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Banker, Investor Testify in Rogers Hearing in Chicago

by George Waldon 11/20/2017 12:58 pm

A federal judge in Chicago ordered that serial fraudster John Rogers remain near the courtroom and within sight of FBI agents until a hearing is reconvened at 1:30 today.

Mr. Rogers In Chicago: Can You Say Prison?

by George Waldon 11/20/2017 12:00 am

Instead of plea-reduced sentencing, John Rogers faces a bond revocation hearing in U.S. District Court in Chicago for financially enriching himself through more illegal shenanigans.

Arkansas Banks Sub ITMs for Tellers to Gain Competitive Edge

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 10/9/2017 12:00 am

Several Arkansas banks are using interactive teller machines to offer extended hours and better service to their customers, grow their deposits and gain a competitive edge, especially in new markets.

First Arkansas Bank & Trust Branches Out Into Conway

by George Waldon 9/11/2017 12:00 am

First Arkansas Bank & Trust of Jacksonville struck a $1.5 million deal to buy a Conway branch from Simmons Bank of Pine Bluff.

Update: First Arkansas Bank & Trust to Open Branch In Conway

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/14/2017 2:42 pm

First Arkansas Bank & Trust of Jacksonville enters Conway for the first time, purchasing a vacant bank branch at Hogan Road and Prince Street.

House of Cards: How John Rogers Bilked Banks, Conned Collectors

by George Waldon 5/29/2017 12:00 am

Not many people know that John Rogers was a millionaire real estate investor before he began serious work building his sports memorabilia and photo empire in North Little Rock. That’s because he wasn’t. It’s a big, fat lie.

Update: John Rogers Pleads Guilty to Fraud, Cites 'Greed'

by George Waldon 3/7/2017 6:57 am

John Rogers of North Little Rock, who federal prosecutors say defrauded investors by offering a phony Heisman Trophy as collateral for a $100,000 loan, has pleaded guilty to wire fraud. He says his motivation was "greed" and also admitted to selling inauthentic memorabilia.

Conlon Settlement Offers Small Payouts to John Rogers Investors

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/27/2017 12:00 am

An 11th-hour settlement spared Pulaski County Circuit Judge Chris Piazza from deciding how to divvy $1.5 million from last year’s auction of the famed Conlon Collection, formerly owned by John Rogers

John Rogers’ Creditors Line Up For $1.5 Million

by George Waldon 1/23/2017 12:00 am

The battle over the biggest asset remaining from John Rogers’ murky business dealings and insolvent ventures begins next week in Little Rock.

Case Closed: The Final Orders of Four John Rogers Lawsuits

by George Waldon 1/23/2017 12:00 am

Though dormant on the court dockets, some lawsuits against John Rogers and his business ventures remain technically active.

Victim: John Rogers’ Promises ‘All Lies’

by George Waldon 10/31/2016 12:00 am

The sweeping criminal charge against John Rogers is sprinkled with details on some schemes of the alleged serial fraudster while overlooking others.

Kim Crook, First Arkansas Bank & Trust (Large Bank CFO of the Year Finalist)

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/24/2016 12:00 am

In a telephone discussion of Kim Crook’s 27 years at First Arkansas Bank & Trust, she said she had been the financial institution’s CFO for about 15 years. But it turns out time does fly when you’re having fun: She emailed a few minutes later to say it had actually been 20 years.

U.S. Attorney in Chicago Charges John Rogers for Fraud

by George Waldon 9/12/2016 1:24 pm

The U.S. Attorney in Chicago leveled long-expected fraud charges against John Rogers, the former owner of Sports Card Plus and Rogers Photo Archive of North Little Rock.

Facebook Page Offers Peek Into John Rogers’ Thinking

by George Waldon 5/16/2016 12:00 am

Even the conservative assessment by a court-appointed receiver proved to be overly optimistic regarding the insolvent business interests of John Rogers, whose Facebook page recently offered up what read almost like a confession.

Rickerby Collection Part of John Rogers Battle

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/28/2016 12:00 am

The battle over the bones of the insolvent John Rogers photo archives continues to narrow down to specific assets.

Tammy Tompkins New Mortgage Manager at First Arkansas Bank & Trust (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/14/2016 12:00 am

Tammy Tompkins has been hired as manager of the mortgage department of First Arkansas Bank & Trust of Jacksonville. A graduate of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Tompkins worked in commercial property management in New Orleans and Dallas. After moving back to Arkansas in 2003, she has worked in real estate sales, construction and development.

Auctioneer Punished for Tipping Off John Rogers

by George Waldon 2/22/2016 12:00 am

Doug Allen, a partner with John Rogers in Legendary Auctions, received a stiffer sentence for fraud and other charges because of a March 2014 conversation with Rogers, who was wearing a wire for federal investigators.

Judge Approves Sale of John Rogers Photos

by George Waldon 1/25/2016 12:00 am

One of the historic treasures of early 20th century major league baseball is headed toward the auction block, but conflicting claims on the famed Conlon Collection still await courtroom resolution.

Judge Sets $50,000 Bond for John Rogers

by George Waldon 12/8/2015 12:00 pm

The conditions for the jail release of alleged serial fraudster John Rogers were set this morning at a bond hearing in North Little Rock District Court.

Bank Wants Back John Rogers SUV Sold for $100

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/26/2015 12:00 am

On paper, someone got an automotive bargain at a public auction two months ago. However, a high bid of $100 for an SUV once owned by alleged serial fraudster John Rogers is now in controversy.