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Change in IRS Policy Returns Seized Money

by Mark Friedman 12/1/2014 12:00 am

A recent change in the Internal Revenue Service’s policy on seized money has already helped one Arkansan who had nearly $34,000 seized because of the way he made his bank deposits.

IRS Change Too Late for Structuring Defendants

by Mark Friedman 12/1/2014 12:00 am

Patrice Duncan said she and her husband never thought much about bank deposits for their family-owned business in Conway until Jan. 24, 2012. That’s the day the Internal Revenue Service seized $94,500 from the company’s account.

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 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 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.

Lafayette County Treasurer Indicted for Stealing $162,000, Pleads Not Guilty

by Mark Friedman 4/11/2014 2:54 pm

A federal grand jury has indicted the Lafayette County treasurer on two counts tied to embezzling at least $162,000 from the Lafayette County Treasurer's Office.

Signs of $14.7 Million Medicare Fraud from Mountain Home Doctor Date Back for Years

by Mark Friedman 3/31/2014 12:00 am

If Dr. Stacey M. Johnson of Mountain Home had not died earlier this year at 63, he likely would have been charged with overbilling Medicare by $14.7 million, according to a criminal investigator’s affidavit that was recently made public.

Jason Stallcup Gets 27 Years in Prison for Fayetteville Jewelry Store Robbery

by Lee Hogan 3/20/2014 2:31 pm

A Michigan man was sentenced Thursday to 327 months, or more than 27 years, in prison and ordered to pay more than $173,000 in restitution for the 2008 armed robbery of a Fayetteville jewelry store on Dickson Street.

New Federal Charges Filed Against Steve Standridge

by Gwen Moritz 12/23/2013 12:00 am

Steve Standridge, who already faces 12 federal felony charges related to alleged bank fraud in the Eastern District of Arkansas, has pleaded not guilty to 23 additional federal felony counts.

Late Mountain Home Doctor May Have Crafted Largest Medicare Fraud in State's History: $14.7M

by Mark Friedman 10/14/2013 12:00 am

If Dr. Stacey M. Johnson of Mountain Home had not died earlier this year at 63, he likely would have been charged with overbilling Medicare by $14.7 million, according to a criminal investigator’s affidavit that was recently made public.

James Bolt to Remain in Jail As FBI Investigates Murder Connection

by Gwen Moritz 9/4/2013 4:07 pm

James W. Bolt will be staying in jail after a federal court hearing in which an FBI agent said the Rogers businessman was suspected of being an accessory to a 2011 murder in southeast Missouri.

Rogers Businessman James Bolt Charged With 12 Counts of Fraud, Money Laundering

by Gwen Moritz 9/3/2013 4:19 pm

James W. Bolt, the ex-convict who was arrested Thursday on a federal criminal complaint, was arraigned Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Fayetteville.

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.

Federal Agents Make More Use Of Seizure Powers

by Mark Friedman 7/15/2013 12:00 am

Government seizures of money and property are on the rise. Critics say the government taking property from people who haven't been charged with a crime is a problem.

Brandon Barber Faces Bond Revocation, Jail For Violating Pretrial Release Terms

by Chris Bahn 6/13/2013 9:42 am

Former northwest Arkansas developer Brandon Barber faces the revocation of his bond and jail time for allegedly violating the terms of his release pending trials on fraud and money laundering charges.

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.

Brandon Barber Pleads Not Guilty, Faces Business, Travel Restrictions

by Chris Bahn 4/15/2013 12:27 pm

Former northwest Arkansas real estate developer Brandon Barber pleaded not guilty to an assortment of money laundering and fraud charges during an arraignment hearing Monday in Fayetteville.

Arizona Man Pleads Guilty to $1 Million Fraud

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/21/2013 3:27 pm

Conner Eldridge, Arkansas' Western District U.S. Attorney, says Michael Columbia, 27, of Arizona, pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud for using his company to defraud a customer of about $1 million dollars.