Federal investigators said Frank “Bread” Powell organized a ring that used more than 5,000 fraudulent checks to purchase gift cards and merchandise from Kroger and other stores in 12 states from January 2016 until April 2018.
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.
State Rep. Dan Forestal, D-Indianapolis, 37, was jailed Friday on preliminary charges including battery of a public safety official and resisting law enforcement.
A state legislator from Indianapolis was arrested on allegations that he assaulted two sheriff’s deputies while being checked into a hospital.
Gary Jones acknowledged that he falsified expenses from 2012 to 2017 when he was a regional UAW director. He was promoted to president in 2018 but quit after 17 months as the federal investigation intensified.
Rhondalyn Cornett, 55, was also ordered to pay more than $154,000 in restitution to the Indianapolis Education Association and will serve two years of probation.
Attorneys for the man accused of shooting two Indiana judges in a May 1 morning melee in a downtown White Castle parking lot say the evidence is critical to his claim that he acted in self-defense.
The lawsuit, brought on behalf of one of the victims of Dr. Jonathon Cavins, says a 2004 sexual battery case against him should have been a red flag.
Gregory Skelton, owner of Skelton Equine Sports Medicine LLC, was charged in a conspiracy that involved creating and giving performance-enhancing drugs to racehorses, leading to the death of at least one high-profile horse.
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.
Former UAW President Gary Jones is accused of conspiring with others at the union to embezzle more than $1 million. The court filing against Jones describes a scheme to pocket cash and enjoy luxuries, including $13,000 in cigars.
The long-term employee was sentenced to 27 months in prison after she admitted to stealing from the Indianapolis-based company, which makes the famous Bar Keepers Friend line of cleaning products.
U.S. District Court Judge Tanya Walton Pratt ruled that Russell Taylor’s defense attorney, Brad Banks, provided ineffective counsel. Taylor, who directed former Subway spokesman Jared Fogle’s not-for-profit, was sentenced to 25 years in prison in 2015.
The filing claims Brandon Kaiser was trying to enter White Castle after 3 a.m. when Clark Circuit judges Andrew Adams and Bradley Jacobs, who had been standing nearby after a night of bar-hopping, approached Kaiser “in a hostile manner,” slammed him to the ground, choked him, beat him and kicked him in the head.
Tuong Quoc Ho, 32, conducted “an elaborate scheme to defraud businesses, consumers, suppliers, financial institutions, credit card holders, credit card companies, and identity theft victims for personal monetary gain,” U.S. Attorney Josh Minkler’s office said in a statement.
The proposal followed the Indianapolis prosecutor’s new policy of not pressing charges for possessing small amounts of marijuana.
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.
A new Indiana rule requiring that booked inmates be assessed to determine risks or benefits of releasing them before trial is expected to eventually reduce overcrowding at the state’s county jails, criminal justice officials said.
In addition to numerous criminal charges, the former chief operating officer and chief financial officer of Indianapolis-based Celadon Group are facing a civil suit filed Thursday by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
A special prosecutor started investigating former Deputy Treasurer Susan Byer’s claims five months after she filed a November 2018 lawsuit alleging the office allowed county employees to waive penalties on late property-tax payments for themselves and family members.