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Clarksville Ponzi Schemer Sentenced to 90 Months
A photo of Dawn Wright-Olivares on the website BusinessFromHome.org, which carried an interview with her in March 2012, about five months before her sites, Zeekler and ZeekRewards, were shut down.

Clarksville Ponzi Schemer Sentenced to 90 Months

Federal prosecutors in North Carolina are winding up the case of ZeekRewards, an online Ponzi scheme that collected $850 million from 900,000 in-vestors in two and a half years, and two Clarksville residents were sentenced in the case last week.
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Phil Herrington Files Bankruptcy as Attorney for Oklahoma Development

Little Rock developer Philip Herrington recently filed a Chapter 11 reorganization for one of his developments in Oklahoma City.
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John Rogers Admits Cocaine Use in Facebook Post

You may have heard that alleged serial fraudster John Rogers recently divulged that his bad behavior included a fondness for cocaine.
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New $25M Baptist Memorial Hospital In West Memphis To Open in 2018

Baptist Memorial Health Care of Memphis expects its approximately $25 million hospital in Crittenden County to open sometime in the first half of 2018.
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