Two businessmen who embezzled millions receive two and three years in prison, respectively.
John Struna, sentenced to three years, plays the lotto to repay the $2.3M he stole from Taupa Lithuanian CU and wins $1M.
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 - Michael Ruksenas was sentenced Friday to 17 months in prison for stealing more than $480,000. The family relationship was revealed in court.
John Struna got regular cash payments from former CEO Alex Spirikaitis, now faces March 10 trial.
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.