A federal grand jury has indicted Michael Halikias, chairman of Republic Bank of Chicago, accusing him of lying to regulators about a 1989 real estate loan.

Mr. Halikias was charged Oct. 8 with perjury and conspiring to defraud the Office of Thrift Supervision. The alleged crimes were in connection with an OTS investigation of a potential conflict of interest in a $2.6 million loan First Cook Community Bank made to Connaught Corp., a local real estate development firm.

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