TORONTO, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Canadian officials say they revoked the charitable status of two organizations because of falsified bank statements and other problems.
The Canada Revenue Agency revoked the charitable status of Operation Save Canada Teenagers and Revival Time Ministries International, The Toronto Star reported Monday.
The revenue agency said neither charity used donations of more than $3.7 million on charitable activities.
The charities were formed by Cameroon immigrant Daniel Mokwe, who defended the organizations.
"Everything they are saying is trash," Mokwe said "It's not authentic. We are asking them to reinstate us immediately."
Mokwe said he is appealing the revocations in federal court.
Records supplied by the charities were disorganized and "inadequate," audits by the CRA said.
The audit said for 2006 and 2007 Operation Save Canada Teenagers reported charitable spending of $654,043 and $1 million respectively, but auditors found no evidence any of it was spent on charitable activities.
The audit found similar problems at Revival Time Ministries International. It said charity officials reported spending more than $2 million on charitable activities in 2006 and 2007, but there is no proof to support the claim.
"We also have serious concerns that the bank statements provided were manufactured for the purpose of our audit," said the auditors.