Monday hearing set for suspect No. 2 in Cleveland CU collapse as court documents reveal cooperation, details of long-running fraud.
Former teller accused of embezzling $480,000 while working for CEO Alex Spirikaitis.
Judge's order clears path for sale of former Taupa Lithuanian CEO's suburban Cleveland property.
Some proceeds from sale of Cleveland-area home of ex-Taupa Lithuanian CEO would got to NCUA.
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.
Industry experts say due diligence can help credit unions avoid losses like those suffered by the $620 million Alabama One Credit Union in Tuscaloosa, Ala., and the Small Business Administration, which were defrauded of more than $3 million by a businessman.
Ex-fugitive CEO gets extra month to negotiate before indictments in Taupa Lithuanian case.
Losses like the $3 million case involving the SBA and Alabama One can be avoided, experts say.
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.