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ExGay Leader a Convicted Felon

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A national leader in the "ex-gay," "reparative therapy" movement is a convicted felon who served a federal prison sentence in the 1980s for mail fraud.

According to an investigation by SouthFloridaGayNews.com and the anti-conversion therapy organization Truth Wins Out, Arthur Abba Goldberg, the c-founder of Jews Offering New Alternatives to Homosexuality (JONAH), masterminded bond and investment schemes for a Wall Street firm totaling $11 million. Goldberg pleaded guilty "to numerous felonies in multiple jurisdictions" in 1989 and served an 18-month prison sentence as part of a plea bargain.

"We have long considered Arthur Goldberg a con artist, but our investigation shows he is also an ex-con," Truth Wins Out executive director Wayne Besen said. "His diabolical past mirrors his dishonest present-day work with JONAH. Whether it was shady deals on Wall Street or shading the truth on gay issues, Goldberg is someone who lacks credibility and can't be trusted."

Read the full article here.

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