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Brandon Barber Sentenced to 65 Months in Prison for Fraud, Money Laundering

by Marty Cook 10/28/2014 1:08 pm

Brandon Barber, a former northwest Arkansas developer, was sentenced Tuesday in federal court to 65 months in prison for bank fraud and money laundering. "More than a half-decade ago, I made bad decisions based on my selfishness and pride," Barber told Judge P.K. Holmes. "I failed those who loved and trusted me the most."

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 Co-Defendant Brandon Rains Pleads Guilty

by Gwen Moritz 10/17/2013 3:06 pm

Yet another co-defendant of bankrupt northwest Arkansas developer Brandon Barber pleaded guilty to a federal crime on Thursday. Brandon Rains, who had been charged with one count of conspiracy to commit bank fraud and one count of money laundering, made a deal with federal prosecutors.

Brandon Barber's Co-Defendant Jeff Whorton Pleads Guilty

by Gwen Moritz 8/27/2013 9:20 am

Jeff Whorton, a co-defendant in one of two federal cases involving bankrupt northwest Arkansas real estate developer Brandon Barber, pleaded guilty Monday to conspiracy to commit bank fraud and money laundering.

Brandon Barber Co-Defendant James Van Doren Set For Plea Change Hearing

by Chris Bahn 8/21/2013 2:30 pm

James Van Doren, a co-defendant in a federal indictment involving former northwest Arkansas developer Brandon Barber, is set for a plea change hearing on Friday.

Brandon Barber Scheduled to Change Plea in Federal Indictments

by Chris Bahn 7/29/2013 4:35 pm

Former northwest Arkansas developer Brandon Barber and co-defendant Brandon Rains are scheduled to appear in federal court on Wednesday afternoon, and the docket indicates that they plan to change their not guilty pleas.

Marshawn Whorton Dismisses Loan Lawsuit

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/8/2013 12:00 am

Marshawn Whorton filed suit because she claimed that Smith did not follow through on the terms of a $480,000 loan used to purchase a chain of local wireless stores. In a recent Washington County Circuit Court filing, Whorton asked through her attorney Marshall Ney that the suit be dismissed without prejudice.

Inside the Brandon Barber Case: Looking at His 5 Co-Defendants

by Chris Bahn 6/24/2013 12:00 am

Federal indictments have been filed against five men with ties to former northwest Arkansas real estate developer Brandon Barber. Another developer didn’t live long enough to be indicted: Gary Combs, who died last year in California at 59.

Rogers Attorney David Fisher Indicted As Part of Brandon Barber Case

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/6/2013 2:11 pm

A federal grand jury has indicted Rogers attorney David Fisher, 38, for conspiracy to commit bank fraud, adding him to an existing indictment that alleges misdeeds by Brandon Barber.

Trials For Barber, 4 Co-Defendants Delayed

by Chris Bahn 6/4/2013 4:34 pm

Trials for former northwest Arkansas real estate developer Brandon Barber and his four co-defendants have been delayed.