Jackson Township financial adviser accused of defrauding clients of $1.7 million.
CANTON A jury was seated Friday in the trial of a former Stark County financial adviser accused of defrauding his clients of $1.7 million.
Kimm C. Hannan, 68, of Jackson Township, is charged with 53 counts of prohibited securities acts, all felonies of varying degrees off seriousness. Hannan also faces single counts of aggravated theft and theft from a person in a protected class.
Opening statements and testimony are scheduled to begin Monday in Stark County Common Pleas Court before Judge Chryssa Hartnett.
In July, a mistrial was declared in the case after Hannan decided he no longer wanted to represent himself. Attorney Kenneth Frame of the Stark County Public Defender's Office will represent Hannan this time around.
The investigation leading to the charges included both the Ohio Division of Securities, part of the Ohio Department of Commerce, and the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation.
Hannan, who operated a financial advisory business in Stark County, is accused of defrauding clients between 2014 and 2017, according to court records.
Nine victims are named in the indictment, including Massillon and Canal Fulton area residents and a few from outside Stark County. Some of the victims are married couples and some are elderly, court records said.
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