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Jury selection set for former Marsh CEO's trial

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Monday, February 4, 2013 - 7:48 am

INDIANAPOLIS — The former CEO of Marsh Supermarkets is heading to court to face allegations he used the company as his "personal checkbook" to fund expensive overseas vacations.

The supermarket chain with about 100 stores in Indiana and Ohio has sued Don Marsh, accusing him of defrauding it of millions of dollars to finance extravagant trips and to buy expensive gifts for friends and family.

WISH-TV reports that Don Marsh calls the company's lawsuit an effort to tarnish his reputation.

Jury selection was scheduled to begin Monday in federal court in Indianapolis. His trial is expected to take about two weeks if there's no settlement.

Documents say Don Marsh abused his authority as CEO "to facilitate his covert use of its coffers as his own personal checkbook."