Thursday, April 10, 2003

Fiorini paper demands end

By Amy Higgins
The Cincinnati Enquirer

State investigators said Wednesday they think they have all the information they can get from admitted swindler George Fiorini.

Fiorini had spent the Christmas holidays in jail on contempt of court for failing to turn enough documents over to authorities trying to track down $13.5 million he collected from investors.

Officials from the Ohio Attorney General's Office and the Division of Securities told Hamilton County Common Pleas Judge Robert Ruehlman that documents they subsequently collected from Fiorini are all that he has.

Any additional information needed for the investigation can be obtained directly from Fiorini's banks, they said. Because the remaining investigation can be completed by state investigators, state attorneys also asked Ruehlman to end the work of court-appointed auditing firm Deloitte & Touche.

No criminal charges have been filed against Fiorini.


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