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New trial date in bank fraud case

Ron Van Den Heuvel (WLUK file image)

GREEN BAY (WLUK) - A new trial date has been set for a businessman & his wife charged with fraud.

Ron Van Den Heuvel and Kelly Yessman Van Den Heuvel are now scheduled to stand trial July 31, according to court records.

They are accused of bank fraud for allegedly illegally arranging a series of loans.

Their former banker, Paul Piikkila agreed to plead guilty and testify against the Van Den Heuvels. His sentencing has not been set.

The federal indictment alleges that Piikkila, a loan officer at Horicon Bank in Appleton, approved a series of loans totaling more than $1 million. The indictment says Horicon Bank had told Piikkila not to loan any money to Van Den Heuvel, so none of the loans mentioned in the indictment were written to him by name. The couple has pleaded not guilty.

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