For his hundreds of victims who lost their life savings, justice does not bring back the tens of millions of dollars that Ephren Taylor took from them in his prolific affinity fraud Ponzi scheme that targeted mainly African-American Christians. The son of a preacher utilized his religious upbringing and training to con hundreds of the faithful by using their own religion to swindle them. Since July of 2011, I have worked with hundreds of victims, law enforcement, the Secret Service, the FBI, the SEC, the Department of Justice, the IRS and state and local law enforcement to bring Taylor to justice. The fine men and women in these agencies deserve the deepest gratitude of Taylor's victims for their tireless efforts on behalf of his victims. It has been my privilege to be a part of this. It has also been a blessing to get to know and become close friends with many of his victims. These are wonderful Christian people whose lives were devastated by Taylor's evil deeds.
And now my dear friends, God has answered our prayers. This chapter of our lives closes but there is still much work to be done. There are thousands of Ephren Taylor wannabees all over the country who are bilking innocent victims right now.
But as we press on after those who facilitated Ephren's crimes, let us not forget our mantra:
"DO NOT BE OVERCOME BY EVIL, BUT OVERCOME EVIL WITH GOOD." ROMANS 12:21. AND THE PEOPLE SAID, "AMEN!"
God Bless You All! Cathy