In this 1998 photo, Former President George H.W. Bush, second from left, took a look at Gilded Time with then-Sen. Jim Bunning, left, George Hofmeister, second from right, and Ben Walden Jr., far right, in 1998 at a fundraiser for Bunning at Vinery, a farm in Midway. Hofmeister and Walden were co-owners of Vinery at the time. Hofmeister pleaded guilty last week to theft from an employee pension plan and money laundering.
In this 1998 photo, Former President George H.W. Bush, second from left, took a look at Gilded Time with then-Sen. Jim Bunning, left, George Hofmeister, second from right, and Ben Walden Jr., far right, in 1998 at a fundraiser for Bunning at Vinery, a farm in Midway. Hofmeister and Walden were co-owners of Vinery at the time. Hofmeister pleaded guilty last week to theft from an employee pension plan and money laundering. Michelle Patterson Herald-Leader staff file photo
In this 1998 photo, Former President George H.W. Bush, second from left, took a look at Gilded Time with then-Sen. Jim Bunning, left, George Hofmeister, second from right, and Ben Walden Jr., far right, in 1998 at a fundraiser for Bunning at Vinery, a farm in Midway. Hofmeister and Walden were co-owners of Vinery at the time. Hofmeister pleaded guilty last week to theft from an employee pension plan and money laundering. Michelle Patterson Herald-Leader staff file photo

He hung out with a president, a senator, a Derby winner. Then, he stole from pension plans.

October 25, 2017 10:57 AM