Memphis Man Charged in Federal Court
for Defrauding Local Churches
Memphis, TN - Charles A. McKuhn, Jr., 32, has been charged in a federal Indictment for wire fraud, mail fraud, and money laundering announced Lawrence J. Laurenzi, United States Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee.
According to the indictment, McKuhn owned and operated three companies, Commercial Solutions Consulting Corporation, Intersec Capital Trust, and Taurian Worldwide, Incorporated. McKuhn allegedly represented himself to various individuals and institutions as a legitimate debt reduction service provider, international private banker, who for a front-end fee, was able to reduce debt owed by individuals and institutions by assisting them in establishing lines of credit and secured loans for building projects. The indictment notes that in June 2009, McKuhn further recruited churches into his debt reduction plan. During this time, the indictment alleges that McKuhn collected more than $540,000 in advance fees promising a number of churches that, for that amount, he could reduce the debts of said churches and fund various building projects when, in fact, McKuhn took no legitimate action to either reduce the debt of any church or individual nor fund any building project.
This case is being investigated by Federal Bureau of Investigation Fraud Task Force. Assistant United States Attorney Tim DiScenza is handling the prosecution for the government.
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Note: Charges brought against a person through a Complaint or an Indictment are accusations only. That person is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.