St. Helena Money Laundering

A St. Helena Parish preacher, his daughter and one more man have faced charges for being part of a scheme to defraud a telecommunications company of more than 1 million USD through shell companies. Since February 2005, the Rev. Andrew James, 51, his daughter Fiona D. James, 27 and Derald Spears, 36, have been facing charges of fraud, money laundering and conspiracy to commit money laundering.

On June 13, 2006, a hearing on money-laundering charges against a St. Helena Parish preacher and his daughter was delayed because of the illness of a lead state investigator who put the case together. Attorneys for the Jameses and Spears agreed to the delay.

Another hearing will be carried on September 21. The trial date has not been set yet.

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