Hinn is a longtime proponent of the prosperity gospel (aka "If you donate to me, God will make you rich" -- it's kind of a spiritual cryptocurrency scheme), but after all the years of pretending that his flying jacket heals the infirm, perhaps the man does have some decency and shame after all. After the death of Billy Graham, Hinn expressed remorse at accumulating more cash than eight Pamela Andersons: "We get attacked for preaching prosperity, well it's in the Bible, but I think some have gone to the extreme with it sadly, and it's not God's word what is taught and I think I'm as guilty as others."
Unfortunately for Hinn, any change of heart regarding siphoning outrageous funds from the gullible had little effect on the IRS and U.S. Postal Service inspectors who raided his North Texas headquarters last year. Considering the organizations involved, chances are slim that investigation had anything to do with Hinn's son beating the snot out of a handicapped man in Brazil a few years ago (a hefty payoff appears to have solved that one). And it's doubtful the feds would be interested if he were truly living like some Dickensian guttersnipe now, as he claims to be. (He's even *GASP* flying "commercial just like anyone else.")
Yeah, although there's no confirmation yet, the smart money would be on tax evasion. However, you can't rule out a more exciting Scorsese-style scenario, as Hinn's own nephew describes his "twisted" family as a combination between a "royal family" and the "mafia."
Benny Hinn Ministries