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‘Evangelist’ Accused Of $1.5 Million Fraud

OKLAHOMA CITY (CN) - As head of a slew of evangelistic organizations, Dennis Duron and the Denny Duron Evangelistic Association defrauded an investor of $1.5 million by falsely claiming to have a patented baseball pitching machine, the investor claims in Oklahoma County Court.

Plaintiff Glen Schoenhauls claims Duron controls a bunch of evangelistic groups, including a school, into which he funnels and hides the money he gets by fraud.

Schoenhauls claims Duron sweet-talked him into investing $1.5 million in the bogus machine, then allegedly made by Fungoman, now dba defendant Precision Sports Robotics.

He claims Duron also controls and misuses the defendants First Assembly of God of Shreveport: Evangel Christian Academy, Shreveport Community Church, and PSR Investors Inc. He also sues Duron's alleged cohorts, employees, agents or alter egos, Romulo J. Cucjen and Wesley R. Usie.

Schoenhauls demands $2 million, plus punitive damages. He is represented by B. Wayne Dabney.

See complaint.

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