Brandon Barber Expected Back In Court; New Co-Defendant Enters Not Guilty Plea

by Chris Bahn  on Tuesday, Jun. 11, 2013 9:35 am  

Brandon Barber

Former northwest Arkansas developer Brandon Barber is expected to be back in federal court on Friday after two orders were issued by U.S. Magistrate Judge Erin Setser.

Barber is scheduled to be arraigned at 1 p.m. Friday on a superseding indictment that added co-defendant David Fisher to the charges of attempting to defraud First Federal Bank of Harrison. Barber also has a show-cause hearing before Setser, who has requested a more in-depth look at Barber's financial records.

Setser requested financial records from Barber in May after it was discovered Barber spent money while on home detention. At the time Barber was only allowed to leave the house for work and medical or family responsibilities. He is under home incarceration in New York.

Fisher, a Rogers attorney, entered a not guilty plea during an arraignment on Monday. Fisher was indicted as a co-defendant last week and charged with fraud. He faces 30 years in prison and $1 million in fines if convicted. Fisher is free on $20,000 collateral bond leading up to the Oct. 21. trial.



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