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Four local pastors investigated: The I-Team follows the money trail

LAS VEGAS - UPDATE: After this story aired, Patty King reached out to the I-Team. She is the daughter of BB King, and founder of two of the businesses Carol Kirby was listed as an officer on: "The B.B. King foundation" and "Daughter of 2 Kings, LLC".  King says Carol Kirby was listed as the Treasurer on those businesses because she attended the church where the Kirby's were pastors.  However, as soon as she saw our first story on the raids, King says she removed Carol Kirby from the businesses, and is in the process of finding a new church. Neither of those businesses was among the ten locations raided by federal authorities, and they have no association with the healthcare businesses run by the Kirby’s and Brice’s.

The I-Team has learned an investigation into a possible multi-million dollar Medicare scheme continues.

Sources say investigators are focusing on four Las Vegas valley pastors:  Gregory and Carol Kirby, and Joe "Chris" and Regina Brice.  

In early February, several businesses and homes were raided by the I.R.S. and several other agencies. The I-Team has learned investigators are zeroing in on at least ten locations connected to the Kirbys or Brices.  

The I-Team obtained records which reveal the couples are linked to a combined total of 23 entities in Nevada, including businesses and churches.  

Many of them are dubbed as healthcare groups, but trying to track down information about them has been challenging, and some Facebook pages had limited information.  

When the I-Team tried calling the listed numbers, they were either the wrong number, disconnected, or rang numerous times without an answer.

The Brices run 'Narrow Path Ministries' in central Las Vegas.  They also run a restaurant in the same strip mall.  When the I-Team visited J&R's Southern Fried Chicken, Chris Brice walked away, and employees asked the I-Team to leave.

The I-Team was unable to reach the Kirbys by phone for 8 News Now's most recent report.  However, Pastor Greg Kirby acknowledged the investigation on a video dated Feb. 18  During a sermon at God's House International, the church he runs with Carol Kirby, he claimed he was being set up. Kirby also told church members they should donate money.

"The enemy went after the money. We used to do almost everything," Kirby said.  "We took care of everybody.  So now that it's been seized, it's your responsibility.  It's time for you to give. It's time for you to dig deeper now."

The Kirbys and Brices have not been charged.  Investigations similar to this case typically take several months to complete. 

Viewers have contacted the I-Team asking where they can report information for the investigation.  The number is (702) 868-5100.


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