Joseph Harvey, the former CFO of Bielinskis Brothers Builders Inc. of Pewaukee was sentenced to two years of federal probation, including six months of home confinement. This sentence follows his guilty plea to charges of aiding and abetting a wire fraud.
Harvey is one of ten people indicted in a fraud scheme led by Robert Brownell, Bielinski’s former CEO. The loss to Bielinski is estimated at $10 million or more.
Harvey’s actions included forging a signature on a document for a loan of $1.43 million, and reimbursing himself with company funds for a campaign contribution.
Read Tracy’s article in the Wisconsin Law Journal, about the lessons to be learned from the Bielinski fraud.