
    That’s all they had? Did they not read the governments case before hand and were just flat suprised?
    “Oh man, I didn’t know the prosecution had all that against him…”.

    And Ron is home, a convicted Felon, with an electronic anklet on him.
    Well he has a long time to rail against the demons in the courthouse until September 24th.
    I wonder what he’s limited in doing, everything?
    He can’t leave the country anymore, and I would doubt he can leave the state…
    Can he leave the city?

    Poor wRONg, it’s so very hard to get the evil do’ers in the world to bow down and die when no “God” helps you in any little way…
    Go figure?

  • Jocko says:

    THANK GOD!!!

  • Mike (DDTFA) says:

    Ron is on a GPS bracelet and can’t leave his house except for certain things including church services. But can’t leave the Northern Kentucky area and is explicitly forbidden to cross the river into Cincinnati.

    Yes, he can appeal. But that does not delay sentencing.

  • JB says:

    Praise God! They selected a very bright jury, amazing, it truly is! Womder what Satan will put in his head on this one.

  • I am frankly surprised and didn’t think any kind of justice would be done… of course we have to wait until just two days before the Day of Atonement before we learn whether or not this convicted felon goes to prison, and if so, how long.

    I do hope he has to keep the Day of Atonement in prison.

    Mighty inconvenient if you are an Armstrongist Church of God cult leader. I’m supposing visits by local parishoners would be rather limited.

    Can Laura be far behind?

    Say Mike, you should change the “False Prophet Ronald Weinland and Silent Prophetess Laura Weinland” there on the right to:

    “False Prophet Convicted Felon Ronald Weinland and Silent Prophetess Laura Weinland”.

    Just a thought.

  • Atrocious says:

    Way to go, jury!!! High five and knuckle bump!!! Woo Wee! *whistles*! Wow, that was fast! I’m surprised at the speed of the whole thing, especially the speed of the jury’s verdict. At least they don’t have blinders over THEIR eyes! LOL

    Anybody want a beer? *clink* here’s to sentencing on September 24th. May it be the maximum allowed. *gulp gulp*.

  • We want details on the PKG Prison Feast of Tabernacles Site.

    And maybe I should recant and make it the Prison Kook Group.

  • martin says:

    The defense, it seems, were idiots(?)

    It seems they based the bullwork of their defense on religious grounds.

    3 high priced lawyers….what the hell were they good for? Might as well defended himself.

  • Cleo says:

    What a tangled web we weave. I knew the outcome when a pentagram appeared on the dolls face. . I shall have to contemplate what the outcome of sentencing shall be when a new doll is formed and put into use before sentencing.

    What is fair and righteous for such a man? How will the spirit move?

    No power can fight the black magic. The universe has spoken. Justice will be done!

  • Jeff says:

    Yes, he’s a false prophet. Yes he’s a felon. But let’s not gloat – it’s bad karma. Let’s pray that perhaps he may wake up …

  • martin says:

    I suspect he will try to flee during services.

    I assume he will still be allowed to and will give sermons until his sentencing?

    Will he ask his flock to fast 2-3 days?

    How is God’s most powerful prophet in history, given all sorts of powers, now current under home arrest??????

    Unless…..maybe……he’s a FALSE PROPHET???????????????????

    But HE SAID he was an apostle, prophet, one of the two witnesses……….(????)

  • J says:

    This is laughable. The defense only lasted one day? ONE DAY?! He had the gall to plead Not Guilty, forgo a plea bargain, and his attorneys only had enough arguments to last one day? I wonder how much effort Weinland really put into this trial. All those delays, and for what?

  • martin says:

    How is Laura able to escape scott free??

    How is the daughter who did the books able to escape scott free?

  • Jeff says:

    Tax evasion is an issue of what kind of income was or was not filed on a federal income tax return.
    He will get some time in federal prison.

  • martin says:

    “J says:
    This is laughable. The defense only lasted one day? ONE DAY?! He had the gall to plead Not Guilty, forgo a plea bargain, ”

    Mat 5:25-26
    (25) Agree with thine adversary quickly, whiles thou art in the way with him; lest at any time the adversary deliver thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and thou be cast into prison.
    (26) Verily I say unto thee, Thou shalt by no means come out thence, till thou hast paid the uttermost farthing.

    I bet Ronald Weinland wished he had obeyed this bible instruction.
    And the government practically handed him that option on a plate.

  • Jeff says:

    Good scripture Martin!

  • Kirrily XPKG says:

    I wonder how many PKG followers will also be in trouble with the tax man because they too believed the system would no longer be around.

  • Jocko says:

    Say PKGr’s, Still think Ron’s little jokes about the financial woes of others and his criminal trial are funny?
    Funny thing is I didn’t see the humor in either joke until today. And you know what? Both jokes are actually hysterical.
    Especially the one about the trial!

    Just in case anyone forgot I re-posted Ron’s little jokes from last weeks sermon below.

    Anyway it’s great to see so many that were able to get together here again,
    especially considering a, a lot of the financial woes we’ve found ourselves
    in all of a sudden, if your planning was like so many others happen to be.
    (Ron makes his trademark whining snickering laugh) Anyway, we move forward
    and it’s exciting to see that. I was going to say this past week has been a
    real trial. (Everyone breaks out in laughter) Anyway.

  • martin says:

    If Ronald gives the sermon this weekend (even if it’s one of his lackeys), I’m sure he’ll compare himself to the apostle Paul, and how Paul was in chains.

    I wonder if the congregation will be able to distinguish being convicted of massive tax fraud and being imprisoned for preaching the gospel?

    Doubt it.

  • gullible says:

    The problem with ron being convicted is that he will twist this to be another attack of satan’s wrath as many here already hypothesised. But how can that be, as the 3 1/2 years of non-tribulation ending on 27th May have passed. This is meant be their gods day (changed to year) of wrath – not satan’s, but as he always says, it’s best for them to suffer, so that the world doesn’t need to suffer. What sick and twisted genius!!

    If he was not convicted, PKGers will think their god is great and won the case for them. They will be “total resolved”. If ron was convicted (as is the case), their god allowed this to happen to test their faith once again. They will be even more “total resolved”. Besides, this is the way that ron’s god works – allow chaos and tribulation to happen to them, so that they can become closer and united. They are a family (until they aren’t, of course).

    ron, why don’t you recycle one of your excuses again, such as how there are people who continue to persecute, thinking that they are doing your god a favour, so you can portray yourself as the victim once again and how you understand/see why they are doing this or why things are happening as they are. Also, the good old dumbing down of the PKGers, by asking if they understand/see also what’s happpening (to whatever situation it is). Of course, they want to be able to understand/see as YOU understand/see ron, as you know that YOU are way above them in understanding/insight, and they just can’t help but acknowledge your mind superiority. You know the drill – they will just agree and “understand”, as not understanding means not being “at one” in the family of “choses ones”.

  • Hope says:

    This just made my night…I will drink a bottle of wine to this!!!!

  • gullible says:

    But ask this question PKGers, why did chaos and tribulation happen to you? Wasn’t it from ron himself being the cause, of all your decision. Wasn’t it ron who suggested the things to you which lead you to believe on it and act on what you believe? Try removing ron from the equation, and would you have experienced the “tribulation” you supposedly “suffered” for ron’s god’s cause? Or is it just another way for ron, to pass the blame on you as to what you believed. What sick and twisted genius!! ron hates all the lies and manipulation that happens in politics, when he is the master of them all.
    ron, it’s a pity, we haven’t got people of your calibre in the political circle. Maybe you scared them off, showing yourself as their formidable competitor. They now know that, if they let you in the door, they are doomed, as you are a control freak of all control freaks, and you’ll never leave until your are kicked out, just like many of them!!

  • Janet says:

    He did mention at the beginning of his sermon last week that the church finiancies are down.

    He read an email from a lady who apparently is deep in debt because she charged up her account thinking Christ was returning. I wonder if a lot of people did this and sent him extra money ? The church meets in Sharonville, Ohio about 35 miles north of Cincinnati. I wonder if he will be allowed to travel into Cincinnati? Well apparently he has a large enough house to meet in.

    And yes apparently his lawyers did a lousy job defending him, which I am happy about. I am sure the Apostle Paul will be mention.

    I wonder if Audrey will also be in trouble as she kept his books? Maybe they just wanted to get the big fish.
    I am sad for the brethren.

  • PKG Members: Will you continue to support this man? Are you going to continue sacrificing yourselves and your families to pay his tax bill with penalties? Are you going to send him goodies in prison?

    Or will you do the right thing (and what the Bible commands, as in “from such turn away”) and just plain leave?

    Let me quote the whole Scripture to you so you can see plainly it applies to your false prophet convicted felon cult leader:

    2 Timothy 3:1 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.
    :2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
    :3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,
    :4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;
    :5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.

    Now would be a very good time to begin obeying Scripture.

  • Kirrily XPKG says:

    Janet, the 2 people I know in PKG both quit their jobs and are in lots of debt. I imagine those who wanted to PROVE their belief by their actions in giving everything they could, are now in dire straits.

    Hopefully the majority erred on the side of caution and kept money for themselves. Sadly however, I believe this group would be in the minority.

  • Jocko says:

    How do you like that. God’s most powerful prophet of all time taken down by the very government he prophesied would no longer exist by the year 2009.

  • gullible says:

    Janet says: “Well apparently he has a large enough house to meet in”

    I wonder if ron has ever allowed a group of members to visit his house to gather there? I suspect, this is not only a security issue for ron in case anyone goes rogue, but more importantly, he wouldn’t want anyone to suspect how he used their funds or give them the slightest idea of the lifestyle he lives. He knows human nature too much, even PKGers, to give that level of trust.

    I would advise the same, to PKGers and to do what ron does, and not what he says. You’ll be considered wise to do so.

    Remember … this is the man who says, when the tribulation (1st timeline in April 2008) comes, doesn’t want anyone to find him as he will be too busy. Too busy, running away, I’d say! You save yourself as I’m saving mine – and good luck as some of you will die! No, duh!

  • J says:

    So with bonds set at 300,000, does that mean he paid $30,000 in order to get house arrest rather than jail, or has he not yet paid $30,000 and his penalty until sentencing is house arrest?

  • jack635 says:

    I was about to go to bed when I decided to check your site for any update on Ron’s trial. I am very happy Mike. A guilty verdict is what he deserved. I am a little disappointed about the house arrest though. I wanted him to go straight to prison. Well, at least he is under house arrest. Nice jail he gets to live in for the next three and a half months. Hey there is that 3.5 number again.

    So this tells me he has been given three and a half months to get his affairs in order before going to prison for five years. I sure hope he does not get house arrest for his prison term. Sure, he does not pose any violent threat to the public, and the state would save money by not feeding him and housing him in his own home, but what about my pound of flesh? I want my pound of flesh. I want the PKG shut down.

    If he is going to flee the country, he better make sure he gets to the airport quickly after he cuts off his ankle bracelet. Federal Felon Ron. Has a good ring to it. God bless that jury.

  • Jocko says:

    Mike’s been awfully quiet tonight so I suspect he’s working on a new post with additional info.

    Thank you once again Mike for your endless labor in keeping us informed and helping so many people with your blog over the past 3.5 years.

    There goes that number again. Was wondering where you were Jack. I thought you might have been out in the wilderness again. If it ever stops raining I’ll be heading out into the wilderness myself.

    Congratulations’ are definitely in order to the southern district of Kentucky US attorneys office and much gratitude offered to the men and women of the jury who all played a part in bringing this now convicted felon to justice.

  • J says:

    But under cross examination by Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert McBride, Weinland began to appear ill at ease as he tried to explain why he deducted such expenses as a stay at The Venetian Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, tickets to the Blue Man Group, and shopping trips to Nordstrom.

    3 hours and 45 minutes of deliberation was about 3 hours 44 minutes too long.

    After McBride questioned the purchase of an expensive suit, Weinland volunteered that he was wearing the suit during that day’s trial. McBride looked shocked at Weinland’s acknowledgment.

    Weinland comically misses the point. Such arrogance.

    Doesn’t he know anything about trials? If the defendant is a gangster thug, his lawyers will groom him to look professional and presentable in an attempt to sway the jury. When you’re on trial for greed and excess, wearing an excessive suit is NOT the way to go.

    When McBride asked Weinland if he ever tried to educate himself on what would be legitimate write offs, the minister answered in one word: “No.”.

    That much is certain.

    At one point, Weinland fired back at McBride, and said: “I feel like you are twisting some things here.”

    Oh the irony.

  • randy terlecki says:

    yes ive been doing my happy dance all afternoon thank u so much mike all i can think about is ( MOVING ON) i know nothing will replace her husband but revenge sure is great now mybe they will get his wife.!!!!!!!!!! aaammmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmeeeeeen. i’ll be back

  • Janet says:

    Just saw it on the news again tonight. Ron in on HOME DETENTION untill sentencing. I guess that means he is not allowed to leave his home.

  • martin says:

    Wait, so he doesn’t have even religious exemption (ie going out for sabbath services)?

    Also why is the sentencing to be done after 3 1/2 months? Is that a normal time frame for these kinds of cases?

    I would think such a sentence could be decided in a couple of days.

  • Jocko says:

    “The verdict came a day after Weinland took the stand in his own defense”.
    I can’t believe Ron’s attorneys let him take the stand in his own defense. They had to know the prosecution would rip him apart on cross examination.

    “Weinland’s religious beliefs loomed throughout the trial”.
    What happened to the motions Ron’s original defense team flied to keep religion out of the trial? Did the high profile California attorney who was a late addition to the defense team suggest a change in strategy to include Ron’s religious beliefs and put him on the witness stand in his own defense?

  • jack635 says:

    I’m here Jocko. I just went to the fridge to pour myself a glass of celebratory wine. This is such good news, bed can wait. To all my fellow comrades in the fight against Con Artist Ronald Weinland, ……..CHEERS. And cheers to Dr. Mike, Professor of Weinlandology. His dedication has been given a small reward today in the form of a guilty verdict. I must say I was a little worried Ron might end up doing his whole sentence under house arrest, but I just remembered……………HE PLEADED NOT GUILTY. Judges usually don’t like not guilty pleas from those who are guilty. Pleading not guilty is practically contempt of court.

    “I feel like you are twisting some things here.” Ronald Weinland saying those words is priceless.

    Cheers everyone. Extra milk for you Corey.

  • jack635 says:

    I just refreshed the page and saw the verdict form. Thanks Mike.


    I said it out loud all five times. Sounds like victory.

  • Mike (DDTFA) says:

    “Mike’s been awfully quiet tonight so I suspect he’s working on a new post with additional info.”

    Actually, I was living my life, as Ron often chides me to do, attending my weekly group dance class. This month it’s the Viennese Waltz.

    But I have more material to sort through and likely will have more info tomorrow night.

  • jack635 says:

    “This month it’s the Viennese Waltz. ” Beautiful music. That’s a classsic. It must be like ballet to watch people dancing to it. While most of my friends detest classical music, I on the other hand, listen to classical in the morning during my workout.

  • Janet says:

    Mike how did you get that court document? I tried looking and could not find it. I bet the church paid a pretty penny to bring that lawyer in from California.

  • Mark says:


  • Janet says:

    We need to pray for the members that they will see and move on to better things. I can’t say this enough, “trust no man!” Place youur trust in God!

    Sad he felt entitled to expensive clothes, expensive hotels, expensive home, and yes a BMW, while many people who supported him dare to dream of such things. A minister should be a helper of peoples joy, a servant to them, not a user and a taker. He got his just reward that of being stripped of all those luxuries and on to prison. He finally got his karma. sometimes it takes awhile for God to act and intervene but He certianly did here for the good of His people. God is not mocked. I thank God for intervening and stopping this man.

  • Janet says:

    I guess todays date, 13 prove to be the perfect number after all.

  • jack635 says:

    You would think his members would wake up and realize their “prophet” is a con artist who was found guilty of tax evasion and is currently under house arrest with an ankle bracelet on his leg. Instead, it will be an attack from Satan, or the beast government of the USA. Too bad they don’t have eyes to see and ears to hear so they would turn away from Ron and be healed of their cash haemorrage.

  • Rambo says:

    This is unbelievable…guiltly on all 5 counts!! Under house arrest!! Wow.

  • Budgie smugglers says:

    Well, I must say, I have learned a lot, from reports into this case !, It seems that your laws in this matter, are very similar to those down here in Oz…..Ron probably requested to take the stand, thru the defence attorney, ( although unadviseable in this circumstance ) , in an effort to present a justification of his purpose in this matter, and of church direction ?

    His beliefs, were clearly not on trial, however, as he claimed to be acting in the interests of the people of his church, some actions thru belief, must be examined/ considered , by all partys, including the jury.

    In stating that he felt the prosecution were twisting things said here ? that is tantamount, to accusing the Government representative ( prosecution ), of deceiptive tactics.
    In legal circles, this is a big no-no. He was being asked to answer for himself, not make statements, or accusations !

    So now we wait for sentencing, cant help but wonder what words of comfort or wisdom and encouragement Willem of the Nederlands , will have for Ronald now ? ” think of all the money you’ll save, being grounded, Ron “, Maybe ? or, ” Its your own personal garden of Gethsemani Ron, and its only for two months , Hey, dont worry, cause on your calendar, THATS, only about two nights ” ? !!!! LoL

  • Budgie smugglers says:

    When I get home today , I’m gonna crack open a beer, ( VB ) and some cheese and grapes, to celebrate !

  • Atrocious says:

    Knowing how ron works, he was probably getting upset over the way his lawyers were defending him and decided he could do it better than they could. They, seeing his arrogance, let him. As abusive as ron is with his words, they (his lawyers) probably got tired of it real early on. This is just my own speculation and opinions, for the record.

  • Budgie smugglers says:

    I guess this means Ron wont be able to go to those Luau’s in Hawaii , so , being summer over there , I guess he and Laura will have to host them at home !
    Now I’m suddenly think’n of laura putting on a dinner party with music from Harry Belafont’e , like in ” Beetleguise “, ( ” Day-O ” ), and ( ” Jump in de line ” ), wonder if they can do the ” Calypso ” ? LoL

  • martin says:

    Will Ronald appreciate the humor in getting convicted on the 13th?

    Will Ronald appreciate the humor in getting sentenced in 3 1/2 months?

    Will Ronald appreciate the humor in getting put into the same financial predicament he put his followers in?

    As an aside, how much is Ronald Weinland worth? How much does he have in the bank? Are the back payments and fines gonna wipe him out? Or will his followers bail him out of this mess by throwing out what little money they have left to the wind?

  • Richard says:

    Exit questions for the defendant:

    1. What is the prophetic/Biblical significance of FIVE convictions?

    2. Blue Man Group??? Some Christians say the throne of God is blue, so the Ten Commandments tablets were blue — but not the people.

  • Weinlandtranscripted says:

    This is not to put a damper on anyones celebrations, but Weinland maybe going back and reading Revelation 11:7-10

    “7 Now when they have finished their testimony, the beast that comes up from the Abyss will attack them, and overpower and kill them. 8 Their bodies will lie in the public square of the great city —which is figuratively called Sodom and Egypt—where also their Lord was crucified. 9 For three and a half days some from every people, tribe, language and nation will gaze on their bodies and refuse them burial. 10 The inhabitants of the earth will gloat over them and will celebrate by sending each other gifts, because these two prophets had tormented those who live on the earth.”

    Are we celebrating and sending gifts, yet? HA.Ha

  • martin says:

    “For three and a half days some from every people, tribe, language and nation will gaze on their bodies and refuse them burial.”

    Ronald Weinland said this already happened.

    So unless he retracts it, it doesn’t count.

    I suspect he will completely forget what he said, and claim the current situation is a fulfillment of Rev. 11:7-10

    He forgets things a lot. Like forgetting to pay his taxes. Or forgetting something he said earlier in a sermon, and contradicting it with something completely different later on in the same sermon, sometime 5 minutes apart.


    The Two Witnesses sure bungled their job duties.

  • Budgie smugglers says:

    Weinlandtranscriped, Weinland’s did’nt do their witnessing jobs in the streets of Jerusalem, dressed in sackcloth, nothing he wrote, or prophesyied came to anything, only the usual cycles of finance and weather, ( he claimed was his foresight ), and they lived it up in hotels and travel, and lied to everyone and cursed other faiths ?, Witnessed what ? I’m pleased at his seeming demise, YES , pleased, Its always good when someone gets asked to account for their irresponsibility, especially when they are in a position to ruin others lives, with aggression, deceipt, and theft.

    Witness ? Witness to what ? Fantasy ? ……… anyone can claim they have power, or knowledge, but when their demonstrated abilities prove otherwise ? What then ?
    Beleiving in Ron, would be like believing a monkey could drive you to the airport .

  • xHWA says:

    “Sick, sick, sick.”
    “Guilty, guilty, guilty”

    I can’t help but think Ron’s little trial pales in comparison to HWA’s receivership. In every way he’s a shadow of his idol. He’s a failure and a joke. And Armstrong was half gone from dementia.

  • ranger says:

    its a good thing that the good ole USA has ceased to exist and that everything written in his two books have come true ..otherwise he would be in big trouble

  • Helen says:

    Big Party at my house for all of you. Please RSVP, Kirrily bring your precious baby too. After all if u would have stayed with PKG you wouldn’t have your bundle of Joy…. we will celebrate that too…!!

  • whatmeworry says:

    I am worried. however, that he will not get ENOUGH time in jail. When you see how over crowded the prison system is, many convicted felons only get a fraction of their time in jail. I would consider it a slap in all of our faces if he walked out after only a few months. Sure, he’ll probably get jail time, but may become smug that they didn’t give him years that he deserves. He needs enough time in the slammer to get humbled a bit, if that is possible.

  • chacha says:


    Well…now he gets to spend some quality time in that quality home that he has. After all…Mr Armstrong DID preach “quality”!

    Ah, the irony of it all.

  • midget58 says:

    Amen!!!!! Thank you God!