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Former and current One Bank & Trust executives, from left: Layton "Scooter" Stuart, Jerry Pavlas, Jim Schnoes, Brad Paul, Michael Heald and Gary Rickenbach.
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Feds Ask To Sell One Bank & Trust

A change of ownership is in motion for Little Rock’s One Bank & Trust. The U.S. government has asked for a court-ordered stock sale of controlling interest in the $305 million-asset bank. read more >
Gary Rickenbach
Banking & Finance / Legal

Gary Rickenbach Gets 2 Years of Probation, 100 Service Hours

Gary Rickenbach is sentenced to two years of probation and 100 hours of community service in exchange for pleading guilty to failing to report a crime. read more >
Gary Rickenbach
Banking & Finance / Legal

Rickenbach To Offer Low Risk Status for No Prison at Wednesday Sentencing

His testimony failed to convict his former co-workers, but Gary Rickenbach is still hoping to avoid prison time for his admitted role in a fraudulent loan made by One Bank & Trust when he was its senior executive vice president. read more >
Former One Bank & Trust executives Brad Paul and Mike Heald.
Banking & Finance / Legal

Two Former One Bank Execs Set for October Trial

The knottiest white-collar criminal case in recent memory should finally go to trial next month, but only half of the original defendants will face the jury. read more >
Brad Paul, Mike Heald and Gary Rickenbach, formerly of One Bank & Trust
Banking & Finance / Legal

Fifth Amendment Rights Behind One Bank & Trust Trial Delay

An unusual plea deal struck by former One Bank & Trust executive Gary Rickenbach has delayed the trial of two of his former co-workers, Brad Paul and Mike Heald read more >
Former One Bank & Trust executives Brad Paul and Mike Heald.
Banking & Finance / Legal

Trial Set for June 1 for Former One Bank Execs

The federal criminal trial of two remaining defendants formerly of One Bank & Trust of Little Rock is still scheduled to start next week, although indications are that it will be June 1 rather than May 30. read more >
Former and current One Bank & Trust executives, from left: Jerry Pavlas, Jim Schnoes, Brad Paul, Michael Heald and Gary Rickenbach.
Banking & Finance / Insurance / Investments / Legal / Real Estate

Scooter Stuart’s Fall Still Feeds Litigation

Only a handful of lawsuits that erupted from the upheaval at One Bank & Trust continue to wind through the court system. read more >
Alberto Solaroli
Banking & Finance / Legal

One Bank Customer Solaroli Sentenced to One Year in Federal Prison

"I think when you steal $1.5 million, you deserve prison," Chief U.S. District Judge Brian Miller of Little Rock told Alberto Solaroli, the Canadian citizen who pleaded guilty to laundering proceeds from a 2007 bank loan. read more >
Layton "Scooter" Stuart
Banking & Finance / Insurance / Legal

Federal Prosecutors Sue Scooter Stuart’s Estate, Family Trusts

The lawsuit is the latest in a cascade of civil and criminal cases alleging widespread and long-term fraud by Stuart and other executives of One Bank & Trust and its holding company. read more >
Banking & Finance / Legal

Matthew Sweet, Former One Bank Controller, Sentenced to Probation

Federal prosecutors agreed to seek no prison time for Sweet, who had repaid One Bank for $110,000 embezzled to pay his personal credit cards. read more >
Alberto Solaroli
Banking & Finance / Government & Politics / Legal

One Bank Customer Pleads Guilty to Reduced Federal Charge of Money Laundering

In a plea deal reached with the U.S. Attorney's Office in Little Rock, Albert Solaroli pleaded guilty to laundering $120,000 of the loan in exchange for having a pending bank fraud charge dismissed. read more >
Alberto Solaroli
Banking & Finance / Legal

Grand Jury Indicts 4 Tied to One Bank Loans to Alberto Solaroli

A grand jury indictment names a quartet of former top executives at One Bank & Trust in an alleged conspiracy to defraud the federal government. read more >