The indictment alleges the director of the Purdue Center for Materials Processing Research received more than $1.3 million in grants from the National Science Foundation and used some of the funds to buy a home and to pay salaries to his two minor children.
The case might never have come to light were it not for a nearly century-old Indianapolis company that had a chance to participate in the overbilling and kickback scheme but called the FBI instead.
The modest settlements might suggest the SEC concluded its case wasn't that strong or that it would be difficult to explain to a jury.
David Mazanowski, founder and former CEO of the Fishers-based landscaping firm Mainscape Inc., was the fifth and final person to be sentenced in the $19 million kickback scheme involving Indiana nursing homes.
Steven Ganote, who prosecutors say was a key player in the massive American Senior Communities overbilling and kickback scheme, was also ordered to pay $7 million in restitution.
The deals with former ITT CEO Kevin Modany and Chief Financial Officer Kevin Fitzpatrick were reached days before trial and include more than financial settlements.
Prosecutors say Daniel Benson used his position as chief operating officer “to play an integral part in the sweeping conspiracy to defraud the victims in this case.”
James Burkhart’s hopes for a light sentence were dashed Friday afternoon when a federal judge handed down a lengthy sentence for his role in leading a massive kickback scheme as CEO of Indiana’s largest chain of nursing homes.
James Burkhart, who pleaded guilty to fraud, will be sentenced June 27 in federal court. His lawyers are asking for a four-year sentence.
Kenneth Ray Cleveland, 64, received the punishment from U.S. District Court Judge Tanya Walton Pratt after pleading guilty to federal fraud and money laundering charges.
In the scheme, a husband and wife would assume false identities and scam consumer electronics from Amazon, prosecutors said. They would sell the goods to an associate, often in parking lots in Indianapolis.
Investigators from the U.S. Department of Justice say the 47-year-old owner laundered proceeds from the scheme through his dealership.
A review by the Indiana State Board of Accounts released Friday morning found that a former township fire department treasurer used the department’s money to pay for personal expenses related to youth hockey, phone and satellite TV services, and funeral expenses.
The U.S. attorney’s office says five central Indiana residents and one man from Detroit took more than $8 million from a bank and an insurance company, in part to pay for a home, a wedding, cars and more.
A man hired to open a Beech Grove office for an Indiana-based engineering firm has been charged with stealing almost $1 million in company funds, Marion County Prosecutor Terry Curry announced Thursday.
As part of a plea agreement, 26-year-old Carmel resident Cavya Chandra admitted to forging documents from 2008 to 2014 in order to gain admittance to three universities—Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, and IUPUI.
The former star Merrill Lynch broker this month threw federal prosecutors for a loop, arguing days before his scheduled sentencing for securities fraud that his offense caused “zero financial loss.”
U.S. District Judge Jane E. Magnus-Stinson of the Southern District of Indiana also ordered the defendant to pay up to $750,000 in restitution to his victims.
Federal prosecutors say the woman stole more than $315,000 over two years from a family-owned Franklin construction company.
Former Enron CFO Andy Fastow, who was sentenced to six years in prison for his role in the Enron scandal, is expected to tell local financial analysts how the fraud unfolded and what he learned from the experience.