Frisch's Restaurants says a former executive stole millions from the company over several years and is taking him to court to recover it.
In a press release, Frisch's said Michael Hudson, the company's former assistant treasurer, embezzled an estimated $3.3 million from the company by forging payroll documents, creating false documents and accounting entries to divert the money into his personal bank accounts.
Frisch's said in its press release that Hudson resigned and assumed full responsibility. The civil suit has been filed in Hamilton County Common Pleas Court.
Special prosecutors apparently intend to re-try suspended juvenile court judge Tracie Hunter on the eight felony counts that were declared a mistrial last fall when jurors couldn’t reach a verdict on them.
Hunter was convicted on one count of unlawful interest in a public contract and was sentenced to six months in jail and six months probation. She is appealing that conviction. Hunter is free on her own recognizance during the appeal.
Former state representative Peter Beck of Mason will go to trial March 23 on dozens of counts involving theft and fraud.
The trial is scheduled for four weeks in the Hamilton County Common Pleas courtroom of Judge John West.
Beck, who resigned from the Ohio House earlier this month, was indicted on sixteen counts in 2013. A second indictment this year added fifty-three more counts. But Beck's lawyers say 15 of them were duplicates of the original indictment.