Thursday, March 24, 2011
Civil Trial To Start Today Accusing Michigan Woman Of Embezzling $750K
Janey B. Golani, 59, of Dearborn Heights, Michigan, faces a civil trial scheduled to commence today, in which she is alleged to have embezzled some $750,000 from International Outdoor, an advertising company where she is believed to have been employed as an office administrator. The lawsuit also named her husband, Atour Y. Golani, 59, as a defendant in the case. No criminal charges have been filed in the case and details are scant due to an apparent gag order. However, she is alleged to have taken customer checks and converted them for her own benefit. The civil suit, styled International Outdoor, Inc. and Transit Advertising Group v. Janey Golani and Atour Golani, Oakland County Circuit Court case no. 2009-104560, was filed on October 12, 2009. It is believed to seek recovery of the allegedly misappropriated funds, among other things. Janey Golani has been a member of the Crestwood Board of Education since her initial election in 2002. She has not resigned her position on the board, according to media accounts. Read the story here.