Testifying in court for the first time since the trial started in May 2013, CHC pastor Sun Ho said that the Crossover Project was “always about the church” and not about herself.
She listed celebrities among those who were “impacted” by the project as Taiwanese singers Jay Chou, Will Liu, Rachel Liang, and two members of the band F.I.R.
After being called to the stand by Chew Eng Han, CHC’s former investment manager, Ms Ho said that she believed the project was a success and was never keeping track of album sales due to her busy schedule.
The six CHC leaders are alleged to have misappropriated $24 million in church building funds through sham bond investments in the music production firm Xtron and glass manufacturer Firna, and another $26 million to cover it up.
The church leaders intended to use the Crossover Project to spread the gospel through Ms Ho’s music.