Tagged: brandon barber

James Van Doren: I Shouldn't Have Signed the Plea Agreement

by George Waldon 11/10/2014 12:00 am

James Van Doren freely admits he was weak and didn’t do the right thing. The New York investment banker isn’t talking about his involvement in financial dealings that culminated in his being sentenced last week to 15 months in federal prison.

Character References Help Brandon Barber Elude 20-Year Sentence

by Marty Cook 11/3/2014 12:00 am

When it came to sentencing in federal court, Brandon Barber could have had the book thrown at him. But facing U.S. District Judge P.K. Holmes last Tuesday, he still had some things going for him.

Brandon Barber Sentenced to 65 Months in Prison for Fraud, Money Laundering

by Marty Cook 10/28/2014 1:08 pm

Brandon Barber, a former northwest Arkansas developer, was sentenced Tuesday in federal court to 65 months in prison for bank fraud and money laundering. "More than a half-decade ago, I made bad decisions based on my selfishness and pride," Barber told Judge P.K. Holmes. "I failed those who loved and trusted me the most."

Friends of Brandon Barber Call for Leniency

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/25/2014 12:00 am

Disgraced northwest Arkansas real estate developer Brandon Barber wants to be sentenced to five years or less in federal prison instead of the nearly 20 years that federal prosecutors are pushing for. His friends have filled a court filing with supportive statements.

Brandon Barber Should Serve About 20 Years, Feds Say

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/28/2014 12:00 am

Brandon Barber’s day of reckoning approaches — he’s scheduled for sentencing in Fort Smith on Aug. 13 — and federal prosecutors think the bankrupt northwest Arkansas real estate developer should spend a very, very long time in prison.

Brandon Barber Should Serve About 20 Years, Feds Say

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/25/2014 8:52 am

Brandon Barber’s day of reckoning approaches — he’s scheduled for sentencing in Fort Smith on Aug. 13 — and federal prosecutors think the bankrupt northwest Arkansas real estate developer should spend a very, very long time in prison.

Prosecutors Plan Appeal in Case of Brandon Barber's Attorney, K. Vaughn Knight

by Gwen Moritz 7/8/2014 4:56 pm

Conner Eldridge, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, and First Assistant U.S. Attorney Wendy L. Johnson filed notice that they will appeal U.S. District Judge P.K. Holmes' decision to throw out a jury's conviction of Knight on eight felony charges.

Barber Banker James Van Doren Reconsiders Guilty Plea

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/23/2014 12:00 am

James Van Doren, the New York investment banker and ex-friend of former high-flying northwest Arkansas developer Brandon Barber, has asked to withdraw his guilty plea to one count of money laundering for Barber. U.S. District Judge P.K. Holmes III recently denied that motion.

Barber Attorney Vaughn Knight's Case Remains in Limbo as Conner Eldridge Considers Next Move

by Mark Friedman 6/23/2014 12:00 am

Conner Eldridge, U.S. attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, said last week that he’s still deciding what to do with the case of K. Vaughn Knight, the attorney for former northwest Arkansas real estate developer Brandon Barber.

Jury Finds Brandon Barber's Lawyer, K. Vaughn Knight, Guilty on Eight Counts

by Mark Friedman 11/18/2013 2:21 pm

K. Vaughn Knight, the attorney for Brandon Barber, was found guilty in U.S. District Court in Fort Smith on eight counts including bankruptcy fraud and money laundering.

Brandon Barber Co-Defendant David Fisher Acquitted

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/23/2013 1:53 pm

David Fisher, a Rogers attorney accused of conspiring with convicted northwest Arkansas developer Brandon Barber, was acquitted in federal court on Wednesday.

Barber Co-Defendant Brandon Rains Pleads Guilty

by Gwen Moritz 10/17/2013 3:06 pm

Yet another co-defendant of bankrupt northwest Arkansas developer Brandon Barber pleaded guilty to a federal crime on Thursday. Brandon Rains, who had been charged with one count of conspiracy to commit bank fraud and one count of money laundering, made a deal with federal prosecutors.

Brandon Barber's Co-Defendant Jeff Whorton Pleads Guilty

by Gwen Moritz 8/27/2013 9:20 am

Jeff Whorton, a co-defendant in one of two federal cases involving bankrupt northwest Arkansas real estate developer Brandon Barber, pleaded guilty Monday to conspiracy to commit bank fraud and money laundering.

Brandon Barber Co-Defendant James Van Doren Pleads Guilty to 1 Count of Money Laundering

by Mark Friedman 8/23/2013 2:52 pm

James Van Doren, a co-defendant in a federal indictment involving former northwest Arkansas developer Brandon Barber, pleaded guilty Friday to one count of money laundering and agreed to pay $22,000.

Brandon Barber Co-Defendant James Van Doren Set For Plea Change Hearing

by Chris Bahn 8/21/2013 2:30 pm

James Van Doren, a co-defendant in a federal indictment involving former northwest Arkansas developer Brandon Barber, is set for a plea change hearing on Friday.

Nine Lives, All Used Up (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 8/5/2013 12:00 am

Brandon Barber’s story is a sad one: A supercharged business career fueled by pride, family connections and bank fraud that flamed out before he was 35. Gambling debts, hot checks, DWIs, divorce, bankruptcy. It would make a dandy Greek tragedy if the protagonist had shown more potential for true greatness, rather than reckless opportunism, in the first place.

Brandon Barber Pleads Guilty to 3 Counts in Bank Fraud Case

by Chris Bahn and Lance Turner 7/31/2013 2:25 pm

Former northwest Arkansas developer Brandon Barber entered guilty pleas to three counts Wednesday in federal court in Fort Smith, changing previously entered not-guilty pleas in a pair of federal indictments pending against him.

Brandon Barber Scheduled to Change Plea in Federal Indictments

by Chris Bahn 7/29/2013 4:35 pm

Former northwest Arkansas developer Brandon Barber and co-defendant Brandon Rains are scheduled to appear in federal court on Wednesday afternoon, and the docket indicates that they plan to change their not guilty pleas.

Brandon Barber, Vaughn Knight Hit With Lawsuit by Co-Defendant James Van Doren

by Chris Bahn 7/29/2013 3:17 pm

The complaint appears to be another attempt by James Van Doren to separate himself from his co-defendants in a federal court trial for money laundering and bankruptcy fraud that is scheduled to start on Sept. 16. Van Doren asks for unspecified compensatory and punitive damages.

Judge Orders Brandon Barber to Remain Jailed

by Associated Press 7/16/2013 10:14 am

A federal judge has turned away a request to get out of jail by real estate developer Brandon Barber prior to his trial for alleged financial crimes.