Janette

North Las Vegas, NV

#22 Feb 21, 2010
I have reviewed the entire case. This board was getting a bonus for the banks growth. Check the filed call reports. Over 5 customers over the legal lending limit. Not just one. I have all the records for this case, and it shows a better picture. Money paid to a board member from a convicted customer? Any other questions, feel free to ask.
Agnes

North Aurora, IL

#23 Mar 8, 2010
My nephew is employed by the federal bureau prisons in indiana. He says Bryan is in the cushiest part of the place, some type of work release place where he now has obtained an indiana drivers license and drives to fast food places and buys booze whenever he wants using a government vehicle. Someone should talk to the district attorney that prosecuted this massive fraud! Why are my tax dollars being spent so he can live it up at our expense anyway? The company I'm a bookeeper at supplied all the sausages for Bryans racetrack and he bounced checks and left thousands in unpaid bills. This kid has a lot of nerve and zero remorse for his crimes folks.
Amber

North Las Vegas, NV

#24 Mar 8, 2010
Agnes wrote:
My nephew is employed by the federal bureau prisons in indiana. He says Bryan is in the cushiest part of the place, some type of work release place where he now has obtained an indiana drivers license and drives to fast food places and buys booze whenever he wants using a government vehicle.
Your nephew must not be doing a very good job as a guard if he is allowing prisoners to run around town and buy fast food and alcohol. Seems odd to me that a guard would not allow that to happen unless he was getting some sort of kick back from it. Maybe Severson is running his errands while your nephew is supposedly "working". And as far as your tax dollars being spent on Severson's "cushy" residence and care, seems to me the best thing for you to do is write the district attorney and tell him that you think he should serve his sentence by doing community service and contributing to society and save yourself the tax dollars if you are so sure that its being spent irresponsibly. Reduce the sentence, reduce the money you have to spend on him. Another point, I'm not really sure the "cushy" place he is in is equalvent to being with his friends and family. But i'm sure your nephew the "guard" knows it all. I think I'm going to write the Warden at Terre Haute FPC and let him know what a bang up job his guards are doing. What'd you say your nephew's name was?
Jody

Chicago, IL

#25 Mar 9, 2010
Agnes wrote, "This kid has a lot of nerve and zero remorse for his crimes folks."

I couldn't agree more, Agnes! Why does your nephew say Bryan is in the work release area of the prison?

Shouldn't he be locked up with the Bernie Madoff's and shoe-bomber's???

And why would they allow him to have a driver's license and a government vehicle? That's no punishment for Bryan's crime wave!
Harvey Merideth

Mchenry, IL

#26 Mar 10, 2010
Hardyman, Severson, Said - they're all slime. Why keep going over the same B.S.? They should ALL be breakin rocks for many years and not driving around in government vehicles in work release setting if you ask me.

Amber, you sound defensive enough to be Bryan Severson's lover or mother !? Or are you just one of the beneficiaries of "Bryan's largesse" (in other words, other people's money!)
Amber

North Las Vegas, NV

#27 Mar 10, 2010
Harvey Merideth wrote:
Hardyman, Severson, Said - they're all slime. Why keep going over the same B.S.? They should ALL be breakin rocks for many years and not driving around in government vehicles in work release setting if you ask me.
Amber, you sound defensive enough to be Bryan Severson's lover or mother !? Or are you just one of the beneficiaries of "Bryan's largesse" (in other words, other people's money!)
I just think people should do their jobs. If your job is to be a prison guard, guard the prisoners! Excuse me for pointing out a flaw in someone's logic. Many of the people here are in an uproar over Severson driving a government vehicle to do his assigned job at the prison, and they don't want to pay for him to be there, but he should get as many years as the shoebomber? That's ridiculous non sequitur thinking. Maybe he should get the death penalty too? Severson is a nonviolent criminal who was made an example of-the scapegoat for the entire downfall of the institution. You don't have to be someone's lover or mother to see that he got the raw end of the deal.
Wilbur

Milwaukee, WI

#28 Mar 13, 2010
As far as community service is concerned, he had his chance for that - if I recall correctly, he emptied out our community's bank!

Harvey had it right, they all need to be busting rocks.
Ian Calvert

Milwaukee, WI

#29 Mar 13, 2010
Fast wrote:
Without question this guy was bad!
Instead of standing up for the guy, do a little research, check all the people and businesses he has screwed since his very first business.
Already a convicted felon, long before a jury of his peers added these last 28 felonies, this guy was all about the cash.
He has harmed people and businesses all across Wisconsin.
Visit the Wisconsin courts public access site and see how many judgements he has lost and never paid anything on.
Then just imagine, that these are only the individuals and businesses willing to throw more good money after this bad guy knowing his pattern and MO of not paying judgements. These are just the tip of the iceberg.
He got off light. He should have been ordered to 140 months on each felony , one AFTER the other.
Lastly remember, these latest felony convictions only apply to the fraud and harm he did to the bank - NOT to the others he ripped off or harmed.
Playing dumb was part of his MO, but he was far from stupid.
Yes, Fast - I too did the research. Without question Bryan got less than he deserved. The 140 months he got was even less than what the law called for, and then the little slimeball has the balls to appeal his sentence and cry that he got too much time and was oversentenced! Amber, on what possible basis do you posit that Bryan got a "raw deal" ???
Peter Lick

Oconomowoc, WI

#30 Mar 17, 2010
I used to be in the Prison Camp with Bryan, and I can tell you that he is absolutely quality individual. He volunteers his free time to referee basketball and softball games, and is always ready with a hearty 'hey, how are doing?' to everyone that comes his way. He is friendly and clean, and always the first to bend over in the shower to pick up another guy's dropped soap. He never said no when another guy needed someone to step into a hot, steamy shower to shave a fella's backside, know what I mean? Those of you at this blog who are always running down Bryan don't know him the way I do!
James Harder

Berwick, PA

#31 Mar 26, 2010
Bill Garette wrote:
Any proof of that? Brian did get a raw deal! He was simply running a couple of growing businesses. If the truth was brought out, all would see. He's really a good guy!
Ok, since you'd like the "truth to be brought out" why not look at what Judge Crabb said about him at sentencing?
Crabb's sentence for Severson was below the range advised by federal sentencing guidelines, which was 14 to 171/2 years. But Severson also got a longer sentence than Hardyman, Crabb said, in part because Hardyman had no criminal record while Severson was on probation for insurance fraud at the time of his crimes.
If he is such a great guy, as you say, what the hell is he doing on probation for insurance fraud??? And what about the no liquor license at the racetrack??? How about the bogus checks he kept submitting for loan payments??? He didn't know??? Oh, puh-leease!!!
Lynn

United States

#32 Apr 1, 2010
All i want to say is its done!! its over with!! if you guys have nothing better to do is gossip over something nobody can explain.. then get off of it... talk about Tiger Woods or Jesse James or something.... Even Mark Hardyman got 3 years for saying some stupid stuff to the FBI to lessen his sentence and you know he is a really really good guy at heart(Severson).... He does feel like crap for everything that did happen.... he has an amazing son and all he wants to do now is get done and out of there and be home with his family... Everything is fishy!!! i just hope that what did happen with the bank directors and such i hope that they can't sleep at night knowing that they were hiding something.... same with everyone else involed!!! Bryan is also NOT being a little bitch in TERRE HAUTE i have seen him ample amount of times and he is keeping his head up and staying strong... like i said he just wants to do the time he has and get home to his son.....so its enough
Renee

North Las Vegas, NV

#33 Apr 4, 2010
Is this the same Bryan Severson that performed CPR on that basketball player for half an hour?
Leah

Peapack, NJ

#34 Apr 7, 2010
Bryan's a good guy!
Deb

Peapack, NJ

#35 Apr 8, 2010
I know Bryan very well. I was doing business with him. It is so easy to judge him with his conviction. I talk to him nearly once a week. I know he is sorry for everything. He has made some bad decisions in his financial life. He did not purposely intend to harm anyone. Yes he could've gotten 17 years, he got 12. I know a classmate of his that killed his friend, lied about driving the car, and only did a year in jail. Does that make any sense? The way people talk on here you'd think Bryan killed 10 people! The biggest mistake I feel he made was trying to stay in business! Yes he is the same guy who performed CPR on that basketball player. The same guy who volunteered to referee youth football and basketball. should be doing time with the shoe bomber? Really?
Kyle

United States

#36 Apr 14, 2010
Bottom line: if the bank would've followed policy and the law, they would not have loaned out money that exceeded the legal lending limit, would still be open, and NOBODY would be in jail. Do you know your bank's legal lending limit?
Cazenovia

United States

#37 Apr 17, 2010
Kyle wrote:
Bottom line: if the bank would've followed policy and the law, they would not have loaned out money that exceeded the legal lending limit, would still be open, and NOBODY would be in jail. Do you know your bank's legal lending limit?
Bottom Line, "Kyle": If Bryan hadn't kept going back to the well, over + over again, for more + more money, Hardyman would have not gone over the damned limit. Get with it, pal - read the trial transcripts + the "truth will come out" as all of you shills for Bryan keep claiming - read what his own employees said about the guy - he always had money, he cashed NSF checks from his many (supposedly) "growing businesses" - businesses he was never even AT because he was "too busy hanging out at the track with the girls and the drivers". Come on, people - read the Federal Court transcripts + cut the crap of trying to whitewash Bryan's crime spree.

As for those of you who claim he's sorry about the bank failing, well yeah - that's an easy sentiment to hold forth. Did he cop to ANY of his guilt / culpability at trial or via newspaper stories to his community? Always nice to say you are sorry about what happened after you go to prison for it. Quite another thing to actually confess your guilt + shame to your community + admit you were wrong. That's when the healing can begin. Not by trying to get your buddies to whitewash your reputation via an online blog after the fact. That will also have the positive effect of teaching that precious son of his he claims to "love so much" how a REAL MAN humbles himself + confesses his own guilt + shame. Then he moves on with life - taking positive steps to not repeat his mistakes.
Kyle

United States

#38 Apr 19, 2010
Cazenovia wrote:
<quoted text>
Bottom Line, "Kyle": If Bryan hadn't kept going back to the well, over + over again, for more + more money, Hardyman would have not gone over the damned limit. Get with it, pal - read the trial transcripts + the "truth will come out" as all of you shills for Bryan keep claiming - read what his own employees said about the guy - he always had money, he cashed NSF checks from his many (supposedly) "growing businesses" - businesses he was never even AT because he was "too busy hanging out at the track with the girls and the drivers". Come on, people - read the Federal Court transcripts + cut the crap of trying to whitewash Bryan's crime spree.
As for those of you who claim he's sorry about the bank failing, well yeah - that's an easy sentiment to hold forth. Did he cop to ANY of his guilt / culpability at trial or via newspaper stories to his community? Always nice to say you are sorry about what happened after you go to prison for it. Quite another thing to actually confess your guilt + shame to your community + admit you were wrong. That's when the healing can begin. Not by trying to get your buddies to whitewash your reputation via an online blog after the fact. That will also have the positive effect of teaching that precious son of his he claims to "love so much" how a REAL MAN humbles himself + confesses his own guilt + shame. Then he moves on with life - taking positive steps to not repeat his mistakes.
"Cazenovia" isn't it the job of the well keeper (ie Hardyman) to let the customer know when the well has run dry? You're conveniently missing the point by attacking Bryan's character. Nice! I'm not the one who needs to "get with it PAL!"
Cazenovia

Ohatchee, AL

#39 Apr 19, 2010
Oh, of course you are right, Kyle. Let's just skip past the $800,000 in NSF checks Bryan wrote to pay back the "well" - you are going to tell us he didn't know that for a period of more than 3 years he just happened to forget his checkbook was overdrawn EVERY DAY ?
Peter Lick

Chicago, IL

#40 Apr 19, 2010
Stop it! Its done - you are all upsetting poor Lynn by continuing to rail against poor, misunderstood Bryan Severson who loves his son more than any of the failed Bank of Blanchardville employees that are now out of work thanks to him! Just stop it, I tell you - he's a quality individual, don't you get it? He rescues basketball players by heroically performing CPR right on the court, and polishes keys for the prison guards in the control room at the prison where he's sorry for the crimes he didn't do! Don't you people get it? Why can't you all just listen to Lynn? She knows him and talks with him weekly, he's not guilty, don't you people get it?
Debra

Marshfield, WI

#41 May 28, 2010
As someone that knows all 3 individuals, they all received less than what they deserved! There isn't a one of them that didn't know what they were doing. I think it's a crock that Hardyman's sentence was just reduced for his "cooperation".

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