Tagged: brian miller

The Art of the Plea Deal (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 2/1/2016 12:00 am

While the sentence was up to Judge Holmes, defense lawyer W.H. Taylor of Fayetteville negotiated a deal in which Dennis Smiley Jr. pleaded guilty to only a single count of bank fraud — but he had to accept responsibility and restitution for more than 20 bank victims and their combined losses of nearly $5 million.

Countdown Ticks: Cash Or Court for One Bank & Trust?

by George Waldon 9/14/2015 12:00 am

The third anniversary of the regulator-mandated regime change at Little Rock’s One Bank & Trust is approaching. The national bank has endured a tumultuous ride since Layton “Scooter” Stuart was removed as chairman, president and CEO on Sept. 28, 2012.

Osceola Loses Bid to Recoup $4.9M From Entergy

by Mark Friedman 5/2/2014 4:11 pm

A U.S. District Court judge tosses out a lawsuit by the city of Osceola, which attempted to recover $4.9 million from Entergy Arkansas Inc.

Judge OKs Deal Ending Arkansas Desegregation Aid

by Kelly P. Kissel, The Associated Press 1/14/2014 8:25 am

Arkansas can stop making payments in one of the nation's most historic desegregation efforts, a judge has ruled, but he cautioned work remains to ensure students in the Little Rock area receive a proper education.

Trial for Steve Standridge Put Off Until 2014

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/26/2013 12:00 am

U.S. District Judge Brian Miller granted last week a motion by Standridge’s defense attorney, Tim Dudley of Little Rock, for a continuance. His trial is now scheduled for July 14, 2014.

Federal Judge Turns Down Deposition Request in Steve Standridge Case

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/10/2013 12:00 am

U.S. District Judge Brian Miller, the third federal judge to take on the bank fraud case of former Mount Ida insurance agent Steve Standridge, has said no to Standridge’s request to depose one of the government’s two primary witnesses.

Arkansas Business: Best Quotes of 2012

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/24/2012 12:00 am

From John L. Smith’s pep talk to reporters to U.S. District Judge Bill Wilson’s withering remarks to out-of-line prosecutors, they said it all in 2012.