RICO INDICTMENT FILED AGAINST COLUMBUS ATTORNEY
Posted on 1/28/2015
Defendant: Paul S. Kormanik
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announces today that the Franklin County Grand Jury has returned an eleven count indictment against Paul Stephen Kormanik, age 65. The charges range from one count (RICO) Engaging in a Pattern of Corrupt Activity (F-1), one count Theft From an Elderly Person or Disabled Adult (F-3), two counts Theft From an Elderly Person or Disabled Adult (F-4), one count Theft (F-5), one count Theft From an Elderly Person or Disabled Adult (F-5), and five counts Tampering with Records (F-3). Kormanik, who was once a legal guardian for his clients, was indicted in October of 2014 for taking large amounts of money from his wards. The on-going investigation brought new evidence to light which has resulted in today’s indictment. In addition to utilizing his position to gain access to the financial accounts of his wards, it is alleged in the indictment that Kormanik obtained free funeral services for his clients by concealing the existence of accounts his wards had. It is further alleged that the defendant filed false applications with the City of Columbus for their publicly paid funeral services. Kormanik’s arraignment will be set at a later date.