Bateman, Michael Russell and Manuel Gonzalez are further accused of soliciting a $1 million corporate bond from the victim, which the defendants promptly spent over a 33-day period on some of the following items:
- $74,000 in custom made clothing for foundation members and associates
- 10 vehicles costing more than $265,000 for foundation members and associates
- Payment of Bateman's personal income tax liability
- Payment of Russell's rent
- Various personal expenses, including trips
UPDATE: The elderly physician who Bateman, et al. allegedly defrauded, was not named in the indictment, but the Star today identifies him as Arthur Sumrall, who runs the Longevity Institute of Indiana on the city's northside:
The doctor, Arthur Sumrall, who is in his 70s and runs the Longevity Institute of Indiana on the Far Northside, did not return phone calls Wednesday. The institute provides skin care, weight loss and nutrition programs to customers, according to its website. It offers acupuncture, organic facials, laser hair removals, waxings and deep tissue massages.