AME Church pension scandal: Chicago leaders hope for a solution

“One problem is that it’s going to take time,” warns Stein. “Specifically, this trial is going to take a long time to come to fruition. And one thing about elderly people living on pensions is that there’s not a really satisfactory answer to say, ‘We think there’s a lot of this. There is a good chance that after two to three years of litigation, we will be able to get some of your money back.’ That in itself is a real problem for someone living on a fixed income. Even if it does materialize and for sure, no one knows (if) these lawsuits are going to be successful or No. “

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