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The Top 10 Business Stories of 2014

The Top 10 Business Stories of 2014

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Politics, white-collar crime, banking acquisitions, Turner Grain and more. Arkansas Business recaps the top 10 stories from the year that was 2014. read more >

IRS Change Too Late for Structuring Defendants

IRS Change Too Late for Structuring Defendants

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Patrice Duncan said she and her husband never thought much about bank deposits for their family-owned business in Conway until Jan. 24, 2012. That's the day the Internal Revenue Service seized $94,500 from the company's account. read more >

Report: John Rogers Was Tipped to FBI Raid

Report: John Rogers Was Tipped to FBI Raid

Legal

John Rogers allegedly was tipped off that federal agents would be visiting his North Little Rock business and home before federal agents executed search warrants on Jan. 28. But Rogers' attorney says Rogers helped authorities expose another man's crime. read more >

Unintended Consequences (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

Unintended Consequences (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

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The question of why no big-name, big-shot bank CEOs went to prison after conspiring to blow up the global economy by creating and selling products so toxic that they were actively betting that they would fail is like the weather: Everyone talks about it, but it seems no one can do anything about it. read more >

Ex-Offenders Need Financial Literacy Too (Ken Galchus Commentary)

Ex-Offenders Need Financial Literacy Too (Ken Galchus Commentary)

LegalOpinion

Each year, U.S. state and federal prisons return more than 600,000 prisoners back into society, at least half of whom are reincarcerated within three years. Many of these ex-offenders return to inner-city neighborhoods where income levels are low, jobs are scarce and crime rates are high. read more >

Saying You're Sorry Is Essential (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

Saying You're Sorry Is Essential (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

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The community victimized by crime does need to hear that the perpetrator is sorry. And I have rarely heard any white-collar criminal apologize as well as Steve Clary, whose desperate attempt to save his collapsing real estate development business back in 2008 included misappropriating a bank loan. read more >

White-Collar Justice (Editorial)

White-Collar Justice (Editorial)

Banking & FinanceLegalOpinion

Are sentencing guidelines linking prison time to the severity of financial losses is resulting in unjustly long jail terms? If a public company executive goes rogue and his sentence is tied to declines in the company's stock price resulting from the rogue behavior, that executive could face life in prison. read more >