EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) -- The former owner of the River House hotel in downtown Evansville has been indicted by a federal grand jury on 10 counts of bank fraud and three counts of wire fraud.
U.S. Attorney Joseph Hogsett tells the Evansville Courier & Press that Todd Van Natta is accused of using false tax returns and bank statements to obtain the loans between March 2007 and continuing until 2009, including $3.8 million used to purchase the River House in November 2007.
The Seymour, Ind., businessman was detained in March after the government filed a criminal complaint after an investigation by the FBI and IRS. He is being held in Henderson, Ky. A message seeking comment was left for his attorney, William Marsh, at his office Saturday by The Associated Press.