Charges Filed Against Central PA Businessman and Family

By Valerie Tysanner |, Jayne Ann Bugda |

Published 06/06 2014 11:49AM

Updated 06/06 2014 06:13PM

Milton, Northumberland County-  Charges are filed against a Central Pennsylvania business man and his family.
Attorney General Kathleen Kane says Minuteman owner Brian Bolus, his father Scranton Businessman Bob Bolus Senior, mother, brother, and sister  were all involved in  multiple conspiracies.
    The Attorney General says they unlawfully buried and dumped solid waste from well drilling operations.
    The Grand Jury also found several members were "ghost" employees and conspired for group health insurance.
    If convicted of all 64 charges, Bolus faces nearly one point four million dollars in fines.
  Bob Bolus Senior was arraigned earlier Thursday, the others facing charges are waiting arraignment.

The Bolus family didn't want to comment on charges filed against them in court Friday...

After a lengthy investigation by the Attorney General's  Office, 5 members of the Bolus family are being charged with conspiracy to commit insurance fraud.
Brian Bolus -- the owner of Milton business Minuteman -- as well as his mother Julie, siblings Bobby and Debra, his father Bob Bolus, and his fathers fiancée Sophie will all face charges. 

The Attorney General's office has been investigating environmental abuse allegations at minuteman for the last year. The FBI raided the company in 2013.

It was during that investigation that the task force uncovered what the Attorney General is calling insurance fraud...

The Bolus family is accused of being ghost employees and billing half a million dollars under the companies name.

The Attorney for Brian Bolus says the charges are outrageous.


He intends to fight them in court.


The preliminary hearings for  Bolus family members have been set for June 20th.

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