Another of killer cult leader’s 47 children sues NYC

New York Post/May 20, 2015

By Selim Algar

Another one of notorious preacher Devernon LeGrand’s 47 children has sued the city for harassment stemming from a 2013 raid on the murderous minister’s Brooklyn home.

Relatives of the deceased cult leader – who was convicted of killing his wife and a pair of teenagers inside the Brooklyn Avenue residence in 1977 – claim cops unfairly hounded them because of their disturbing history.

LeGrand – a charismatic speaker and flashy dresser – drew sensational headlines after it came to light that he lured young women to join his bizarre group and dispatched them to beg on the street dressed as nuns.

He was charged and convicted of killing the three women inside the Crown Heights compound at 222 Brooklyn Ave. and was sentenced to life in prison where he died in 2006.

Members of the sprawling clan still live at the macabre address and sued the NYPD for a pair of raids conducted in 2011 and 2013 where more than 10 people were arrested on various charges

The city settled several of those civil rights cases, including a $27,500 payout to Laverson LeGrand $14,000 to Lagarthucin and Shavaston LeGrand.

In the latest suit, Vanardi LeGrand demands compensation for his arrest during the 2013 raid where he was roughed up and handcuffed, court papers state.

“This is a notorious family,” his attorney Ken Smith told the Post. “Because of that they are given undue attention. My client did nothing wrong and deserves to be compensated.”

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