Steve Hilbert seeks comeback in insurance

The controversial co-founder and former CEO of life insurance giant Conseco Inc. (now CNO Financial Group Inc.) spearheaded the purchase of a small life insurance company operated out of Texas and plans to gradually build up its operations here.

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Menard: Toss Hilberts’ attorneys for wrongdoing

Lawyers for Indianapolis power couple Steve and Tomisue Hilbert are slinging “ludicrous allegations” of witness tampering just to cover up their own wrongdoing, according to the latest broadside from the attorneys representing John Menard, the Hilberts’ former business partner.

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Menard accused of witness tampering

New court documents accuse attorneys for hardware store titan John Menard Jr. of offering to pay a $200,000 legal settlement to a former executive at a Menard-controlled company if he provided helpful testimony in their cases against Steve and Tomisue Hilbert and their friend Lisa Trudeau

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Menard fires back in court fight with Hilberts

Menard has countersued Tomisue Hilbert for “abuse of process,” saying she filed her lawsuit only after companies controlled by Menard removed the Hilberts as managers of a private equity firm and sued to recover millions of dollars in fees paid to the Hilberts.

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Bid deadline looms for former Hilbert mansion

The 25,000-square-foot mansion once owned by Conseco Inc. founder Stephen Hilbert was listed five years
ago at $20 million—and
about half that in recent months. Now the property is being sold in a sealed-bid auction, and offers are due Friday.

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Hilbert in-law’s insurance fraud trial set for October

As IBJ reported last year, Houston-based American General Life Insurance Company is attempting to invalidate a $15
million policy it issued in January 2006 insuring the life of Germaine “Suzy” Tomlinson—Conseco Inc. co-founder
Stephen Hilbert’s mother-in-law—who died Sept. 28, 2008, at age 74.

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