Defense attorneys in the federal fraud trial of Fair Finance executives Tim Durham, Jim Cochran and Rick Snow rested their cases Tuesday morning after calling just one witness and introducing a handful of exhibits.
In the weeks before an FBI raid shut down Fair Finance Co., top company executives led by Indianapolis financier Tim Durham devised a last-ditch maneuver they hoped would persuade Ohio regulators to allow them to keep selling investment certificates.
The accounting firm Tim Durham hired to review the Ohio company’s 2003 finances refused to complete an audit because of concerns about the accuracy of its numbers and the appropriateness of its practices. The FBI raided Fair Finance in November 2009.
Donald Russell, a retired deputy sheriff, is among the more than 5,000 clients of Fair Finance who lost big investments with the Ohio firm. After testifying on Tuesday during the fraud trial for Fair owner Tim Durham, he shared his story with IBJ.
Tim Durham and his co-defendants in the fraud case involving Fair Finance sit on the same side of the courtroom, but that doesn't mean their interests are always aligned.
The former controller at Fair Finance is testifying at the fraud trial of Tim Durham as a star witness for the federal government in exchange for immunity from prosecution.
A federal judge has dismissed a shareholder class-action lawsuit against WellPoint stemming from the company’s 2001 conversion from a mutual insurer to a publicly traded company.
The federal judge said class counsel achieved “fabulous results with incredible efficiency” and that he had never been more proud of his profession in his 36-year legal career.
U.S. District Judge Sarah Evans Barker has certified the victims of the Indiana State Fair stage collapse as a single class in a lawsuit challenging a law that caps the state’s liability at $5 million. However, she concluded the plaintiffs are unlikely to win the challenge.
A high-living Manhattan businesswoman accused of an audacious fraud that cost some of central Indiana’s marquee companies millions of dollars has cut a deal with prosecutors that would ensure she spends no more than 31 months in prison.
A federal judge received final arguments Tuesday in Planned Parenthood of Indiana's request to block a tough new abortion law that makes Indiana the first state disqualifying the organization from providing general health services under Medicaid and taking away $1.4 million of its public funding.
David Swanson, who was sentenced to 15 years in prison for skimming $2.7 million from CountryMark in 2003, was in court in Indianapolis last week, trying to get his sentence reduced or conviction overturned.
A three-judge panel of the Chicago-based appeals court Monday reversed its own July ruling that said the NCAA must face a lawsuit by consumers claiming its ticket-distribution method violates Indiana law.
Judge Sara Lioi ruled the right of access to search warrant records connected with an ongoing investigation is “not
absolute” and not justified in this case.