LATEST. REPORTER: THAT’S RIGHT. WE FIRST BROUGHT YOU THIS STORY
BACK IN MAY. IT INVOLVES MILLIONS OF DOLLARS
OF JOBS LOST. SINCE THEN MANY PEOPLE HAVE BEEN
WAITING FOR SOME KIND OF CHARGES
TODAY SOME CHARGES WERE FILED
AGAINST FORMER COMPANY C.E.O. JEFF LYONS AND RETIRED COMPANY
CONTROLLER KAREN CONNOLLY. THEY WORKED TOGETHER FOR MAY OF
2010 UNTIL JANUARY OF 2016 TO
PAY LYONS’ PERSONAL CREDIT CARD
BILLS THAT INCLUDED PLANE
TICKET, JEWELRY, GYM MEMBERSHIPS
AND CONTRACTORS TO WORK ON HIS HOME.>>THE SHORT VERSION IS HE WAS
THE C.E.O. AND WAS USING A
PERSONAL EXPENSES AND THE
CONTROLLER WOULD REIMBURSE HIM
FOR A LONG TIME. AND IN EXCESS OF OVER $1
MILLION. REPORTER: INVESTIGATORS SAY THIS
CONNOLLY WHEN SHE RETIRED AND
WAS ASKED TO CONTINUE THE SAME
PAYMENT ARRANGEMENT FOR LYONS. WORLEY AND OBETZ AND ITS
SUBSIDIARIES FILED FOR
BANKRUPTCY. THERE IS AN ONGOING FRAUD
INVESTIGATION THAT INVOLVES FOUR
BANKS AND POTENTIALLY TENS OF
MILLIONS OF DOLLARS. BUT TODAY DISTRICT ATTORNEY
CRAIG STEADYMAN EMPHASIZED THAT
THAT CASE IS SEPARATE FROM WHAT
WAS HAPPENING HERE TODAY. THEFT CHARGES WERE FILED TODAY
ON A STATE LEVEL INVOLVING BOTH
CONNOLLY AND LYOSN BUT THAT
FRAUD INVESTIGATION AND THE
BANKRUPTCY COURT PROCEEDING
CONTINUES AND WE’RE LIKELY FOLLOWING THAT FOR MONTHS AHEAD.