Tagged: gary rickenbach

Two Former One Bank Execs Set for October Trial

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/5/2016 12:00 am

The knottiest white-collar criminal case in recent memory should finally go to trial next month, but only half of the original defendants will face the jury.

Fifth Amendment Rights Behind One Bank & Trust Trial Delay

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/6/2016 12:00 am

An unusual plea deal struck by former One Bank & Trust executive Gary Rickenbach has delayed the trial of two of his former co-workers, Brad Paul and Mike Heald

Trial Set for June 1 for Former One Bank Execs

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/23/2016 12:00 am

The federal criminal trial of two remaining defendants formerly of One Bank & Trust of Little Rock is still scheduled to start next week, although indications are that it will be June 1 rather than May 30.

'When You Steal $1.5 Million …' (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 3/7/2016 12:00 am

For the second straight week, I’m going to write about listening to the Chief U.S. District Judge deliver a well-reasoned message on fair play.

Scooter Stuart’s Fall Still Feeds Litigation

by George Waldon 2/29/2016 12:00 am

Only a handful of lawsuits that erupted from the upheaval at One Bank & Trust continue to wind through the court system.

One Bank Customer Solaroli Sentenced to One Year in Federal Prison

by Gwen Moritz 2/26/2016 6:17 pm

"I think when you steal $1.5 million, you deserve prison," Chief U.S. District Judge Brian Miller of Little Rock told Alberto Solaroli, the Canadian citizen who pleaded guilty to laundering proceeds from a 2007 bank loan.

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.

Judge Dismisses 4-Count Indictment Against Tom Whitehead

by Gwen Moritz 12/14/2015 11:17 am

The four-count criminal indictment against former One Bank & Trust executive Tom Whitehead was dismissed Thursday by U.S. District Judge Kristine G. Baker at the request of federal prosecutors.

Gary Rickenbach Offers Conditional Guilty Plea in One Bank Case

by Gwen Moritz 11/24/2015 11:37 am

Gary Rickenbach, the former senior executive vice president of One Bank & Trust of Little Rock, offered a conditional guilty plea in federal court provided the judge agrees to sentence him to two years of probation.

Federal Prosecutors Sue Scooter Stuart's Estate, Family Trusts

by Gwen Moritz 7/8/2015 10:27 am

The lawsuit is the latest in a cascade of civil and criminal cases alleging widespread and long-term fraud by Stuart and other executives of One Bank & Trust and its holding company.

Matthew Sweet, Former One Bank Controller, Sentenced to Probation

by Gwen Moritz 4/29/2015 4:03 pm

Federal prosecutors agreed to seek no prison time for Sweet, who had repaid One Bank for $110,000 embezzled to pay his personal credit cards.

One Bank Customer Pleads Guilty to Reduced Federal Charge of Money Laundering

by Gwen Moritz 4/13/2015 4:57 pm

In a plea deal reached with the U.S. Attorney's Office in Little Rock, Albert Solaroli pleaded guilty to laundering $120,000 of the loan in exchange for having a pending bank fraud charge dismissed.

Grand Jury Indicts 4 Tied to One Bank Loans to Alberto Solaroli

by George Waldon 3/4/2015 5:06 pm

A grand jury indictment names a quartet of former top executives at One Bank & Trust in an alleged conspiracy to defraud the federal government.

Matthew Sweet Pleads Guilty to Money Laundering

by Gwen Moritz 1/7/2015 3:52 pm

Matthew D. Sweet, the former comptroller of One Bank & Trust of Little Rock, pleaded guilty Wednesday to a single count of money laundering, and federal prosecutors have agreed to recommend a sentence of probation.

Former One Bank Officer Matthew Sweet to Plead Guilty

by Gwen Moritz 1/6/2015 8:25 am

Matthew D. Sweet, the former vice president and controller of Little Rock's One Bank & Trust, will plead guilty Wednesday to one of the 60 federal felony counts that have been pending for more than a year.

One Bank Takes Claims Against David Crews to Federal Bankruptcy Court

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/20/2014 12:00 am

The financial tiff between David Crews and Little Rock’s One Bank & Trust has shifted venues from Pulaski County Circuit Court to U.S. Bankruptcy Court.

Court Appoints Former LR Mayor Special Administrator in Scooter Stuart Case

by George Waldon 10/13/2014 12:00 am

Tom Prince, former Little Rock mayor, has entered the fray between Little Rock’s One Bank & Trust and the estate of its former controlling owner and CEO, Layton “Scooter” Stuart.

Scooter Stuart’s Tainted Assets Draw More Fire

by George Waldon 9/1/2014 12:00 am

This year’s number of new lawsuits surrounding the controversial business affairs of the late Layton “Scooter” Stuart indicates the rancor is only growing.

Rickenbach Indictment Reveals More Details of One Bank Under Scooter Stuart

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/14/2014 12:00 am

One Bank & Trust’s foolhardy loan of $1.5 million to a penny-stock operator resulted in a federal criminal indictment of former EVP Gary Rickenbach. But a second indictment brings new revelations about the management mess there under the late Layton “Scooter” Stuart.

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.


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