LDS Church being sued for tithing paid by suspected fraudster

A man charged with recovering money lost in a securities fraud scheme is now going after the LDS church for tithing that was paid by the man accused of running the scheme.

Lon A. Jenkins, the court-appointed receiver for the accused Robert Casey Hall and all of the companies he established, filed a lawsuit in federal court Wednesday asking that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints return more than $160,000, that was paid by Hall, in tithing.

Jenkins said in the lawsuit that his appointment allows him to marshal and take control of all of the assets of Hall's company, RCH2, including taking court action to recover those assets.

He states that between April 2006 and April 2007, RCH2 advertised itself as a business consulting company that specialized in "helping clients generate cash flow." In the lawsuit, Jenkins states that it was actually a Ponzi scheme that guaranteed returns of 10 to 15 percent to investors, who were told their money was going to "low-risk" ventures such as real estate. Jenkins states the company raked in more than $27 million and that Hall paid tithing on the money six separate times.

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