Whitfield and Hall were members of the executive board of the Greater Ministries International Church. Petitioner Hall was the president, pastor, and an elder. And petitioner Whitfield was the treasurer, financial advisor, and also an elder. These petitioners were convicted of federal conspiracy and fraud charges including mail fraud, wire fraud, transportation of property taken by fraud, and conspiracy to commit money laundering.1
The Greater Ministries leaders created a program called the "Double Your Money
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order to prove that this is, in fact, a money laundering conspiracy, the government must provide enough evidence that this was an overt act. Therefore, the Supreme Court has accepted to review each case to resolve the five-three circuit court split.3
3 Medill School of Journalism - On the Docket: Whitefield, David v. U.S. / Hall, Haywood v. U.S.