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Posted: Wednesday, July 30, 2008 2:05 pm | Updated: 8:49 pm, Fri Oct 7, 2011.

The Arizona attorney general's office says a jury in Maricopa County has ordered a man who ran a prostitution business to forfeit nearly $2 million in ill-gotten gains.

The jury found 52-year-old John A. LaVoie of Tucson guilty of 22 civil counts of racketeering. The attorney general's office says he was ordered to forfeit $850,000 he earned from the prostitution business, $81,000 in cash police seized during a raid and give up an office building worth up to $1 million.

LaVoie claimed he was a minister of the Church of Liberty, a church he founded. He ran a massage and prostitution business in his Tucson building called Angel's Heaven.

LaVoie claimed Angel's Heaven was part of his church, and clients only gave donations.

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