Federal investigators say George S. Blankenbaker Jr. and three of his companies raised more than $11 million from at least 109 investors in a fraudulent scheme he operated from 2016 to 2019.
City partnership aims to reimagine public safety in Indianapolis with community’s help
The goal of the partnership with the Criminal Justice Lab at the New York University School of Law is to create a new community-driven and community-monitored vision of criminal justice in Indianapolis.Read More
Measure aimed at forcing marijuana prosecutions advances
Republican legislators agitated with an Indianapolis prosecutor’s refusal to press charges for possessing small amounts of marijuana are seeking to empower the state attorney general to appoint a special prosecutor to take over such cases.Read More
UPDATE: Franklin College president ousted after arrest in Wisconsin
Franklin College terminated President Thomas Minar over the weekend after he was arrested in Wisconsin “for use of a computer to facilitate a sex crime, child enticement, and to expose a child to harmful materials/narrations,” the school said Monday afternoon.Read More
BEHIND THE NEWS: A flawed culture poisoned Celadon
Critics of Celadon management say a deep-seated, clubby culture helped propel the Indianapolis-based trucking giant toward financial ruin.Read More
Gold medal-winning coach John Geddert, who was suspended by Indianapolis-based USA Gymnastics, during the Larry Nassar scandal, took his own life Thursday after being charged with two dozen crimes, including forms of human trafficking.
Participants in the scheme, which involved multiple businesses and resulted in thefts from a bank and insurance company, received prison sentences ranging from 18 months to nine years.
Prosecutors say Daniel R. Fruits, 46, defrauded his former employer out of millions of dollars that he spent on real estate, cars, Rolex watches, escort services and other items.
Indiana’s high court has permanently banned a former Hamilton County magistrate from holding judicial office following his guilty plea in a drug possession case where he bit an officer’s hand after buying methamphetamine.
Qingyou Han, 62, and his wife, Lu Shao, 54, were ordered to pay a combined $1.6 million in restitution after pleading guilty to using more that $1 million in federal research funds for their own personal expenses.
In the latest punishment in what the government calls “systemic” corruption at the highest ranks of the union, 11 union officials and a late official’s spouse have pleaded guilty since 2017, including former presidents Dennis Williams and Gary Jones.
The aggressive offensive by a Russian-speaking criminal gang coincides with the U.S. presidential election, though there was no immediate indication it was motivated by anything but profit.
Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill is disputing tens of thousands of dollars in expenses a state commission wants him to pay in the disciplinary case stemming from allegations that he groped a state lawmaker and three other women during a party.
Purdue Pharma, the company that makes OxyContin, the powerful painkiller that experts say helped touch off an opioid epidemic, will plead guilty to counts including conspiracy to defraud the United States and violating federal anti-kickback laws, the officials said.
Authorities in Kentucky and nearby states have been anxiously awaiting a decision in the case because of its potential to spark social unrest.
Officials in Louisville and communities throughout Kentucky, Indiana and Illinois are preparing for more protests and possible unrest as the public nervously awaits a decision on whether police officers in Breonna Taylor’s shooting death will be charged.
The owner of a Greenfield insurance and financial business was charged Wednesday with stealing $1.2 million from clients in a securities and investment fraud scheme.
The Paycheck Protection Program has been a fraud concern from the moment it was rolled out in early April. Funds were disbursed with relatively little vetting, and businesses were allowed to self-certify their own eligibility.
Dennis Williams is the 15th person to be charged in an investigation of the senior ranks of the venerable labor union. It has revealed crooked ties between officials and executives at Fiat Chrysler.
The former financial coordinator of a charitable foundation operated by women’s fraternity Zeta Tau Alpha has been sentenced after pleading guilty to embezzling about $450,000 from the organization.
A grand jury indicted two Indianapolis police officers on battery and other charges following an investigation into allegations that they used excessive force while arresting demonstrators at a May protest downtown.
Judge Jane Magnus-Stinson denied a request by former Celadon Group Inc. President William Meek to travel to a Mexican resort for a birthday celebration while he is awaiting trial on multiple fraud charges.
Prosecutors say the court should deny William Meek’s request to travel to Mexico for his birthday while he awaits trial on multiple fraud charges.
A 17-year-old hacked the Twitter accounts of prominent politicians, celebrities and technology moguls to scam people around globe out of more than $100,000 in Bitcoin, authorities said Friday.