Man accused of stealing millions from boss

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An Eden Prairie man is accused of stealing millions of dollars from his former boss — a publishing executive.

A federal grand jury has indicted 56-year-old John Waters, accusing him of mail and wire fraud, income tax evasion and filing a false tax return. The indictment follows a civil lawsuit filed by Waters against West Publishing vice president Gerard Cafesjian. Waters claimed he was owed millions in unpaid compensation. Cafesjian countersued. A federal judge threw out Waters’ lawsuit.

The indictment doesn’t say how much Waters is accused of taking, but Cafesjian’s countersuit accused Waters of embezzling nearly $3 million from 2004 to 2009. The St. Paul Pioneer Press (http://bit.ly/15Q8ejb ) says Waters worked under Cafesjian at West, then managed his business and philanthropic affairs after Cafesjian retired.

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Information from: St. Paul Pioneer Press, http://www.twincities.com

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