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

by Mark Friedman 4/11/2014 02:54 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 02:31 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 04:07 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 04:19 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 02:52 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 09:42 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 03:27 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.

Lowell Pair Indicted in Alleged Investment Scam

by Gwen Moritz 1/21/2013 12:00 am

On Wednesday, a federal grand jury in the Western District of Arkansas indicted two Lowell residents, Allen Frederick Wichtendahl and Diana Stewart, on 16 criminal counts of cheating investors out of more than $1 million.

Lowell Fraud Case Leads To 16-Count Federal Indictment For Defrauding Investors

by Chris Bahn 1/17/2013 11:23 am

Allen Frederick Wichtendal and Diana Stewart were indicted Thursday on 16 federal counts of defrauding investors of more than $1 million.