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Nova Scotia class action against charity Gospel for Asia alleges $100M fraud

Feb 28, 2020

By Angela MacIvor

After a three-year legal battle south of the border that ignited a major controversy in evangelical circles, the charity Gospel for Asia has now become the focus of a class-action lawsuit filed in Canada.

Plaintiff Greg Zentner of Woodburn, N.S., alleges the charity “defrauded or made negligent misstatements” to him and other donors. The statement of claim also said the “defendants civilly conspired to misrepresent the nature of donations collected.”

In other words, Zentner alleges the money raised didn’t go where it was supposed to. He is seeking damages for the “misuse of donor funds in excess of $100 million.”

The statement of claim was filed in Nova Scotia Supreme Court on Tuesday. Gospel for Asia (GFA) settled a class-action lawsuit in the U.S. with similar allegations last year for $37 million.

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