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Steve Hilbert

A bitter fight between former business partners and friends Steve Hilbert and John Menard spilled into the public after Menard won a court order removing Hilbert as manager of MH Private Equity.

Menard, founder of the hardware store chain, said the value of the companies Hilbert bought had plummeted.

Hilbert, the former CEO of insurance giant Conseco Inc., countered that Menard only got upset after he propositioned Hilbert’s wife, Tomisue, and she refused.

There are now 11 pending lawsuits related to the dispute between Menard and Hilbert, including one with the wife of real estate investor Donald Trump.
 

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Don Marsh

A court battle between Marsh Supermarkets Inc. and former CEO Don Marsh ended in February, when a federal jury returned a $2.2 million judgment against him.

Marsh Supermarkets filed a civil lawsuit in 2009, claiming he charged the company for travels with mistresses.

His attorneys insisted the trips were business-related and within the bounds of his employment contract. Marsh countersued, saying the company wrongfully halted severance payments.

Jury members found Marsh committed fraud, but stopped short of delivering the company a total victory.
 

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John Bales

A federal jury in February returned not-guilty verdicts on 13 counts against Indianapolis real estate broker John M. Bales and attorney William E. Spencer.

The verdict followed an eight-day trial in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana in South Bend that included references to an investigation of former Marion County Prosecutor Carl Brizzi. In October, U.S. Attorney Joe Hogsett announced his office would not pursue charges against Brizzi.

Bales and Spencer were accused of wire, mail and bank fraud, stemming from deals involving a state-leased office building in Elkhart.
 

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  1. why oh why does this state continue to elect these people....do you wonder how much was graft out of the 3.8 billion?

  2. i too think this is a great idea. I think the vision and need is there as well. But also agree with Wendy that there may be better location in our city to fulfill this vision and help grow the sports of hockey and figure skating in Indy. Also to help further develop other parts of the city that seem often forgotten. Any of the other 6 townships out side of the three northernmost could benefit greatly from a facility and a vision like this. For a vision that sounds philanthropic, the location is appears more about the money. Would really like to see it elsewhere, but still wish the development the best of luck, as we can always use more ice in the city. As for the Ice growth when they return, if schedules can be coordinated with the Fuel, what could be better than to have high level hockey available to go see every weekend of the season? Good luck with the development and the return of the Ice.

  3. How many parking spaces do they have at Ironworks? Will residents have reserved spaces or will they have to troll for a space among the people that are there at Ruth Chris & Sangiovese?

  4. You do not get speeding ticket first time you speed and this is not first time Mr.Page has speed. One act should not define a man and this one act won't. He got off with a slap on the wrist. I agree with judge no person was injured by his actions. The state was robbed of money by paying too much rent for a building and that money could have been used for social services. The Page family maybe "generous" with their money but for most part all of it is dirty money that he obtained for sources that are not on the upright. Page is the kind of lawyer that gives lawyers a bad name. He paid off this judge like he has many other tine and walked away. Does he still have his license. I believe so. Hire him to get you confiscated drug money back. He will. It will cost you.

  5. I remain amazed at the level of expertise of the average Internet Television Executive. Obviously they have all the answers and know the business inside and out.

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