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How A Trans-Atlantic Investment Scam Ensnared Credit Union President Joyce Judy

How A Trans-Atlantic Investment Scam Ensnared Credit Union President Joyce Judy

The following story of how the president of a small credit union in Little Rock was ensnared in an international investment scam was pieced together from depositions and exhibits filed in the North Carolina civil case and from official documents filed in the criminal cases.
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Trial Set for Former ThermoEnergy Exec Andrew Melton on Fraud Charges

Melton's facing allegations that he used almost $110,000 of ThermoEnergy's money to pay a personal judgment against him and then doctored the company's financial statements to make it appear that the payments were legitimate business expenses.
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Global Tel-Link Sues State over Prison Phones

A company that responded to the state prison system's request for proposals for an inmate call system has filed a lawsuit against the state, arguing it was not fairly evaluated.
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Arkansas Pays Overdue Docketing Fee in Gay Marriage Case

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Report: State Jobless Rate Down to 5.7 Percent

Arkansas' unemployment rate fell to 5.7 percent in December, dropping two-tenths of a percentage point from November, according to a report from the state Department of Workforce Services. read more >

Magellan Pipeline Seeks Eminent Domain on Slice of Property

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Central Arkansas Regains Jobs Lost During Recession

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Arkansas' Biggest Deals of 2014 Soar While Value Slips

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Arkansas Legend Frank Broyles Inspires Push for Publicity Law

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Landowners Seek Ruling On Oil Firm's Eminent Domain Powers

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Ethics Panel Dismisses Complaint Against Leslie Rutledge

The Arkansas Ethics Commission has dismissed a complaint against Attorney General Leslie Rutledge that accused her violating state law by appearing in an outside group's campaign ad last year. read more >

Leslie Rutledge Asks for New Arguments in Gay Marriage Case

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White County Woman Wins $1.25M Defamation Case Against Website

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