Monday, August 04, 2014

TKC BREAKING NEWS!!! GRANDVIEW MAYOR GETS PRISON FOR $35K IHOP FRAUD!!!



Latest breaking local news include a SIGNIFICANT JAIL TIME for Former Grandview Mayor Stephen Dennis following his charity hot mess . . .



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FORMER GRANDVIEW MAYOR SENTENCED FOR $35,000 FRAUD SCHEME USED BOGUS CHARITY TO STEAL FROM INTERNATIONAL HOUSE OF PRAYER

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that the former mayor of Grandview, Mo., was sentenced in federal court today for a wire fraud scheme in which he used a bogus charity to steal $35,000 in contributions from International House of Prayer, a local nonprofit organization.

Stephen S. Dennis, 51, of Grandview, was sentenced by U.S. Senior District Judge Howard F. Sachs to one year and one day in federal prison without parole. The court also ordered Dennis to pay a $5,000 fine; International House of Prayer requested that no restitution should be ordered. Dennis will surrender to begin serving his prison term on Sept. 15, 2014.

On Feb. 11, 2014, Dennis pleaded guilty to the felony offense of wire fraud. Dennis resigned as mayor of Grandview on Jan. 10, 2014.

Dennis admitted that he engaged in a scheme from Dec. 12, 2011, to Nov. 29, 2013, to solicit donations for a corporation called Matters of the Heart. Dennis incorporated Matters of the Heart as a nonprofit corporation under state law, but falsely claimed it was also a federally tax-exempt 501(c)(3) corporation. Dennis never applied for 501(c)(3) status with the IRS for Matters of the Heart, even though application instructions were given to him in December 2011 by an attorney from whom he sought legal advice.

Dennis received two checks totaling $35,000 from International House of Prayer Forerunner Christian Fellowship, a nonprofit organization in Grandview, in 2012. After obtaining the $35,000, Dennis used these funds for his own personal benefit, including his immediate family’s living expenses, rather than for any charitable purpose.

Matters of the Heart, which is now dissolved, was purportedly organized “to be a local community outreach to the poor and disadvantaged,” according to its articles of incorporation, and to “administer funds and property of any kind for … religious, charitable, cultural, scientific, literary and education purposes.”

In the organization’s articles of incorporation, Dennis listed himself as incorporator, registered agent, and one of the three directors of the board. He listed two persons, identified as “B.S.” and “J.M.” as the other two directors. B.S. and J.M. had no knowledge that they were listed as directors, and at no time gave Dennis permission or authority to claim them as such. B.S. and J.M. have never served as directors on the Matters of the Heart board of directors.

This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Roseann A. Ketchmark. It was investigated by the FBI.
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13 Comments:

Anonymous said...

International House of Prayer

Speaking of cults

Anonymous said...

You can kill someone and get less time in Jackson County.

Anonymous said...

Love the pancakes

Anonymous said...

Dennis is hot. Wish I was his cell mate.

Anonymous said...

The Feds have real prosecutors, unlike Jackson County.

It seems this man was like a lot of those so obsessed with politics that they have no time to earn an honest living. They spend so much time in their petty little world that they end up stealing to support their political habit.

Anonymous said...

Stealing from THIEVES gets you one year and one day.

Anonymous said...

One fucking year.......just how stupid is this?

Anonymous said...

He almost beat the devil at his own game.

Pappy On said...

one year federal time will likely end up as 6 months halfwsy house 5 months house arrest, 2 months good time. Pretty fuckin brutal.

Anonymous said...

90 days of ping pong and 9 months of house arrest.

Results of a two year investigation. Brilliant FBI work.

Anonymous said...

Speaking of cults, what about the $20 grand from Red Legacy? Why does it take Channel 41 to chase cash?

We know all too well the works of Red cash in Wyandotte County, Colorado and Illinois.

Anonymous said...

Grandview is just the farm club. The bigtime crook politicos end up at the Killa City city hall.

Anonymous said...

funny thing... you'd do less time for killing someone in Jackson County than you do for a wire fraud case. Pretty sad that such a fucked up system is allowed to continue.