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Brandon Barber, left, and Brandon Rains.
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$1M Sale of Springdale Office Building Recalls Fraud CaseLock Icon

Remember all the legal wreckage brought about by former Fayetteville real estate developer Brandon Barber a decade ago? read more >
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Investments / Real Estate

Fayetteville Apartment Buy Comes with Colorful HistoryLock Icon

A Kansas real estate investor paid $6.55 million for the Mountain View Apartment complex on South Silverado Drive in Fayetteville. read more >
Northwest Medical Plaza at 4077  Elm Springs Road in Springdale.
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KC Firm Pays $11.4M For Northwest Medical Plaza (NWA Real Deals)Lock Icon

Block Real Estate Services of Kansas City, Missouri, paid nearly $11.4 million for the Northwest Medical Plaza in Springdale. read more >
Mitchell Massey looks over plans for a condo in the Legacy Building in Fayetteville.
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Condo Inventory Dwindles at 7-Story Legacy BuildingLock Icon

After crashing on takeoff, Fayetteville's Legacy Building is finally approaching full developmental realization under its fourth ownership group. read more >
James Van Doren was forced to remain under a plea agreement, but he declined to admit to its statement of facts at sentencing.
Legal

Barber Associate James Van Doren Released from Prison

Arkansas Business' Whispers staff can confirm that James Van Doren, high school running buddy of northwest Arkansas developer Brandon Barber, has finished his 15-month prison sentence. read more >
K. Vaughn Knight
Legal

Appeal Court Upholds Decision to Toss K. Vaughn Knight Convictions

Federal prosecutors in the Western District of Arkansas have to decide whether to retry K. Vaughn Knight after the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals agreed with the trial judge's decision to throw out his convictions. read more >
Brandon Barber will serve 60- and 65-month sentences concurrently.
Insurance / Legal

Brandon Barber Counteroffers Judge’s Order To Cash Out Life Insurance

Brandon Barber, the former northwest Arkansas real estate developer, urged U.S. District Court Judge P.K. Holmes III to reconsider his order that calls for Barber’s life insurance policy to be liquidated. read more >
Clockwise from top left, James Van Doren and Vaughn Knight will each be the subject of court appeals this week in relation to their dealings with Brandon Barber.
Legal

Tandem Appeals To Be Heard in Brandon Barber Cases

A three-judge panel will hear oral arguments Thursday in the appeal of James Van Doren and on Friday in an appeal by federal prosecutors. read more >
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Legal / Real Estate

Judge Orders Brandon Barber to Pay $450K in Restitution

U.S. District Judge P.K. Holmes orders former northwest Arkansas real estate developer Brandon Barber to pay $450,000 in restitution to First Federal Bank, a figure significantly less than what the U.S. Attorney's office calculated last fall. read more >
Martha Shoffner, ex-State Treasurer, walked away from a plea deal in favor of taking her bribery case to trial. (Photo by Mauren Kennedy)
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The Top 10 Business Stories of 2014

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 >
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Best Quotes of 2014

They said it: The best quotes of the year. read more >
Brandon Barber will serve 60- and 65-month sentences concurrently.

Barber Claims His Restitution Should Only be $550,000

Federal prosecutors want Barber to pay $16.2 million in restitution, but the former northwest Arkansas real estate developer says he should only have to pay $550,000. read more >
James Van Doren was forced to remain under a plea agreement, but he declined to admit to its statement of facts at sentencing.
Investments / Legal / Real Estate

James Van Doren: I Shouldn’t Have Signed the Plea Agreement

James Van Doren freely admits he was weak and didn’t do the right thing. The New York investment banker isn’t talking about his involvement in financial dealings that culminated in his being sentenced last week to 15 months in federal prison. read more >
Brandon Barber will serve 60- and 65-month sentences concurrently.
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Character References Help Brandon Barber Elude 20-Year Sentence

When it came to sentencing in federal court, Brandon Barber could have had the book thrown at him. But facing U.S. District Judge P.K. Holmes last Tuesday, he still had some things going for him. read more >
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Legal / Real Estate

Brandon Barber Sentenced to 65 Months in Prison for Fraud, Money Laundering

Brandon Barber, a former northwest Arkansas developer, was sentenced Tuesday in federal court to 65 months in prison for bank fraud and money laundering. "More than a half-decade ago, I made bad decisions based on my selfishness and pride," Barber told Judge P.K. Holmes. "I failed those who loved and trusted me the most." read more >
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Legal / Real Estate

Friends of Brandon Barber Call for Leniency

Disgraced northwest Arkansas real estate developer Brandon Barber wants to be sentenced to five years or less in federal prison instead of the nearly 20 years that federal prosecutors are pushing for. His friends have filled a court filing with supportive statements. read more >
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Brandon Barber Should Serve About 20 Years, Feds Say

Brandon Barber’s day of reckoning approaches — he’s scheduled for sentencing in Fort Smith on Aug. 13 — and federal prosecutors think the bankrupt northwest Arkansas real estate developer should spend a very, very long time in prison. read more >
Brandon Barber
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Brandon Barber Should Serve About 20 Years, Feds Say

Brandon Barber’s day of reckoning approaches — he’s scheduled for sentencing in Fort Smith on Aug. 13 — and federal prosecutors think the bankrupt northwest Arkansas real estate developer should spend a very, very long time in prison. read more >
K. Vaughn Knight
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Prosecutors Plan Appeal in Case of Brandon Barber’s Attorney, K. Vaughn Knight

Conner Eldridge, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, and First Assistant U.S. Attorney Wendy L. Johnson filed notice that they will appeal U.S. District Judge P.K. Holmes' decision to throw out a jury's conviction of Knight on eight felony charges. read more >
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Barber Attorney Vaughn Knight’s Case Remains in Limbo as Conner Eldridge Considers Next Move

Conner Eldridge, U.S. attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, said last week that he’s still deciding what to do with the case of K. Vaughn Knight, the attorney for former northwest Arkansas real estate developer Brandon Barber. read more >