TOPEKA, Kan. — Mark E. Kasson, former CEO of the Credit Union Group Credit Union, accepted a plea bargain, acknowledging guilt for making false entries to the CU’s records just before a state and NCUA exam was to take place.

Kasson, 38, of Lawrence, appeared before Senior Judge Sam Crow in a U.S. District Court in Topeka on May 23, two weeks after being charged. He admitted falsifying the credit union’s books to show that $3 million in loans had been sold to other credit unions. The participations never took place and court records show that Kasson made the entries on January10, 2006 “with the intent to deceive auditors and examiners of the Credit Union Group, the Kansas Department of Credit Unions and the NCUA.” He led the CU until March 2006.

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