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Jury convicts investment adviser in prepaid funeral case

David Wulf, an adviser to a trust whose assets were siphoned off, was the only defendant to go to trial in the estimated $600 million criminal fraud case over the collapse of insurance company National Prearranged Services Inc.

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Lawyer, ex-president plead guilty in prepaid funeral services case

Attorney Howard Wittner and his attorney left the Eagleton Federal Courthouse after Wittner and Randall Sutton, a former president of National Prearranged Services, pleaded guilty in an estimated $600 million fraud case over the sale of prepaid funeral services.

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Civil fraud case over funerals on hold

A federal judge put on hold a civil fraud lawsuit against the owners of National Prearranged Services Inc. to allow a criminal case against them to go to trial first. Senior U.S. District Judge E. Richard Webber, of the U.S. District Court in St. Louis, said in an order last week that fairness demands staying all discovery to be given under oath.

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Funeral execs indicted

The federal government has indicted six National Prearranged Services officials for fraud, money laundering and conspiracy involving the sale of prepaid funeral services.

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Funeral insurance providers targeted in two lawsuits

Two recent Missouri lawsuits are targeting sellers and handlers of pre-need funeral plans, claiming various businesses have defrauded funeral homes across the country. Last week, a Cape Girardeau law firm filed a class action lawsuit in Kansas City-based federal court ...

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