The Biological Sciences Greenhouse at OSU has been fortunate to have multiple bloomings of the Titan Arum, aka, the corpse flower. They have its smaller but also smelly cousin, the Voodoo Lily. From its bruise-colored bloom that resembles a corpse, to its stench of rotting flesh, this tropical flower masks its beauty to attract its pollinators.
Central Ohio Executive Resentenced In $1.9 Billion Fraud.
The sentence of a former health care financing executive has been reduced from five to four years in a $1.9 billion corporate fraud case in Ohio that federal prosecutors likened to the Enron or WorldCom scandals.
A federal judge in Columbus handed down the new sentence for James Dierker, former vice president of client development at National Century Financial Enterprises.
The 43-year-old Dierker received the five-year sentence in 2008, the lightest handed down to several defendants in the case.
A federal appeals court overturned his money-laundering convictions earlier this year and ordered him resentenced on a remaining conviction of conspiracy to commit securities fraud and wire fraud.