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.
Indiana’s measure was the only state finance-related ballot measure to earn a “positive” indication in Moody’s post-election roundup, The Times of Northwest Indiana reported.
The IRS is making it simpler for business owners to deduct the cost of meals with customers and clients.
The new record comes on the heels of other signs that consumers are finally shrugging off a recession hangover, despite stubbornly stagnant wages that haven’t matched mushrooming corporate revenue.
A bookkeeper who pleaded guilty to defrauding a small Indianapolis-area construction company out of hundreds of thousands of dollars has been sentenced to nearly five years in federal prison.