Glen McGuire, aka Gideon (Glen) McGuire Augier, is a shyster. Among his many misdeeds, he bilked businessmen out of small fortunes, and stole the life savings from families wanting to emigrate to Canada. In total, he has been convicted on 11 counts of fraud. Now he is out of jail and looking for something to do, and what could be better than opening a church to support 12-Step groups!
The name of the church is Abba Uno, which sounds to me like the name of bad, one person Abba cover band, but is supposed to mean “one father” in Latin. I’m not sure how to say, “father as you understand Him” in Latin, but that would seem to me like a more appropriate name.
This is not McGuire’s first church. In one of his previous scams – defrauding families wanting to emigrate to Canada of their life’s savings
– he opened the United Christian Fellowship church, which was a front set up to create sponsorships for these potential immigrants. Here is an article from CBC describing his scam. Continue reading Meet Glen McGuire