The branch of the Unification Church in Japan has offered $67 million to compensate victims of the group's allegedly fraudulent donation tactics. The funds will be disbursed by the government, although the exact details are unclear. The church is facing the threat of having its tax-exempt status revoked and its assets placed in liquidation. The church has already paid out $29 million in compensation to 664 claims. The proposed compensation fund would cover damages sought by 130 confirmed victims, but lawyers representing them estimate the true extent of damages to be around $700 million.
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