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Atlanta and Macon Chapters of National Action Network Hold Rally and Press Conference in Support for Appeal and Ultimate Exoneration of Pastor Onslow Ross

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 Atlanta and Macon Chapters of National Action Network Hold Rally and Press Conference in
             Support for Appeal and Ultimate Exoneration of Pastor Onslow Ross


Macon, GA - Pastor Onslow Ross, Founder of Reaching Souls Cathedral of Praise located in Macon,
Georgia, is serving his third year on a ten year sentence. Ross was convicted in Macon, GA on
several counts of bank fraud and money laundering based from alleged misuse of money releases
from the church’s insurance company. Unfortunately, due to mortgage and insurance experts not
called to testify on behalf of the defense, a past that Ross thought he had left behind for greater work
and what he feels was civil injustice against him as an African-American man, he was convicted of a
crime that he not only affirms he is not guilty of, but his congregation unanimously supports his
innocence as well.

Ross filed an appeal in 2008, which was denied without a published opinion. As a matter of public
record, his first defense attorney admits to not providing a proper defense on his behalf, and he is now
represented by appeals Attorney Marcia Shein of Decatur, GA.

Assisting as spokesperson during Ross' incarceration is Attorney Bradford Cohen, most recognized
from season three of Donald Trump's "The Apprentice". Cohen has written a series of short papers on
the racial disparities in white collar crimes as it relates to the convictions of Caucasians versus
African-Americans. Among Cohen's findings, he cites the case of Mark Drier and Pastor Rodney
McGill. Both were sentenced to 20-year sentences when most Caucasians were given 3-6 years for
equivalent crimes.

WHAT:          Rally and Press Conference in Support for appeal and ultimate exoneration of Pastor
               Onslow Ross.

WHEN           Rally, Sunday, August 7, 2011
               7:00pm

               Press Conference, Monday, August 8, 2011
               3:00pm
WHERE:   Rally
         Reaching Souls Cathedral of Praise Apostolic Church
         5555 Bethesda Ave.
         Macon, GA 31206

         Press Conference
         Federal Courthouse
         Macon, GA



WHO:     -Confirmed & Invited Speakers:
         Rev. Dr. W. Franklyn Richardson, Chairman – National Action Network
         -Marcia G. Shein, Attorney at Law
         -Bradford Cohen, Nationally recognized experienced criminal defense legal
         commentary and Donald Trump’s, The Apprentice
         -Nathaniel Haugabrook II, Attorney at Law
         -Charles Jones, Macon City Councilman
         -Pastor Walter Glover, Zion Hill Baptist Church, Macon, GA


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Description: National faith leaders join Ross legal team at rally and press conference in support for appeal and ultimate exoneration of Pastor Onslow Ross.