Audra Can Take it to the Banks (And From Them)

The direct examination of Audra Little in the criminal trial of False Prophet Ronald Weinland continued with a discussion of church operations.

Audra was asked about the legal structure of the church.  She was asked to read excerpts from the Certificate of Incorporation of the Church of God – PKG, Inc.  Here is the exchange:

Q: Would you read that for us, please?
A: “The corporation may have members, but not shareholders, and shall be governed by a board of directors who shall be selected in the manner provided by the bylaws. Prior to the first meeting of the members, the following persons will serve as directors of the corporation.”
Q: And whose name is underneath there?
A: Ronald Weinland.
On further questioning, Audra stated “I don’t believe that we have a board of directors.”

Steve Dalrymple and Greg Chipps were issued 1099s instead of W-2s, which meant they had to pay the full self-employment tax. Jeremy was also issued a 1099 supposedly for some work he did in 2008. Steve Dalrymple was in charge of book distribution following the 2007 Total Resolve Feast of Tabernacles but since has been cut loose to find other employment. There were a series of checks in the amount of $1910 which may have been paychecks.

Greg handles programming for the church, maintaining the Elder’s Management Console (EMC) which is a website for communicating privately with church elders. Also a website for feast registration. Greg puts charges for the church websites on his credit cards and then gets reimbursed by the church. Greg’s wife divorced him in 2008 after he left gainful employment to work for Ron for much less money.

Jeremy does some simple website work, which is updating the church website as Ron generates more sermons repeating the same nonsense mixed in with new signs and lying wonders. I think that all in all Jeremy gets more money than Greg for much less work.

Other elders are reimbursed for direct expenses relating to the church, such as rental of hotel conferences for local church gathering or church related travel.

The only W-2 employees of the church are Audra and Ron. When Audra started in 2007, she got $1000/month for spending money. In 2008 her salary increased to $32,000. Ron’s salary was a bit higher, during discussion of checks written from church bank accounts $5900 amounts were mentioned which I believe were monthly salary checks back in 2007. In 2008, similar transactions in the amount of $8750 were from church accounts written to Ron or Laura.

The examination then discussed the numerous church bank accounts and the Weinland’s numerous bank accounts and credit cards. The church has problems getting credit cards with a high enough limit to suit Ron. So they charge everything on their personal cards. Which are paid off by transferring the money to pay the monthly statement from a church account to a personal account.

Some of the bank statements were presented to the jury. Some accounts were in the name of Church of God – PKG and others for simply Church of God. For the last month of 2008, a couple of wire transfers from outside the country were mentioned: one for $50,000 and another for an amount not mentioned. Audra did not know what these were for. There are overseas bank accounts in Australia, Canada, and the UK for collecting of tithes from overseas members and then the funds are wire transferred to one of the church’s US accounts.

There was also an account in the name of “The-End.Com”, to which the copyright for Ron’s book is registered. For some reason the publisher, BookMasters, Inc. wrote a check to “The-End.com”. Maybe a royalty check?

These may be multiple corporations. I have previously determined the church tax ID as EIN 341799827, there was testimony of an account with an EIN ending in 0581.

Then another interesting aside about a check that Audra wrote:
Q. Do you remember why you wrote that?
A. Because I was told to.
Q. Okay. Who would have told you to?
A. My mom.
Q. You don’t know why you wrote that check?
A. No. She tells me what to do.
Q. Is she kind of your boss?
A. Yes.
Q. My mother tells me what to do too.

Part of Audra’s testimony concerned checks written from Weinland’s personal accounts for utility bills. Not only were Ron and Laura’s utility bills paid from their personal account, but so were Audra’s mortgage, utility, homeowner’s association, and Internet bills. This on top of her salary.

There were a number of large checks, multiple thousands of dollars written back and forth between church and personal accounts. Ten different church bank accounts and seven different personal accounts were discussed. At times Audra would transfer funds in even dollar amounts such as $15,000, $25,000, or $40,000 from a church account to a personal account. This funds would then be used to pay down the credit card balance in the middle of a statement period (extra payment) so that Ron and Laura would have credit remaining on their card.

The majority of the credit card charges were for Google advertising — but not all. This will be discussed in my next posting on Audra’s testimony.

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23 Comments

  • J says:

    Why on earth aren’t the other Weinlands charged as well? At the very least, the legal entity COG-PKG should be considered a fraudulent non-profit organization, and be forced to pay taxes. The prosecution should have no problem proving that COG-PKG is just a funnel for one family’s profit.

  • Helen says:

    Mike. Wow!! All this came out in court. Not understanding the delay. J said it right Fraudulent non-profit organization. Funnel for one family is right on. The whole family. And I don’t mean the PKG family.. Great reporting Mike. I can’t wait for the next page.. I just can’t believe anybody in PKG can still believe in this Con.. It is amazing. And yet it happens all the time..
    This is really good read Mike!!
    I honestly had no idea this con job went so deep… If he doesn’t get a lot of time on all these charges, I just won’t know what to think.
    After reading all of this that has been posted for awhile, well, all I can say to my cuz is I don’t think his mom will ever leave. since she is going to see him off to jail…whoa!!!

  • Avalokiteshvara says:

    “The corporation may have members, but not shareholders, and shall be governed by a board of directors who shall be selected in the manner provided by the bylaws. Prior to the first meeting of the members, the following persons will serve as directors of the corporation.”

    How many years after incorporation and STILL no board of directors – PLURAL?

    And people still follow this guy? No wonder reason doesn’t work on these people…they lack even a quantum, sub-atomic amount of wisdom!! LOL!

  • Atrocious says:

    So, am I right in thinking from the quote above that the corporation HAS to have a board of directors to be a corporation? And since there is no board of directors, does that make them fraudulent, that could result in another charge in another court? There is one thing, though. At least Audra told the truth.

  • Atrocious says:

    Maybe RW will be told to fold.

  • Mike (DDTFA) says:

    “Mike. Wow!! All this came out in court. Not understanding the delay.”

    Which delay are you referring to, Helen?

  • Whisper01 says:

    Bottom feeders shall remain bottom feeders. I would suspect that the Weinlands have no sympathy for those they fleece, they don’t see the world that way. They see it as COG strongmen prescribed it, God picks a person and that person does almost ANYTHING they want to do and the sheep pay the price. It’s that simple. There are leaders, wRONg, and their are followers. Each knows his place. One is priviledged and one is a worker for the priviledged. That is the way the way the world is run, all at the behest of God. No other explanation or need to investigate this way of running things, it’s so very obvious is it not?
    Ergo wRONg needs to be sent away. Not to convert him or make him feel remorse for harming his brothers & sisters, no wRONg needs to be sent away so he is FORCED to stop harming his brothers and sisters for a time. Like the felon he is, he needs to go away not to help him, but to stop him. The punishment is ireleveant, the only part of a prison term that can actually HELP anyone is to take wRONg away and FORCE him to stop his activities for a time.
    Again, a bottom feeder is a bottom feeder. Whatcha-gonna-do?

  • Avalokiteshvara says:

    Helen is probably referring to the sentencing date being moved to November…which is the what…ninth?

    I am eagerly waiting to see what Weinfraud is gonna get…

  • Avalokiteshvara says:

    Oops! The 14th! I mixed it up with the 9th, which is when old “Zerubabbel Blue Tassels” says the world is ending and Jesus is returning, for sure absolutely no question, ‘not like before when Jesus didn’t return as I prophesied’!

    In his latest video he decries some guy who called him dogmatic because Z commands everyone to wear blue tassels on their garments!!

    *watch out for the volume. Z uses too much gain on his mic, so his videos are ultra loud and might blast out of your laptop speakers*

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7uHhOtRXSk&list=UUzWn9vncydZe6m6r6N3uvJg&index=1&feature=plcp

  • Helen says:

    Hi Mike. I mean when the court kept granting Ron’s lawyers wishes of delaying Ron’s sentencing? How many times? can’t remember, but it seems like forever. I guess I didn’t understand why they were granted for Ron.. It was Ron’s Lawyers who ask for more time wasn’t it Mike??

  • Mike (DDTFA) says:

    Actually the further delays in sentencing were not due to motions by Ron’s lawyers.

    The first one was to allow the US Probation Office more time to produce the sentencing report.

    The second one was initiated by the judge to allow more time to sort through objections by both parties to the report.

  • Helen says:

    Sorry Mike you are right. I must be thinking of the delays before his trial. So thank you for clearing that up for me. It seems like it has been going on forever to get his butt in jail. Short term memory loss!!!
    WARNING: Do not drink soda from a can. Causes dementia..

  • Helen says:

    Let us all be on Mike’s blog on the 14th and wait patiently for the news of Ron’s demise.. We will all celebrate on this family blog and raise our glasses and just say “Finally!!” The day has come. The EVIL one will get what is due to him.
    (if there isn’t another delay).
    I know people have come by on the blog and think we have been mean about Ron.. Well not so people.. I have no sympathy for Evil, which Ron and Laura are.. and they still dont think they did anything wrong. That is whats so pathetic… I am so THANKFUL for all the work the gov. has put in to finally bring this man down. And for the jury to see through his lies.
    It is truly a blessing to me when people like Ron are brought to justice. All I can say is I am so glad the Gov. didn’t give up.. they were awesome…
    And Mike for all your postings.

    See Avalo, in my world real bad awful non=caring people like Ron and laura are EVIL. The worst, along with others.
    More than not, Christians may say Satan made him do it. This is where I differ big time with those Christians. I say, we all have a brain, choices to make. Ron and Laura and others like them make those choices. No one makes them do anything. Ron and Laura want to… So I don’t buy the theory, “let us blame Satan”… All the blame is with in themselves. They are the only ones to blame.. I will guess you agree with me on this Avalo. Yes?

  • Avalokiteshvara says:

    yes, I do indeed agree….considering Satan doesn’t exist. As I explained to you before, Satan is a construct of Lucifer and the Hebrew concept of ha-Satan: “one who opposes.” So blaming a construct is the same as blaming Tuesday for not being sunny enough!

  • Rterlecki says:

    I couldn’t have said it better cuz thanks

  • Avalokiteshvara says:

    But I certainly will be around to join you both in mocking and celebrating Ronald Weinland’s latest “adventure”.

    The PKG freely choose to chain themselves to a scumbag who openly/unapologetically leeches their money and salvation…can’t wait to see what new excuse they will make for their false prophet…

  • Avalokiteshvara says:

    …and let’s not forget how “powerful” Ron is with all his fake powers from his unBiblical, scripturally preposterous , imaginary God that he hears in his head…the one who gave him authority and power to curse us to die…

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Womp0P353Ns&feature=related

    Ronald Weinland is an infection that poisons the soul of the idiot…

  • Rterlecki says:

    Amen Ava.

  • I know someone who named their cat, “Lucy Fur”.

    Poor choice, if you ask me.

  • Velvet says:

    “I say, we all have a brain, choices to make.”

    Funny, that’s actually what the Church used to teach. It’s only professing Christians who spew unbiblical nonsense about “heaven” and “hell” and how only a few people will ever be saved, instead preaching the true prophecy of the whole world eventually being offered the CHOICE of salvation……

  • Velvet says:

    instead OF preaching I mean

  • Velvet says:

    “Then another interesting aside about a check that Audra wrote:
    Q. Do you remember why you wrote that?
    A. Because I was told to.
    Q. Okay. Who would have told you to?
    A. My mom.
    Q. You don’t know why you wrote that check?
    A. No. She tells me what to do.
    Q. Is she kind of your boss?
    A. Yes.
    Q. My mother tells me what to do too.”

    And yet PKGers are somehow supposed believe that she has the authority to ANOINT them? You guys better stock up on the TheraFlu; the problem with her gender notwithstanding, this kid doesn’t have the authority to anoint a salad.

  • Budgie Smugglers says:

    I find it impossible to believe, that a person ( Audra ) working as a receiptionist, front office, check writer, and general enquiries attendant, & banker, would not know what a check was written for , who etc; ? it would have to be recorded somewhere ? for later reference, further enquirie etc;, she was lying to the court, and should have been warned of committing perjury.
    Maybe she should go and work in a salad bar, Velvet ?, where they could show her which salads, to put the mayo on ? And she would’nt need to go to court, if’n she messed up ? 😀