Former President of CHMI Faces Legal Battles
March 19, 2012

by Sahely Mukerji,

Anthony Peter Lambros, former president of Custom Hardware Manufacturing Inc. (CHMI) of Keokuk, Iowa, was charged with criminal mischief in the third degree by the Iowa District Court, Lee County, Iowa, according to court documents.

Lambros "did aid CHMI in intentionally damaging the property of First Banker's Trust with no right to do so. The cost of repairing or replacing the property so damaged is greater than $500 but less than $1,000," between Sept. 6, 2007, and April 22, 2008.

The court also charged Lambros of theft in the second degree. The defendant "did make, utter, draw or deliver a check knowing that the check would not be paid when presented," according to court documents. "The value of goods, services or merchandise so obtained was over $1,000 but less than $10,000."

On March 14, the judge of the 8th judicial district of Iowa granted Lambros a deferred judgment for the crime of mischief in the third degree and placed him on good conduct probation for a period of two years from that date. He ordered him to pay a civil penalty of $843.75 and all court costs.

The judge also ordered Lambros to pay $86,000 in restitution to First Banker's Trust.

CHMI's office number is disconnected, and according to a web report KL Megla America LLC purchased the assets of CHMI in July 2011.

Calls to KL Megla were not returned at press time.

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