WCCO EYE4 LOGO WCCO Radio wcco-eye-green01, ww color green

Crime

Ariz. Prosecutors Press Author To Prove He’s Broke

View Comments
James Ray was arrested on Feb. 3, 2010 for the deaths at an Oct. 8, 2009 ceremony intended to be the highlight of his five-day "Spiritual Warrior" event. (credit: Yavapai County Sheriff's Office)

James Ray was arrested on Feb. 3, 2010 for the deaths at an Oct. 8, 2009 ceremony intended to be the highlight of his five-day “Spiritual Warrior” event. (credit: Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office)

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up
Today's Most Popular Video
  1. Donut Hijinks Close Out Natalie
  2. 4 Things To Know From August 29, 2014
  3. Best Of Minnesota: Tastiest Cool Treat At The Fair
  4. Iggy At TCF Stadium, Joan Rivers Hospitalized
  5. Scientists May Have Figured Out 'Sailing Rocks' Mystery

PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) — Prosecutors who secured negligent homicide convictions against a self-help author want him to prove he’s broke.

James Arthur Ray has asked a judge to declare him indigent.

He says he cannot afford the cost of certified copies of the court record and the transcripts he needs to appeal his conviction on three counts of negligent homicide and his 2-year prison sentence.

Ray’s attorneys say he’s $11 million in debt. They’re representing him pro bono on appeal.

Prosecutors want to know if Ray is receiving anything from self-help books and DVDs, online coaching services, and retirement and pension accounts. They’re also seeking the status of items he once listed as assets.

A Wednesday hearing on Ray’s request has been postponed.

Three people died following Ray’s 2009 sweat lodge ceremony near Sedona.

(© Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,816 other followers