During Beck’s trial and in the charges filed by the Ohio Attorney General’s Office, Beck was tapped as a key player in the failure of Christopher Technologies, which used TML owner Tom Lysaght as a fundraiser for the company. The prosecution claimed it was Beck with the late Lysaght who swindled investors out of money.
The charges against Beck fluctuated as the criminal investigation and the trial proceeded. He was initially charged with 16 counts in July 2013, then those charges ballooned to 69 counts in a February 2014 superseding indictment. They were reduced eventually to 38 counts in the waning weeks of 10-week trial last summer.