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Houston ‘Bishop’ Sentenced 3 Years For Marrying 10 Women

A traveling self-proclaimed “bishop” has been sentenced to three years in prison for bigamy just two months after receiving probation for the same offense.

A traveling self-proclaimed “bishop” has been sentenced to three years in prison for bigamy just two months after receiving probation for the same offense.

Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg issued the sentencing at a hearing on March 11.

“At the heart of this repeat offender’s schemes was a plan to defraud women and take advantage of them for financial gain,” Ogg stated.

“This man used the church to camouflage his scams and hide from any accountability or responsibility.”

Coleman is described by his victims as a “con man” who married them for room, board, and money, Assistant District Attorney Vanessa Goussen said. She offered advice to women who want to avoid being victims of such crimes.

“Run a background check, if possible, or try searching their name on the internet, look at their social media, and ask a lot of questions,” Goussen said.

“Unfortunately, many con artists hide behind important sounding titles, and it is easier than you think to get swept off your feet.”

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Source: Black Enterprise

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