Businessman indicted for ripping off Wisconsin’s jobs agency

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

WEDC

GREEN BAY — A Green Bay businessman has been indicted for defrauding the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation out of more than $1 million.

In 2011,  Ronald Van Den Heuvel got a $1.1 million state loan for his Green Box NA Green Bay LLC, an eco-friendly business. Van Den Heuvel used the money to pay old debts and personal expenses, including a new Cadillac Escalade, pricey Green Bay Packers tickets, and court-ordered support payments to his ex-wife, U.S. Attorney Gregory Haanstad said Wednesday.

In January 2012, Van Den Heuvel got a $95,500 grant to reimburse Green Box for the cost of training new workers. Van Den Heuvel submitted fraudulent time records for training that never happened, Haanstad said.

A grand jury indicted Van Den Heuvel, 62, on charges of wire fraud and money laundering Wednesday. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission separately announced a civil lawsuit against Van Den Heuvel.

See the press release here: https://www.justice.gov/usao-edwi/pr/de-pere-businessman-indicted-9-million-green-energy-fraud