They have had their day in court. More will come. A lawyer insists they will be vindicated.

They are the six charged with embezzling as much as $600 million from about 150,000 consumers who bought pre-arranged funeral contracts from St. Louis area-based National Prearranged Services. A 50-count indictment was made public this week by federal prosecutors in St. Louis. The indictment accuses James Douglass Cassity and five others of taking the money from consumers and using it in a variety of ways…except to pay for funeral services.

Cassity has pleaded not guilty in federal court. His lawyer says Cassity believes in his heart and soul that he will be vindicated.