Posted: Wednesday February 27, 2013 @ 6:55 p.m PST
Prosecutors say Winans sold fake Saudi Arabian oil bonds to more than 1,000 investors in 2007 and 2008. He promised 100 percent returns in two months, then used the money for his personal expenses or to pay off earlier investors. About 600 people are still owed $5 million.
Detroit pastor and gospel singer Marvin Winans, who delivered the eulogy at pop star Whitney Houston’s funeral this year, was robbed and carjacked at a gas station in his home city Wednesday afternoon, CNN affiliates WXYZ and WDIV report.
Winans, pastor at Perfecting Church on Detroit’s east side, had just walked out of the Detroit station’s convenience store and was about to pump gas into his SUV when four men exited the store and attacked him, he told WXYZ.
The attackers kicked him and took his wallet and his purple 2012 Infiniti QX56 SUV, he said. Winans suffered cuts and bruises to his face, hands and arms, and his pants were torn, WDIV reported.
“This kind of nonsense just has to stop … it’s just the savageness of what’s happening in the streets. We just have to take a look at ourselves and say this has to stop,” he told WXYZ.
Detroit police are investigating, WXYZ reported.
Winans delivered Houston’s eulogy at her February funeral in New Jersey. He also officiated at Houston’s 1992 marriage to R&B singer Bobby Brown.
According to WXYZ, DETROIT (WXYZ) – Pastor Marvin Winans’ talks to 7 Action News about being carjacked Wednesday in Detroit. His SUV remains missing and so do the men who punched, kicked and robbed the famous gospel singer. The pastor known for the eulogy he gave at Whitney Houston’s funeral was carjacked at a Detroit gas station.