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The former president of Melchiori Construction Co., Mark Melchiori, pleaded not guilty at a July 5 arraignment to 47 felonies including fraud and embezzlement. A preliminary hearing is set for Sept. 6. He was arrested in June on 47 felony charges, including prevailing wage fraud, embezzlement, diversion of construction funds, insurance fraud, violations of the Read More →
The Santa Barbara County District Attorney’s Office filed a criminal complaint against Mark Melchiori, the former president of Melchiori Construction Co., the office announced on June 2. Melchiori is charged with 47 felony counts, including diversion of construction funds, insurance fraud, violations of the unemployment insurance code, prevailing wage fraud, embezzlement, grand theft and conspiracy to Read More →
Embattled contractor Mark Melchiori pleaded his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination when asked questions about money transfers and offshore accounts during a Dec. 19 bankruptcy hearing at the U.S. Trustee’s office in Santa Barbara. During a ninety-minute hearing, Melchiori invoked the Fifth Amendment in response to questions about whether he transferred money between his company Read More →
Heather Melchiori, the ex-wife of the embattled general contractor Mark Melchiori, faces a $1.3 million lawsuit from Rabobank alleging she failed to repay a business loan. Melchiori Construction Co. collapsed into bankruptcy in October after dozens of lawsuits from subcontractors alleging it did not pay them for work. The final blow was a $9 million Read More →
Creditors to Santa Barbara-based Melchiori Construction Co. face a potentially long and complicated path to recovering any of the millions of dollars they loaned the firm. The general contractor filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection at 9:02 a.m. on Oct. 16 and listed assets of $50,000 or less and debts between $1 million and $10 Read More →
Santa Barbara-based Melchiori Construction Co. has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection amid a flurry of creditor lawsuits. The general contractor filed bankruptcy documents at 9:02 a.m. on Tuesday and listed assets of $50,000 or less and debts between $1 million and $10 million. In a Chapter 7 bankruptcy, a debtor seeks to liquidate its Read More →