Michiana Car Dealer Arrested

By: Marcie Kobriger Email
By: Marcie Kobriger Email

A man who owns car dealerships in Niles and Goshen was arrested Wednesday morning, and charged with embezzling from his father-in-law.

Michigan state police say Samuel Sweeden took millions of dollars of his father-in-law's Powerball winnings.

Sweeden's father-in-law, Felix Kane, won about 10-million dollars in Kansas in 1994.

Sweeden owns the SamSon auto dealerships.

Those businesses, and homes in Cass county, were raided this morning.

Police say Sweeden built a house with Kane's money in 2005.

He allowed Kane and his wife to live there, but then evicted the couple a year later.

Police say Kane and his wife moved back to Kansas virtually penniless.

This story is still developing. We'll have much more tonight on Newscenter 16 at five.

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