Jason Gerald Shenk, a former citizen of Georgia who is now a wanted fugitive, is involved in a startling case that has shocked the community of faith-based charities.
For arranging a plan that saw more than $30 million intended for a Christian ministry in China diverted, he is facing several criminal accusations. Shenk, on the other hand, is accused of misusing the money for gaming, investments, and opulent purchases.
According to a recent statement from the U.S. Department of Justice (USDOJ), Dublin, Georgia native Jason Gerald Shenk, 45, is currently being held on more than 40 federal offenses. These allegations include failure to disclose a foreign bank account, wire fraud, and money laundering.
Shenk allegedly received around $22 million from one charity and its contributors, about $10 million from another charity and its donors, as well as additional contributions from private persons, according to the indictment.
The accused scam of Shenk was allegedly carried out between April 2010 and July 2019. He pledged to supporters at the time that he would use their funds to print and distribute Bibles and other Christian publications in China. But instead of keeping his word, he used the money for a variety of lavish purchases and endeavors.