CLEVELAND — Alex R. Spirikaitis, the central figure of the $15 million fraud scheme that led to the collapse of the Taupa Lithuanian Credit Union, was sentenced to 130 months in federal prison Dec. 1 by U.S. District Court James S. Gwin in Cleveland.
CLEVELAND — Taupa Lithuanian CEO sentenced to prison. New details emerge about weapons cache.
CLEVELAND—Former Taupa Lithuanian Credit Union teller Michael Ruksenas pleaded guilty Dec. 2 in U.S. District Court to conspiring to embezzle more than $481,000 from the failed credit union.
CLEVELAND — Michael Ruksenas pleaded guilty Monday as prosecutors note six more arrests to follow in Spirikaitis case.
Monday hearing set for suspect No. 2 in Cleveland CU collapse as court documents reveal cooperation, details of long-running fraud.
Alex R. Spirikaitis and his lawyer have been given more time to conduct pre-indictment negotiations with federal prosecutors over Spirikaitis’ role in a massive fraud case that led to the collapse of the $23.6 million Taupa Lithuanian Credit Union in Cleveland.
Ex-fugitive CEO gets extra month to negotiate before indictments in Taupa Lithuanian case.
Authorities finally captured former Taupa Lithuanian President/CEO Alex R. Spirikaitis Oct. 21, who had been a fugitive since July until he was nabbed by federal agents while walking on a sidewalk on Cleveland’s east side.
Documents now show Taupa Lithuanian FCU case may be one of the largest known thefts from a credit union.