NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — The son of a successful businessman and media company chairman has been arrested on charges that he impersonated his father in a failed bid to buy Maxim Magazine.
Calvin Darden Jr., 39, of Staten Island, was arrested Wednesday, according to published reports.
Investigators said he fooled two lenders into providing more than $8 million in financing for the potential acquisition of Maxim magazine. They said he also tried to defraud another victim of about $20 million.
A prosecutor said Darden used false documents and “spoofed” emails in the alleged scams.
Nearly a decade ago, he pleaded guilty in a scam that cost investors millions of dollars.
Darden’s father, Calvin Darden Sr., is chairman of Darden Media and serves on the boards of Target Corp., Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc., and Cardinal Health Inc., according to Bloomberg News.
You May Also Be Interested In These Stories
- Police: Suspect Arrested In String Of Robberies, Slashing On Subway
- North Korea Says Rocket Launch Successful, More To Come
- Investigators Searching For Answers In Deadly Crane Collapse
- Police: Man Slashed At 2, 5 Train Subway Station In The Bronx
(TM and © Copyright 2014 CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries. CBS RADIO and EYE Logo TM and Copyright 2014 CBS Broadcasting Inc. Used under license. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)