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.
New charges from federal prosecutors include conspiracy to commit bank fraud, money laundering and making false statements.
Court documents say conspirators include three employees and three members of the failed Taupa Lithuanian Credit Union of Cleveland.
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.
Former teller accused of embezzling $480,000 while working for CEO Alex Spirikaitis.
CLEVELAND — CEO had "multiple semi-automatic weapons" and ammunition stored at now-closed credit union.