Newtek Business Services Corp. on March 22 said five former employees of unit ADR Partners LLC, which does business as banc-serv Partners LLC, were taken into custody over a federal investigation into their alleged conduct before Newtek acquired the company.
Newtek said after its $5.4 million investment in banc-serv, the Federal Bureau of Investigation issued a search warrant on banc-serv to probe its offices in Westfield, Ind., and outside counsel was retained to conduct an investigation.
Newtek added that beginning in 2018, banc-serv's customers were given the opportunity to contract the services of another lender-service portfolio company under them. The company said a majority of these customers had used this option as of March 15.
Newtek said the issue would not materially affect its financial condition or its operations.