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Gospel Singer Michael Winans Jr Sentenced To 13 Years In Prison
DETROIT — A judge sentenced a member of gospel music’s Winans family to nearly 14 years in prison Wednesday for an $8 million financial scam that was promoted in church pulpits.
Two of Michael Winans Jr.’s victims spoke in federal court, telling a judge that the scheme to sell Saudi Arabian oil bonds robbed some people of their life savings, caused divorces and fractured many...Read Full Story
*A judge sentenced a member of gospel music’s Winans family to nearly 14 years in prison Wednesday for an $8 million financial scam that was promoted in church pulpits, reports the Associated Press.Two of Michael Winans Jr.’s victims spoke in federal court, telling a judge that the scheme to sell Saudi Arabian oil bonds robbed some people of their life savings, caused divorces and fractured many families.“I want to apologize to everyone. … These were decisions that were negligent and...Read Full Story
The patriarch of the famous Winans gospel family, David 'Pop' Winans passed away today in Nashville, Tennessee.Pop Winans is the father of gospel superstars The Winans, Marvin Winans, BeBe Winans, CeCe Winans. Our prayers go out to the family in the time of theie bereavement:"David 'Pop' Winans Sr., died today in Nashville with his wife at his side. Funeral details have not been released. Read more about what is known at Tennessean.comWinans suffered from numerous heart ailments as reported...Read Full Story
Mourners celebrated the life of gospel music family patriarch David "Pop" Winans Sr. at services in his native Detroit.Services for Winans were held Tuesday and Wednesday at Perfecting Church, where his son, Marvin, is senior pastor.The Rev. Jesse Jackson attended Wednesday's service, where family members told stories about Winans and his life.Winans was a Grammy-nominated gospel singer married to Delores "Mom" Winans and father to BeBe and CeCe Winans, known for their hits "Addictive Love...Read Full Story
April 10, 2009
David “Pop” Winans Sr., the Grammy-nominated patriarch of the award-winning gospel music family, died Wednesday. He was 76.
A statement from a Los Angeles public relations company representing the family said he died at a Nashville hospice, where he had been since January after suffering a heart attack and stroke last October.
In 1999, Winans was nominated for a Grammy for his solo CD “Uncensored.” He and his wife Delores, known as Mom Winans, were...Read Full Story
David 'Pop' Winans was the father of several well-known gospel artists, including Rev. Marvn Winans, BeBe and CeCe Winans.