Several people and companies linked with two now-closed Indiana online charter schools have asked a judge to dismiss claims against them in a lawsuit alleging a fraud scheme that cost the state more than $150 million.
Criminal case against former Celadon execs headed for court
A four-week fraud trial is scheduled to begin Feb. 22 for Celadon’s former president and chief operating officer, Eric Meek, 41, and its former chief financial officer, Bobby Peavler, 42.Read More
Carmel-based firm uncovers three separate cases of employee fraud
Maria Caceres, a former employee of Seven Corners Inc., stands accused of defrauding the travel insurer by submitting false claims—the third employee to face such charges within two years in separate cases.Read More
Lawyers tangle as high-stakes Fair Finance suit nears trial
A federal judge in northern Ohio has set aside three weeks for the jury trial, which begins Feb. 24 and pits Fair Finance Co.’s bankruptcy trustee against one of Fair’s former lenders, the Fortune 500 firm Textron Inc.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
Prosecutors say the Ohio man, who formerly worked for Cummins in Michigan, stole profit-sharing money that was supposed to have been distributed to company employees.
The Labor Department has reported about $87 billion in unemployment benefits could have been paid improperly, with a significant portion attributable to fraud.
Kerri Agee of Noblesville was sentenced Thursday for her role in a 13-year financial fraud scheme at the now-defunct financial services company she once owned.
A sentencing hearing is scheduled Thursday for BancServ Partners LLC founder Kerri Agee, who was found guilty on fraud and conspiracy charges in August.
Chosen Consulting LLC, which does business as Chosen Healthcare, alleges its former chief financial officer defrauded the company through a scheme to get double paychecks for more than a year and that she also improperly sent more than a half-million dollars to her own construction company.
John Keeler was indicted this week by a federal grand jury on two new charges related to illegally using campaign donations to lower the taxable income for Centaur Holdings, parent of the casino company where Keeler was vice president and general counsel.
Prosecutors said Ismaila Fafunmi was involved in a network of scammers preying on the elderly, including impersonating romantic companions eager to forge relationships on dating websites.
The five former directors and employees of the now-defunct Westfield firm were found guilty on fraud and conspiracy charges. Prosecutors say the five submitted false information in order to get more than $10 million in ineligible loans approved by the Small Business Administration.
Prosecutors say the defendant used a Ponzi-style scheme to induce 100 individuals to sink more than $11 million into his companies.
A McCordsville man has been sentenced to nearly four years in federal prison after using multiple—and often elaborate—fraud schemes to steal more than $750,000 from his Carmel-based employer.
Jim Cochran, who is serving a 25-year prison sentence for his role in the Fair Finance fraud, says he has undergone a religious conversion that no longer makes him a risk to society.
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.
Simple tax forms being mailed to people who never collected unemployment benefits are revealing their identities were likely stolen months ago and used to claim bogus benefits that have totaled billions of dollars across the country.
The order concluded a more than year-long disciplinary case involving Larry Mackey’s relationship with the ex-wife of a former client, Fishers hedge fund executive Keenan Hauke of Samex Capital Partners.
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.
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.
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.