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Government & Politics / Legal

Prosecutors Ask to Drop Charges Against Gilbert Baker

He was set to go on trial Nov. 8. read more >
Randeep Mann says he played no role in a bombing that maimed a member of the medical board.
Government & Politics / Health Care / Legal

Doing Life, Randeep Mann Insists He’s No BomberLock Icon

Convicted of conspiring to injure the head of the state medical board and sentenced to life in prison plus 30 years, former physician Randeep Mann still maintains his innocence. read more >
Terry Fleming, left, and Kaylee Cathcart, in an exhibit in a civil suit filed last month.
Legal / Manufacturing

PerfectVision Founder Accused of AbuseLock Icon

The founder of one of Arkansas’ largest private companies stands accused in four civil lawsuits of human trafficking and sexually exploiting younger women. read more >
Federal prosecutors filed a civil lawsuit to seize properties they said were bought with money from an $11.5 million fraud scheme.  Two properties are shown above at 3600 John F. Kennedy Blvd. (left) and 105 E. F Ave. in North Little Rock.
Agriculture & Poultry / Government & Politics / Legal / Real Estate

Fed Expects to Call Hundreds of Witnesses in USDA Fraud CaseLock Icon

It looks like the criminal trial involving four sisters in their 70s who are accused of defrauding the federal government is going to be a big one. read more >
Federal prosecutors filed a civil lawsuit to seize properties they said were bought with money from an $11.5 million fraud scheme.  Two properties are shown above at 3600 John F. Kennedy Blvd. (left) and 105 E. F Ave. in North Little Rock.
Agriculture & Poultry / Government & Politics / Legal / Nonprofits / Real Estate

All in the Family: 4 Sisters Accused of $11.5M FraudLock Icon

A federal grand jury in Arkansas has charged the sisters, who are all in their 70s, with cheating the U.S. Department of Agriculture out of millions of dollars intended for minority farmers who had suffered discrimination in USDA programs. read more >
Gilbert Baker
Government & Politics

Blake Hendrix Appointed to Represent Gilbert Baker in Bribery Case

An attorney has been appointed to represent a former Arkansas lawmaker facing federal charges in what prosecutors say was a bribery scheme with an ex-judge. read more >
John Rogers proudly displays a rare Honus Wagner baseball card during a party at his home on Dec. 12, 2008.  The holiday soiree celebrated his purchase of the valuable card, which he owned for six months. He bought it for a reported $1.6 million but sold it later for $1 million + $1.
Legal

Update: Attorneys Seek 13-Year Sentence for John Rogers

The U.S. attorney's office in Chicago will ask a judge to sentence serial fraudster John Rogers of North Little Rock to 13 years and four months in federal prison and order him to pay $23.6 million in restitution. read more >
John Rogers may have a stay booked for him at the Federal Bureau of Prisons' 28-story MCC Chicago facility.
Legal / Media & Marketing

Mr. Rogers In Chicago: Can You Say Prison?Lock Icon

Instead of plea-reduced sentencing, John Rogers faces a bond revocation hearing in U.S. District Court in Chicago for financially enriching himself through more illegal shenanigans. read more >
John Rogers, a booking photo from Dec. 3, 2015.
Banking & Finance / Investments / Legal

Citing Continued Criminal Acts, Federal Prosecutors Seek 141-Month Sentence for John Rogers

When the North Little Rock dealer in sports memorabilia and vintage photographs is sentenced, prosecutors are asking for 141 months in federal prison and $22 million in restitution read more >
John Rogers, a booking photo from Dec. 3, 2015.
Legal

In Court With No Attorney, John Rogers’ Plea Hearing Moved to January

A plea and arraignment hearing for John Rogers is moved to Jan. 8 after Rogers showed up in court without an attorney. read more >
Banking & Finance / Legal / Media & Marketing

Facebook Page Offers Peek Into John Rogers’ Thinking

Even the conservative assessment by a court-appointed receiver proved to be overly optimistic regarding the insolvent business interests of John Rogers, whose Facebook page recently offered up what read almost like a confession. read more >
John Rogers, a booking photo from Dec. 3, 2015.
Legal

Judge Sets $50,000 Bond for John Rogers

The conditions for the jail release of alleged serial fraudster John Rogers were set this morning at a bond hearing in North Little Rock District Court. read more >
John Rogers leaves Pulaski County Circuit Court after lawyers argued a request for a contempt hearing.
Legal

John Rogers Appears in Court As Lawyers Argue Over Contempt

John Rogers, the fallen sports memorabilia and photo archive dealer, made a surprise appearance Wednesday morning in Pulaski County Circuit Court. read more >
Bank records show that money loaned to John Rogers (below) for purchasing equipment for his business instead went to an account used by Earl Scott (top), a former football teammate of Rogers.
Banking & Finance / Legal / Media & Marketing

Bank Documents Illuminate John Rogers’ Dealings

Bank of Little Rock’s position among creditors battered by the financial wheeling and dealing of John Rogers is uncertain. But the $203 million-asset lender was first in line to accuse Rogers of fraud among the growing crowd of litigants pursuing him in Pulaski County Circuit Court. read more >
John Rogers told investors he had made a deal with Hearst Newspapers that would insure they wouldn't "be out of photos for many years."
Banking & Finance / Legal / Media & Marketing

Update: Judge Issues Arrest Warrant for John Rogers

The North Little Rock businessman is in contempt of court for failing to respond to discovery requests in a civil case brought by First Arkansas Bank & Trust of Jacksonville. read more >
This screenshot of an online sale are among scores of photographic negatives sold from the Grace Collection since John Rogers acquired the archive in 2012.
Government & Politics / Investments / Legal / Media & Marketing / Retail

NLR Sports Memorabilia Dealer John Rogers Sued for Missed Payment

A dispute over the $1.35 million acquisition of a treasure trove of historic Major League Baseball images recently took the field in Pulaski County Circuit Court. The heir and former keeper of the famed George Burke & George Brace Collection of photographic negatives sued North Little Rock businessman John Rogers and his Sports Card Plus Inc. read more >
Legal

‘Redemption’ Theorist Fred Neal To Serve 1 Year for Unpaid Taxes

Fred Neal Jr. was sentenced last week to a year and a day in federal prison after pleading guilty to interfering with the Internal Revenue Service laws and filing false liens against the government. read more >
Government & Politics / Investments / Legal / Media & Marketing

‘Redemption’ Internet Conspiracy Theory Backfires for 81-Year-Old Fred Neal

Fred Neal Jr. thought he found a loophole in the law so that he and his wife wouldn’t have to pay their $1.3 million tax bill. In June, he pleaded guilty in federal court to interfering with Internal Revenue Service laws and filing false claims. read more >