1. Lying is not a best practice. An Episcopal bishop, leading a paper "diocese" with a handful of people but given large sums to sue various other churches, said that the lawsuit funds were not being used against individual church members. Then a local newspaper looked at the legal papers and found that the money was, in fact, being used to sue lay church members individually. The Bishop called the lie a "misstatement."
2. Money laundering is not a best practice. Here's the paper bishop's budget. Notice line 64. DFMS is the "Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society," a legal name for The Episcopal Church. Then look at lines 72, 73 and 76 - the paper church in CA is using up that $400K grant, plus a Line of Credit (LOC) of $200,000 to carry on these lawsuits... really, it is the Presiding Bishop and the "national church" bureaucracy suing people, but they've set up deniabiblity in the form of a front company (the paper diocese) to do the suing. Scan the rest of the paper budget and you will see that programs and staff are being cut - the paper diocese exists primarily to file lawsuits.
If you are interested in more legal detail, including the way the paper diocese was recognized without meeting the requirements of the Episcopal Church's Constitution and Canons, go here.