Paul Elmer, former owner and CEO of Pharmakon Pharmaceuticals in Noblesville, was convicted in federal court of nine counts of adulterating drugs and one count of conspiracy. He was acquitted of an additional count of obstruction of justice.
The suit charges that accepting the deposits at a time HHGregg's tailspin cast doubt on its ability to provide the merchandise saddled the company “with tens of millions of dollars in unwarranted and unnecessary liabilities and recklessly caused the permanent destruction of the company’s value as a going concern."
The U.S. attorney's office says five central Indiana residents and one man from Detroit took more than $8 million from a bank and an insurance company, in part to pay for a home, a wedding, cars and more.
The decision gives new life to efforts by Monarch, the state’s largest beer and wine distributor, to sell liquor in Indiana—efforts that have been shot down repeatedly by the Legislature and have led to several other lawsuits.