Topeka developer faces perjury charge

April 06, 2017 - 10:19 am

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Topeka real-estate developer has been indicted on a new charge of lying under oath in an effort to hide assets in a bankruptcy.

The U.S. attorney's office says grand jurors returned the indictment Wednesday in the case against 65-year-old Kent Lindemuth, of Topeka.

Besides the new perjury count, he faces more than 100 other federal charges, including bankruptcy fraud, money laundering, and possession of firearms while under indictment. Lindemuth filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in November 2012.

He has entered not guilty pleas to many of the charges. But in September, Lindemuth was convicted of one count of making a criminal threat to an Oklahoma trucking company owner in 2014, although Lindemuth denied threatening to kill or shoot the owner.

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