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Conseco brass agree to settle 8-year-old suit for $41.5M

The suit accused CEO Gary Wendt, President Bill Shea, Chief Financial Officer Charles Chokel and Chief Accounting Officer Jim Adams of engaging in a “massive and systematic coverup of … actual debts and losses through complex accounting, misleading disclosures, and irregular accounting practices.”

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Bid deadline looms for former Hilbert mansion

The 25,000-square-foot mansion once owned by Conseco Inc. founder Stephen Hilbert was listed five years
ago at $20 million—and
about half that in recent months. Now the property is being sold in a sealed-bid auction, and offers are due Friday.

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Renamed Conseco OK with less-flashy future

CNO Financial Group Inc., known as Conseco Inc. until May 11, has become almost the polar opposite of what it was under flashy co-founder
Steve Hilbert. Instead of high-octane growth driven by merger deals, CNO Financial has returned to profitability
by selling low-dollar products and emphasizing low-cost operations.

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Conseco profit edges analyst expectations

The Carmel-based life and health insurer earned $33.9 million in the quarter, more than 38 percent higher than during the
same quarter a year earlier. Nearly all of that increase, however, was due to lower losses on investments and debt modifications.

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