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Gary Gauthier is an American Christian radio talk show host who had a program called It’s God’s Money in Florida until he was arrested in January 2014 on charges of running a Ponzi scheme that allegedly stole $6 million from at least 38 victims, most of them elderly.[1][2][3][4][5] His show was featured on WGUL and FaithTalk WTBN in Florida until his arrest.[1] Gathier was sued by investors previously in 2010.[6] David George Dreslin of Seminole, Florida was arrested in connection with the case.[5]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 CAROL KURUVILLA, January 31, 2014, New York Daily News, Former Christian radio host arrested for $6 million Ponzi scheme: Gary Gauthier hosted a Tampa radio show called ‘It’s God’s Money.’ Prosecutors say Gauthier used the Christian show to dupe senior citizens in Florida’s Pasco, Pinellas, and Hillsborough counties into giving up their life savings. Gauthier and his alleged partner David Dreslin face numerous charges., Accessed July 21, 2014, "...Gary Gauthier has been arrested for milking 38 elderly Florida residents out of a total of $6 million...."
  2. DAN MCCUE, December 15, 2010, Courthouse News, 'It's God's Money'? Well, it is Now, Accessed July 21, 2014, "...The host of the Christian radio show "It's God's Money" drained a couple's Individual Retirement Accounts, plus another $75,000, ...all their investments have become virtually worthless, ..."
  3. Peter Bernard, Jan 27, 2014, WFLA.com, Ponzi scheme takes all of Clearwater woman's money, Accessed July 21, 2014, "... since 2005, and until last summer, the pair ran a classic Ponzi scheme, using new investors to pay off old, and themselves ... victims are over the age of 60...."
  4. Jon Swaine, 17 Dec 2010, The Telegraph (UK), Christian radio talk show host 'duped couple into giving away pensions': The host of a consumer advice show on a Christian radio station duped a couple in Florida to empty their pensions and pour almost $150,000 (£96,000) into a bogus property scheme, they allege, Accessed July 21, 2014, "...'They invested into property,' he said yesterday. 'The world property market fell. ...'
  5. 5.0 5.1 Stephen Thompson, January 30, 2014, St. Petersburg Tribune, Former Christian radio host charged in Ponzi scheme, Accessed July 21, 2014, "...charged with one count of racketeering, one count of conspiring to engage in a pattern of racketeering activity, two counts of organized fraud, six counts of the sale of an unregistered security, six counts of the sale of a security by an unregistered dealer and two counts of security fraud...."
  6. February 15, 2010 , Tampa Bay Times, Robert Trigaux, Tampa Bay lawsuits reinforce virtue of keeping faith and investments separate, Accessed July 21, 2014, "...Never pay where you pray...."

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