Pastor Arrested For Spending 1.5 Million in PPP Fraud on 39 Cars & More!

Pastor Rudolph Brooks Jr., the founder and senior pastor of the Kingdom Tabernacle of Restoration Ministries D.C. has been arrested and hit with federal charges after acquiring 1.5 Million from the Paycheck Protection Program funds (PPP). According to, Pastor Brooks purchased 39 vehicles, one of which was a Tesla Model B! The DOJ seized 2.2 Million from multiple bank accounts.

"Brooks, who is the owner of Cars Direct by Gavawn HWD Bob's Motors, had allegedly applied for a PPP loan of $1,556,589 on behalf of the business on May 9, 2020. The stated purpose of the company was to buy and sell cars. On October 29, 2010, Cars Direct was incorporated with the Maryland State Department of Assessments and Taxation (SDAT). Two years later, Cars Direct was forfeited on October 1, 2012, and subsequently revived on May 28, 2020. Brooks was listed as a resident agent with the SDAT. In support of his application, Brooks is accused of submitting fraudulent tax forms showing $724,469 in payments and $7,471,630 in total unemployment payments to employees of Cars Direct." (, p.6-8)

The bottomline, IRS records do not indicate paid unemployment taxes or any new employees. Pastor Brooks is facing 20 years.

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