Friday, July 22, 2005

Brother Toby pleads guilty

Salvadoran evangelical preacher Edgar Lopez Bertrand, known as "Brother Toby" has pled guilty to passport fraud in a federal court in Houston on Thursday. Brother Toby leads the Baptist Biblical Tabernacle Friends of Israel, which has 80,000 members in El Salvador, and is perhaps the highest profile evangelical in the country.

Brother Toby was arrested for falsely stating that a girl was his daughter on a US passport application. Press reports state that prosecutors will recommend a sentence of time served at the sentencing hearing on August 11. Brother Toby will have spent 3 months in custody by that date.

The website of the Baptist Biblical Tabernacle Friends of Israel mentions Thursday's hearing, but not the guilty plea.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

my names toby too





;)

Anonymous said...

my name is tobias, but poeple call me toby!