PA Insurance Company Chief Faces Assault Charges

Post Date June 14, 2012 – After figuring out the husband of an employee to whom he alleged to having an affair with his wife, the chief executive officer of an established insurance company in Pennsylvania is now facing charges of defiant trespass and simple assault.  The insurance CEO identified as Kenneth Melani, 58 years old, of Highmark Inc., was charged on May 30 this year of the said cases by the Oakmont police force in Allegheny County. As stated in the local media reports, Melani allegedly went to the house of Mark Mayler, where the assault took place on Sunday. Mark is married to Melissa Myler who told authorities that her affair with the Highmark CEO started shortly after she was hired at the company on October last year. The affair was discovered on January by Melani’s wife who later then told Mark Myler.

According to the criminal complaint, after the affair was discovered, Melissa moved out from their house in Oakmont and moved in with Melani.  Highmark Inc., through their spokesperson, Michael Weinstein released a statement to the media stating that Melani’s case is a personal matter and that the CEO is already on an unpaid leave of absences from the insurance company to resolve the issue.  If convicted, his termination is assured. The Pittsburgh-based insurance company is a licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. It provides insurance coverage to about 4.8 million Pennsylvania and West Virginia residents. In 2010, Highmark had revenues of $14.6 billion.


Michael E. Dortch
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