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April 9, 2014

Coffee shop owner arrested for securities fraud

A local business owner was arrested Wednesday, April 2, at his Indianapolis home on three felony charges related to securities fraud in a real estate scam. Marion County Prosecutor Terry Curry filed criminal charges against Darrin Marion, 38, owner of Darrin's Coffee Company in Zionsville, following an investigation by Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson’s Prosecution Assistance Unit. Those charges include one count each of broker-dealer registration required, unlawful acts related to offer or sale of a security, and securities fraud; all three are Class C felonies. Marion is being held in the Marion County Jail on $30,000 bond. His initial hearing was Tuesday, April 4, in Marion Superior Court 4. Peg McLeish, spokesperson for the Marion County Prosecutor's Office, said Darrin's Coffee, 120 S. Main St., is not involved in any of the criminal charges. According to neighboring merchants, the business has been open and now has hours posted. A sign states roasting will be on Mondays, and the shop will be open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday; 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, unless there are no events, then it will close at 4 p.m.; and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Marion's arrest came after he allegedly sold an unregistered investment in a Texas real estate development to Robert Canady, according to the Secretary of State's office, which also reported Marion and Canady met through a mutual acquaintance in spring 2007 and discovered Marion's father and Canady had been college roommates. See Wednesday's Times Sentinel for the full story.

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