Tagged: brandon barber

Appeal Court Upholds Decision to Toss K. Vaughn Knight Convictions

by Gwen Moritz 9/2/2015 10:47 am

Federal prosecutors in the Western District of Arkansas have to decide whether to retry K. Vaughn Knight after the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals agreed with the trial judge's decision to throw out his convictions.

Brandon Barber Counteroffers Judge's Order To Cash Out Life Insurance

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/27/2015 12:00 am

Brandon Barber, the former northwest Arkansas real estate developer, urged U.S. District Court Judge P.K. Holmes III to reconsider his order that calls for Barber’s life insurance policy to be liquidated.

Tandem Appeals To Be Heard in Brandon Barber Cases

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/8/2015 12:00 am

A three-judge panel will hear oral arguments Thursday in the appeal of James Van Doren and on Friday in an appeal by federal prosecutors.

Judge Orders Brandon Barber to Pay $450K in Restitution

by Lance Turner 1/22/2015 10:05 am

U.S. District Judge P.K. Holmes orders former northwest Arkansas real estate developer Brandon Barber to pay $450,000 in restitution to First Federal Bank, a figure significantly less than what the U.S. Attorney's office calculated last fall.

The Top 10 Business Stories of 2014

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/30/2014 7:12 pm

Politics, white-collar crime, banking acquisitions, Turner Grain and more. Arkansas Business recaps the top 10 stories from the year that was 2014.

Best Quotes of 2014

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/30/2014 11:15 am

They said it: The best quotes of the year.

Barber Claims His Restitution Should Only be $550,000

by Mark Friedman 12/12/2014 4:55 pm

Federal prosecutors want Barber to pay $16.2 million in restitution, but the former northwest Arkansas real estate developer says he should only have to pay $550,000.

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.