A federal lawsuit from Texas alleges that 18 people — including St. John, who goes through life as Jason Lawrence Geiger — tried to cheat the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program. That program was used to help companies in financial need during the lockdown. The complaint alleges that the eighteen defendants received a total of more than $3.5 million (€3.3 million) through sixteen separate small business loans.
Austin St. John’s Instagram account posted a statement in response to the charges. It states that he is “a father, husband, role model and friend to many”. “We expect Austin’s legal team to successfully defend itself against these charges and lead to his eventual acquittal.”
St. John’s career as a Power Ranger began in the 1990s, but he is still involved with the franchise today. In 2019, he again transformed into his character for the ‘Power Rangers’ video game called ‘Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid’. He also appeared as the character in the TV series ‘Power Rangers Beast Morphers’ in 2020.