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.