Saturday, September 17, 2011

Rev. C. Jay Matthews Charged In Federal Court for Mishandling $90,000 For Taxes

The Rev. C. Jay Matthews, 58, a minister for more than 25 years, has been senior pastor at Mt. Sinai Baptist Church on Cleveland's East Side since 1988. On Tuesday afternoon, he was charged in federal court with six counts of willful failure to collect or pay over taxes his church employees' wages.

The charges filed in U.S. District Court in Cleveland claim Matthews collected more than $90,600 in federal Social Security and Medicare taxes from his employees' wages, but failed to report and pay the money to the IRS.

"Rather, Matthews caused those funds to be used for other purposes, including transfers to the pastor's account for his own personal use," the charges stated.

Read full article at AT2W

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