Last Defendant In $70M Bank Fraud Case Pleads Guilty

Law360, New York (November 19, 2012, 8:00 PM EST) -- The last defendant in a bribery and bad-loan scheme that cost the St. Paul Croatian Federal Credit Union more than $70 million and forced it into conservatorship pled guilty Monday to two counts of bank fraud and one count of money laundering in Ohio federal court.

Marko Nikoli changed his plea from not guilty Monday, court records showed, though details of the plea agreement were not immediately available. He was one of nine people indicted in March 2011 in the scheme, in which Anthony Raguz, chief operating...
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