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Seventh-Day Adventist Head Reviewed

January 23, 1999

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) _ Leaders of the Seventh-day Adventist Church will hole a special meeting next Monday to examine allegations of improper business transactions by the church president, Robert Folkenberg.

The committee of 20 church leaders from around the world is scheduled to meet at the Dulles International Airport Marriott Hotel in Northern Virginia to review the allegations.

Folkenberg could not be reached for comment. But his attorney, Joe Reeder, said Folkenberg had requested the meeting.

Officials of the denomination, which is headquartered here, declined Friday to provide details of the questionable transactions. They came to light after a former business partner of Folkenberg sued him and the church last year.

The lawsuit alleged that Folkenberg and others had violated the terms of a business agreement with James E. Moore, who lives in Sacramento.

The committee’s chairman, Niels-Erik Andreasen, president of Andrews University, a church-affiliated seminary in Michigan, said it ``is not clear″ if the questioned business transactions involved church funds.

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