A Tennessee businessman, Charles McKuhn, Jr. was found guilty of scamming consumers and churches out of advanced fees for debt reduction, debt consolidation and foreclosure prevention services.
McKuhn had claimed his company Taurian Worldwide, Inc. (TWI) has some arrangement to use government bailout dollars to assist people in financial trouble. He also continued his ruse through Interstate Capital Trust, Commercial Solutions Consulting Agency, TWO Financial, TWI Financial Tristate, and Intersec Capital Trust. – Source
The indictment for McKuhn said:
McKuhn defrauded “…various individuals and institutions, by representing himself as a legitimate debt reduction service, and international private banker, able for a front-end fee to reduce the debt owed by individuals and institutions and establish lines of credit and secured loans for building projects.”
Pastors of churches caught in McKuhn’s debt relief scam has paid dearly for promised services. One church had been promised a line of credit if they would pay a fee of $102,000 up front. They unfortunately did.
Another church wired $270,000 to an account controlled by McKuhn in an effort to restructure the current debt of the church. – Source
McKuhn tried to ply the Freeman, Strawman defense that rules over him were not effective because he was a sovereign citizen all of his own.