The Arizona Corporation Commission has voted to sanction a Chandler couple and another city resident for their alleged involvement in a bogus church-based scheme that cost investors millions of dollars.

Edward and Maureen Purvis, Gregg Wolfe and their Scottsdale-based company — Nakami Chi Group Ministries International — were ordered to pay $11 million in restitution Wednesday and an additional $250,000 in administrative penalties.

The commission made its decision — a civil action — more than two years after it began investigating the trio in a scam that it said swindled more than 80 investors throughout 12 states.


It’s nice to see some of the D-Bags get their comeuppance now and then.