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Attorney Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud


Indianapolis attorney Paul J. Page is petitioning U.S. District Court in South Bend to plead guilty to wire fraud conspiracy in a scheme to defraud a bank and the State of Indiana in the purchase of an Elkhart office building. 

The building was leased to the Department of Child Services.  Page is one of three men charged in a 14-count indictment.  His petition indicates he has agreed to cooperate with federal prosecutors, a bad sign for his co-defendants, John Bales of Indianapolis and William Spencer of Carmel.  Bales and Spencer are awaiting trial after pleading not guilty. 

The Indianapolis Business Journal reports Page is also cooperating with a separate investigation of the business dealings of former Marion County Prosecutor Carl Brizzi. 


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