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Civil trial still pending for Keating

Although the criminal trial is behind her, Elizabeth Keating and her husband, William, are still facing a civil suit filed by the Ironton Band Boosters.

Saturday, July 28, 2001

Although the criminal trial is behind her, Elizabeth Keating and her husband, William, are still facing a civil suit filed by the Ironton Band Boosters.

Elizabeth, who from Jan. 1, 1998 to Jan. 8, 2001 served as the organizations treasurer, has been accused of taking funds from the group.

According to the lawsuit filed Tuesday at the county’s Clerk of Courts office, Elizabeth took loans against three certificates of deposit at Liberty Federal Savings and Loan in the amount of $10,000; $2,500 and $8,000. She also allegedly took a loan against a CD at First Federal Savings Bank in the amount of $8,000 and withdrew funds from a CD in the amount of $3,650. She also withdrew funds from National City Bank in the amount of $6,722.47 and wrongfully spent more than $64,303.25

William is accused of conducting business on behalf of the boosters, although he wasn’t an officer, and knowing his wife was taking the money.

According to the suit, the boosters are seeking restitution in the amount of $96,000, punitive damages and court cost and other fees. The boosters are also seeking an accurate accounting of the money.

According to Richard Bentley, the attorney for the boosters, a temporary restraining order has been placed on the Keatings and a hearing has been set in August for a temporary injunction.

Elizabeth was in court yesterday for sentencing in the criminal trial. She received a 6 year jail term for attempted aggravated murder and weapons specifications.