Consultants from three different firms on Tuesday conducted a special presentation for the Westfield City Council about their investigation into the city’s finances and operations.
A controller and office manager who worked for a local business consulting firm used the stolen funds to pay for a new Honda CRV, platinum jewelry and at least eight trips to a resort in Aruba.
David Downey, 51, who ran Time Payroll from 2009 to 2017, was ordered to pay back nearly $9 million for a scheme that defrauded clients in multiple states.
The agreement announced Monday would bring together the maker of TurboTax, QuickBooks and other personal finance tools with one focusing on consumers’ access to financial products, such as finding the right loan or credit card.
Investigators say the man, who made an initial court appearance Wednesday, embezzled more than $715,000 from an Indianapolis-based company in an elaborate scheme involving at least 151 unauthorized checks.
The position was created for former City of Indianapolis Controller Fady Qaddoura, who announced in November that he was leaving his job with the city, where he had worked for four years.
After 30 years, Patrick Early, 62, plans to hand off the role to longtime firm employee Benjamin Kimmerling.
Ann Bingman, director of internal controls for the Carmel Clerk-Treasurer’s Office, will become the city’s controller starting Jan. 1. Carmel Mayor Jim Brainard announced the appointment Monday.
City Controller Fady Qaddoura is set to leave his job with the city at the end of the year. Part of his plans include a run for political office.
The 43-year old woman has been charged in federal court with eight counts of wire fraud. “The evidence show that she stole over 800 separate cashier’s checks and money orders,” the indictment says, and deposited them into her own bank accounts.
The city of Indianapolis is about to get a boost in road funding from the state—at the expense of other cities and towns—after a discrepancy was found in how the formulas for certain taxes had been applied for years.
Judge Jane Magnus-Stinson said the former attorney and tax preparer “has a complete lack of respect for the law, for the tax code, his fellow citizens and for the court.”
The Justice Department’s April 25 press release—which announced Celadon had admitted to the fraud and agreed to pay $42 million in restitution—closes by noting that the investigation is ongoing.
Clerk-Treasurer Christine Pauley and recently fired Director of Internal Controls Ann Bingman on Tuesday night gave councilors conflicting information about the status of the city’s annual audit.
Indianapolis-based accounting firm Katz Sapper & Miller has sold a majority stake in KSM Consulting to Philadelphia-based private equity firm Renovus Capital Partners.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has accepted settlement offers from Katz, Sapper & Miller—the area's largest locally based accounting firm—and one of its partners for what the SEC described as "improper professional conduct."
Chicago-based firm Baker Tilly plans to acquire Indianapolis-based Umbaugh and a Minnesota-based firm in a three-way deal that will build one of the nation’s largest municipal finance advisory firms.
The move comes as Celadon works through a host of accounting and financial issues that were first announced in May 2017.