Mrs. Frazer says she never met "Novack", face to face, but looked him up online and said he "had a good reputation on the internet".
Frazer says that after signing on with "Novack" he began using her name and her ministry for other things, without her knowledge.According to the state??s complaint, however, it was the Frazer's and Rosebrock who used Focus Up Ministries?? to solicit donations and investments for Profitable Sunrise. Frazer, however, claims that she is only taking the fall now because "Novack" disappeared when US authorities started sending him cease and desist orders. "My face was out there," Frazer says of why she thinks state officials have sought legal action against her and her ministry. Attorney General Mike DeWine says that Profitable Sunrise "defrauded Ohioans and others out of millions of dollars?? but says the [Frazer's and Rosebrock] promised "outrageous returns and [told] investors that their donations and investments would help charities.?? Frazer says she fully cooperating with state authorities on the case and "wants this resolved...we want to do the right thing". "We've been so pleased with how [state officials] have treated us..they are just doing their job...We're hoping we can resolve this to the satisfaction of everyone," Frazer added. The lawsuit against the trio, however, also alleges that the defendants used funds, donated to Focus Up Ministries, for personal expenses and other unlawful purposes. The Attorney General??s Office says it is now trying to find "victims" who invested in Profitable Sunrise or were solicited as potential investors as they investigate the situation. Those with that kind of information are being asked to call the Attorney General??s Charitable Law Section at 614-466-3181. A preliminary injunction hearing, in the case, has been scheduled for July 22 at 10 a.m. in the Williams County Common Pleas Court. Frazer says she hopes it "doesn't get to that point".