Tagged: chris thyer

US Attorney Files to Dismiss Mail Fraud Charges Against Martha Shoffner

by Gwen Moritz 11/25/2014 3:28 pm

U.S. Attorney Chris Thyer of the Eastern District of Arkansas says his office has filed a motion to dismiss the mail fraud charges against former Arkansas Treasurer Martha Shoffner. "We don't have any objection to it," Chuck Banks, Shoffner's defense attorney, said of the motion to dismiss.

Former Little Rock Tax Preparer Pleads Guilty; Scam Cost Government $1.1M

by Gwen Moritz 8/26/2014 10:40 am

Christopher T. Craig pleaded guilty to just two cases of diverting tax payments to himself, but he admitted that the loss to the government was much greater.

NLR Woman Pleads Guilty to $1M Payroll Fraud

by Gwen Moritz 8/19/2014 5:36 pm

Regina Lynn Paff, 53, who handled the payroll for AGL Corp. of Jacksonville, pleaded guilty to a single count of wire fraud filed directly by federal prosecutors.

Forest Place Arsonist Pleads Guilty to Two Counts

by Gwen Moritz 8/1/2014 5:04 pm

Lacey Rae Moore faces at least 12 years in prison and has agreed to pay restitution of more than $12.5 million for damage caused by seven fires, including five for which criminal charges were dropped as part of her plea deal.

Former One Bank SVP Gary Rickenbach Indicted on Federal Bank Fraud Charges

by Gwen Moritz 4/2/2014 6:05 pm

A conspiracy charge seems to be related to a $1.5 million loan that has already resulted in bank fraud charges against the Florida borrower, Alberto Solaroli; other charges allege deliberate fraud against the federal TARP program.

Pulaski County Judge Griffen Finds U.S. Attorney's Office in Contempt

by Gwen Moritz 11/1/2013 3:51 pm

Pulaski County Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen on Friday found that the U.S. Attorney's Office in Little Rock was in contempt of court for failing to pay three private defense attorneys the fees he had ordered more than a year ago.

State, Feds Seek Civil Penalties from ExxonMobil Over Mayflower Oil Spill

by Chuck Bartels, The Associated Press 6/13/2013 3:20 pm

State and federal authorities want a judge to find ExxonMobil broke the law when a pipeline failed at Mayflower and spilled an estimated 150,000 gallons of crude oil in a neighborhood and adjacent waterway, authorities announced Thursday.

U.S. District Court Criminal Filings Mixed, Bankruptcies Decline

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

Criminal charges in the U.S. District Court’s Western District of Arkansas climbed 7.1 percent for the 12-month period that ended March 31, 2012.

LR Developer Steve Clary Pleads Guilty to Mail Fraud

by Gwen Moritz 2/7/2013 6:40 pm

Roger Stephen "Steve" Clary pleaded guilty Thursday to a single count of mail fraud, admitting that he misused almost $1.6 milion of a $4.5 million loan he received from Bank of America Leasing Capital in 2008. Four other federal felony counts were dismissed.

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.