Three former top executives of Bankers Trust Co. have been indicted on felony charges accusing them of robbing unclaimed client funds and diverting them to the bank's own coffers to boost their department's financial performance.

B.J. Kingdon, a former Bankers Trust managing director who headed the department that allegedly stole clients' money, and former executives Kenneth Goglia and Harvey Plante were charged in federal court in Manhattan with conspiracy, misapplication of bank funds, and making false entries in the bank's books and records.

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