John Kroger
Oregon
Register Guard
"Oregon Attorney General John Kroger has filed a lawsuit accusing the managers of Golden Temple, a Eugene natural foods company, of unjustly enriching themselves and of allowing assets of the nonprofit Sikh religious community inspired by Yogi Bhajan to slip into private, for-profit ownership," writes RG reporter Sherri Buri McDonald.



"The suit requests damages of $17 million for the nonprofit organizations alleged to be harmed by the managers' actions. It seeks the removal of the four managers of “Unto Infinity,” chosen by Yogi Bhajan to oversee the community's businesses and nonprofit organizations after his death in 2004. It also requests that a receiver be appointed until new management is installed, to reduce the risk of transfer of other assets dedicated to charitable purposes, such as the Sikh community's Yogi Tea business or Akal Security, its security business based in Española, N.M."