$1M bond set for Aurora minister

May 20, 2010 3:13:50 PM PDT
A minister in Aurora accused of scamming $470,000 from three men said he's sorry.

Pastor Howard Richmond asked a DuPage County judge to forgive him Thursday morning.

Despite that request, the judge set his bail at $1 million.

Richmond heads Life Ministries, a storefront church in Aurora. Authorities say he scammed his victims out of money by convincing them to help fund the building of a new church.

It's not clear what Richmond did with the money.