Angel Food Ministries scandal update: Joe Wingo has done this before

by Caleb Reading

Here’s an update to this story from yesterday, via waltontribune:

Joe Wingo has never tried to hide the fact he has spent time in prison.

Actually, just the opposite is true.

Wingo, the CEO and founder of Angel Food Ministries, often uses his past transgression in the personal testimony he gives church groups and individuals employed with the ministry who have a history of their own.

“God can change your life if you will let Him,” Wingo said. “I’m living proof.”

[…] In 1989, Wingo pled guilty to violating the Hobbs Act, a federal law that prohibits actual or attempted robbery or extortion affecting interstate or foreign commerce.

Part of the activity prohibited under the act focuses on government officials who use their public office for personal gain, which is what Wingo was convicted of when he received a $17,500 payment from a Gwinnett neurosurgeon while still an authority member, a volunteer position.

Same corruption, different sector.