In Fraud By Kevin Lewis, Blame Is On Trial

by Mark Friedman  on Monday, May. 9, 2016 12:00 am   7 min read

First Southern Bank closed in December 2010 after it was discovered that all of the $23.3 million in improvement district bonds it bought from Kevin Lewis (inset) were fakes.

In a civil trial scheduled to start next Monday, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. will blame regional accounting firm BKD LLC for failing to uncover the massive fraud that led to the 2010 failure of First Southern Bank of Batesville.

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