Tagged: leon holmes

U.S. Judge Dismisses Stone Bank Fraud Case

by George Waldon 4/24/2017 12:00 am

A fraud conspiracy complaint filed in federal court by the former chairman and one-time largest shareholder of Stone Bank has been dismissed.

Presumed Innocent (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 8/22/2016 12:00 am

While I firmly believe in the presumption of innocence, I used to also assume that the awesome power of the government — especially the federal government — is never wielded cavalierly. The John Stacks case has challenged that assumption at every turn.

Stephen K. Parks’ Coal Tax-Credit Scam a Deep, Dark Pit

by Mark Friedman 3/28/2016 12:00 am

Pleading guilty to a coal tax-credit scheme and entering federal prison last year didn’t settle the legal issues surrounding Little Rock businessman Stephen K. Parks.

Martha Shoffner Ready To Report to Prison

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

The former state treasurer, convicted in March 2014 of six counts of extortion, one count of attempted extortion and seven counts of bribery, is scheduled to begin her 30-month sentence in federal prison next Monday.

Fed Uncaps Its Case Against Mountain Pure's John Stacks

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/6/2014 12:00 am

The criminal trial of John Stacks, owner of Mountain Pure water bottler and former CEO of HomeBank of Arkansas, commenced last week before U.S. District Judge Leon Holmes, 12 jurors and two alternates.

Sentencing Delayed in Steve Clary Case

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/30/2013 12:00 am

U.S. District Judge Leon Holmes granted bankrupt Little Rock developer Steve Clary’s motion to delay sentencing for “three or four weeks” due to deaths and illness in the family.

Attorney for Steve Clary Asks Federal Judge for Leniency in Sentencing

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/22/2013 12:00 am

The federal public defender who represents Steve Clary, the Little Rock real estate developer who pleaded guilty to mail fraud in February, has asked U.S. District Judge J. Leon Holmes for a lenient sentence.

Judge Leon Holmes Recuses From Arkansas Gay Marriage Lawsuit

by Associated Press 7/19/2013 7:43 am

A federal judge is recusing from a case challenging Arkansas' ban on gay marriage, citing friendships with supporters of the amendment that voters approved banning same-sex unions.

Miller County Lawyers Want Standard Fire Suit Back in Texarkana

by Mark Friedman 6/3/2013 12:00 am

A loss at the U.S. Supreme Court in March isn’t stopping plaintiffs’ attorneys from fighting to return a potential class-action lawsuit to the friendly confines of Miller County Circuit Court.

Update: Martha Shoffner Withdraws Planned Guilty Plea

by Gwen Moritz 5/31/2013 2:32 pm

In an unexpected move that "embarrassed" her attorney, former Arkansas Treasurer Martha Shoffner withdrew a planned guilty plea Friday afternoon because she said she didn't demand the bribes she admitted taking.

Developer Steve Clary Sees Trial Postponed Again

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/3/2012 12:00 am

Steve Clary, Little Rock real estate developer and dabbler in various other industries, will not go on trial Monday after all.