Pastor Glasgow illegally took nearly a half million from charities and cheated to receive disability: DOJ

He is accused of telling the IRS that he had no reportable income and claimed he was unable to work but then said he worked 110 hour a week
Updated: Nov. 11, 2022 at 7:00 AM CST
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DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) - Dothan pastor Kenneth Glasgow failed to report nearly a half million dollars he took from non-profits that he founded and lied to draw disability benefits, according to Department of Justice allegations.

Per a federal information filed this week, he collected $407,450 from The Ordinary People’s Society, a Christian based outreach, and Prodigal Child Project in 2018 but told the IRS that he had no income that should be reported.

He allegedly collected Social Security disability benefits, claiming he was unable to work but on other official documents, he said he worked 110 hours a week for his non-profits without compensation.

To collect disability payments, Glasgow told the Social Security Administration that he struggled with mobility, dressing himself, and preparing meals. But he failed to answer questions about his ability to handle money, per DOJ.

He also allegedly used his non-profits to rent automobiles, though he had claimed others drove him around.

Records, per DOJ, revealed that Glasgow received citations related to approximately 27 traffic stops between February 2015 and August 2020.

He is accused of tax evasion and mail fraud and the information could indicate a possible plea deal that would be coupled with drug distribution charges that he already faces.

“The defense team has been aware that the government was going to file new charges against Pastor Glasgow and we are in negotiations with the government to get a resolution to all charges that have been brought against the reverend,” said Dothan attorney Derek Yarbrough.

A former inmate, Glasgow is nationally recognized for promoting felon voting rights.

In 2018, he was charged with Capital Murder, but a Houston County grand jury refused to indict him due to a lack of evidence.

Glasgow is the half-brother of civil rights leader Al Sharpton.

This story has been updated to reflect Mr. Yarbrough’s comments.

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