Former Bank CEO Pleads Guilty to Embezzling $47M to Buy Crypto, Leading to Bank Collapse

Former Heartland Tri-State Bank CEO Shan Hanes pleaded guilty on Thursday to embezzling $47.1 million for personal cryptocurrency purchases, leading to the bank’s collapse. From May to July 2023, Hanes executed at least 10 wire transfers from the Elkhart-based bank to cryptocurrency accounts. The bank’s failure resulted in a total loss of equity for investors. […]