Televangelist Todd Coontz Loses Appeal in Tax Evasion Case
Televangelist Todd Coontz, a prosperity preacher and protégé of Mike Murdock, is one step closer to beginning a five-year prison sentence.
After a year of waiting for a new verdict, on Friday, April 17th a panel of judges upheld Coontz’s conviction for tax evasion.
According to WSOC-TV, “Coontz has to wait for the Board of Prisons to tell him when to report to prison.”
Coontz is required to pay $755,669 in restitution. Coontz has less than 90 days to file an appeal with the United States Supreme Court. However, such an appeal doesn’t stand a chance at being accepted.
During the appeal process Coontz continued fundraising while maintaining his residence in a luxury high-rise.
Trinity Foundation has requested the IRS revoke the tax-exempt status of Coontz’s organization RockWealth International Ministries.