Tagged: kevin lewis

BKD Settles With FDIC Over Kevin Lewis Fraud

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/16/2016 12:00 am

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. last week settled its lawsuit against the accounting firm BKD LLP, just days before the trial was scheduled to begin in U.S. District Court in Little Rock.

In Fraud By Kevin Lewis, Blame Is On Trial

by Mark Friedman 5/9/2016 12:00 am

In a civil trial scheduled to start next Monday, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. will blame regional accounting firm BKD LLC for failing to uncover the massive fraud that led to the 2010 failure of First Southern Bank of Batesville.

Arkansas Greed (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 4/4/2016 12:00 am

A typical organization — business, nonprofit, government, whatever — loses 5 percent of revenue to fraud in any given year.

Acme Bankruptcy Proceedings Reveal Kevin Lewis Loss

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/27/2015 12:00 am

A fractious relationship between Hildene Capital Management and Acme Holding Co. was evident in the April 2-3 courtroom interaction between Rex Terry of Fort Smith, Hildene’s local counsel, and Lex and Alex Golden of Little Rock.

First Southern Bank Missed Red Flags With Kevin Lewis Fraud, BKD Says

by Mark Friedman 1/19/2015 12:00 am

The accounting firm BKD LLC is blaming the collapse of First Southern Bank in Batesville on the failure of bank officers and officials to detect former Little Rock attorney Kevin Lewis’ fraud.

No Banking Future for Former First Southern CEO Woody Castleberry

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/8/2014 12:00 am

Thanks to the fraud of convicted former Little Rock attorney Kevin Lewis, Woody Castleberry will never work in banking again. Castleberry told us last week that his settlement with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. was finally approved. He won’t have to pay a penalty, but he agreed never to be involved in banking again.

FDIC Still Mopping Up Kevin Lewis’ Fraud Mess

by Mark Friedman 8/4/2014 12:00 am

More than two-and-a-half years after former Little Rock attorney Kevin Lewis was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for bank fraud, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. continues to clean up his mess.

Acme Files Chapter 11 to Avoid Takeover

by George Waldon 5/5/2014 12:00 am

The parent company of Allied Bank of Mulberry was steered into bankruptcy to stave off a possible takeover by a fellow lender. The defensive move buys Acme Holding Co. more time to work out a solution with Chambers Bank of Danville and other creditors.

Process Server Relates ‘Look of Terror’ on Face of Bond Scammer Kevin Lewis

by George Waldon 3/31/2014 12:00 am

Kevin Lewis wasn’t a high-profile guy until he started attracting lawsuits and the attention of federal investigators in connection with allegations of bank fraud involving multiple lenders. The day-to-day whereabouts of Lewis might be as enigmatic as the man, but Andy Myers can tell you where Lewis was on Feb. 3. That’s the day he caught up with Lewis at his parents’ home in Searcy.

FDIC Points Finger at Accounting Firm for Missed Opportunities in Kevin Lewis Fraud

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/23/2013 12:00 am

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. is blaming BKD LLP, the Springfield, Mo., accounting firm with a large Little Rock office, for allowing Kevin Lewis’ fraud to go undetected long enough to destroy First Southern Bank of Batesville.

New Kanis Plaza Owner Arrives in $1.5M Sale (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 12/9/2013 12:00 am

Roach Exchange Holdings LLC, led by Gary Roach, bought Kanis Plaza at 10809 Kanis Road. The deal is backed with a 20-year loan of $1.24 million from BancorpSouth Bank of Tupelo, Miss.

Fed Parks Kevin Lewis Mercedes Case

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/4/2013 12:00 am

The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Little Rock last month closed a case involving the seizure of a nearly $53,000 arctic white Mercedes-Benz that Kevin Lewis gave his father, Harold Lewis, in April 2010.