Jailed former money manager Marcus Schrenker has been appointed a public defender after telling an Indiana magistrate he has
no home and that the government has frozen all his assets.
Authorities say socialite Dina Wein Reis’ success was the result of an elaborate scam in which she tricked large corporations—including
Indianapolis-based Roche Diagnostics Corp.—into selling her millions of dollars worth of goods at a fraction of the
regular price for use in nonexistent promotions. She then resold the products at a hefty profit.
Indiana money manager Marcus Schrenker was sentenced to 51 months in federal prison today in Florida on charges that he deliberately
crashed his plane to fake his own death and flee financial ruin, according to the Pensacola News Journal.
At first, small-business owner Jim Dodson figured the problem must be a technical glitch. During a routine analysis of
aging unpaid invoices last September, one of his employees couldn’t tie the latest figures to the company’s ledger.
Accounts receivable for his company,
the Dodson Group, had been overstated by $2.7 million—double their true value. And $422,539 was missing from the firm’s
Carmel businessman Dan Laikin finds himself in the awkward spot of denying wrongdoing at the same time the three men accused
of conspiring with him in a stock-manipulation scheme are admitting guilt.
An Indianapolis law firm has filed a class-action suit seeking more than $20 million from a pair of financial-services firms
it says facilitated the transactions that allowed a New Jersey couple to plunder cemetery trust funds. Cohen & Malad LLP filed
the lawsuit late last month on behalf of thousands of customers of Indianapolis-based Memory Gardens Management Corp., which
owns Memory Gardens in Greenwood, Lincoln Memory Gardens in Boone County and other cemeteries. The defendants are the company,
A family that once owned Forest Lawn Memory Gardens and Funeral Home in Greenwood has asked
a Johnson County court to put the business into receivership amid questions about the status of trust funds set aside to pay
funeral expenses and maintenance.