Members of black churches targeted in fraud scheme

December 16, 2010 (CHICAGO)

Roy Fluker Junior did not show up in court Thursday for sentencing.

Prosecutors say he headed "more than enough" an investment program that promised 25-percent returns. Nearly 3,000 people participated.

Officials say Fluker told prospective investors that African-American money should stay in the African-American community.

Prosecutors say the program was a pyramid scheme that cheated investors out of nearly $10 million.

Fluker's adult children were also convicted in the scheme. His daughter Ronnanita Fluker was sentenced to eight years in prison.

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