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Jim Bolt

Mug shots from 1981 and 2013 illustrate Jim Bolt’s criminal history, which U.S. District Judge Timothy L. Brooks described as “extraordinarily lengthy.”
Government & Politics / Legal

Bolt Out of PrisonLock Icon

Well, that 100-month sentence that James W. Bolt received back in 2014 didn’t turn out to be the life sentence he expected it to be. read more >
ABPG isn't an easy name to spell out over the phone, but it now officially belongs to the company that owns Arkansas Business Publishing Group.
Legal / Media & Marketing / Small Business

ABPG Owner Now Owns ABPG NameLock Icon

It’s a minor development in the scheme of things, but Arkansas Business’ parent company now owns the rights to the name Arkansas Business Publishing Group. read more >
Business Services / Legal

Arkansas Greed (Gwen Moritz Editor’s Note)

A typical organization — business, nonprofit, government, whatever — loses 5 percent of revenue to fraud in any given year. read more >
Jim Bolt
Legal

Jim Bolt Sues His Attorney from Prison

Jim Bolt, who pleaded guilty last year to stealing $2.5 million in unclaimed property from the states of California and Nevada is making courtroom noise again. read more >
Jim Bolt is currently serving a 100-month sentence at FMC Lexington.
Legal

Jim Bolt Appeal of Prison Sentence Denied

If you were worried that Jim Bolt — aka Inmate No. 04831-062 at the Lexington, Kentucky, federal correctional facility — might have been sentenced too harshly by U.S. District Judge Timothy L. Brooks of Fayetteville, you can relax. read more >
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The Best & Worst of 2014

From best investment to worst financial projects, Arkansas Business recaps the best and worst of 2014. read more >
These properties in Rogers were seized from Jim Bolt, who bought them for nearly $1 million in 2013 with money allegedly  fraudulently received. Bolt forfeited Situs Cancer Research Center (bottom), where he claimed to be “clinical research director,” to help pay $2.5 million in restitution.
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Jim Bolt Criminal Saga Reveals ‘A Certain Amount Of Genius’

A federal judge sentenced James W. Bolt to a sentence 29 months longer than standard sentencing guidelines. It was an acknowledgement that the only way to keep Bolt from breaking the law was to keep him locked up. read more >
Legal / Media & Marketing

We Told You So (Editorial)

Sometimes it takes a long time, but vindication, like revenge, is tasty even when served cold. In this week’s issue we have satisfying news about some of the problematic personalities that had been the subject of earlier reporting in our publication. read more >
Mug shots from 1981 and 2013 illustrate Jim Bolt’s criminal history, which U.S. District Judge Timothy L. Brooks described as “extraordinarily lengthy.”
Banking & Finance / Health Care / Legal / Nonprofits

Jim Bolt: 100 Months ‘Essentially a Life Sentence’

U.S. District Judge Timothy Brooks of Fayetteville threw the book at the career criminal because "there's a high likelihood that Mr. Bolt will recidivate." read more >
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Testimony: Arvest Bank Was Jim Bolt’s Biggest Victim

The Fayetteville bank had to make good on a guarantee it issued when Bolt fraudulently claimed $1.9 million in assets held as unclaimed by the state of California, an FBI agent testified Monday. read more >
Mug shots from 1981 and 2013 illustrate Jim Bolt’s criminal history, which U.S. District Judge Timothy L. Brooks described as “extraordinarily lengthy.”
Legal

Bolt Sentenced to 100 Months in Prison; Ordered to Pay $2.5M in Restitution

James W. "Jim" Bolt was sentenced to 100 months in federal prison on Monday, and ordered to pay $2.5 million in restitution. Bolt pleaded guilty to mail fraud, wire fraud and money laundering in January. read more >
Mug shots from 1981 and 2013 illustrate Jim Bolt’s criminal history, which U.S. District Judge Timothy L. Brooks described as “extraordinarily lengthy.”
Health Care / Legal

Bolt Sentencing Could Hinge on ‘Extraordinarily Lengthy Criminal History’

James W. “Jim” Bolt’s defense attorney has been squabbling with federal prosecutors over the seriousness of the crimes to which Bolt pleaded guilty in January. read more >
Investments / Legal

Jim Bolt’s Sentencing Scheduled for June

A drama of special interest to your Whispers crew is moving toward its denouement: James W. Bolt — aka Jim Bolt and Jimm Bolt — is scheduled to be sentenced in federal court in Fayetteville on June 25. read more >
James William "Jim" Bolt, 60, in booking photos from the Benton County Sheriff's Office, August 30, 2013
Legal

Oh, Happy Day (Gwen Moritz Editor’s Note)

Last Thursday was a happy day for me. On that day, Jim Bolt of Rogers finally pleaded guilty in Fort Smith to federal crimes — mail fraud, wire fraud and money laundering — that should keep him behind bars for quite a while. read more >
Jim Bolt
Legal

Update: Jim Bolt Pleads Guilty to Fraud, Money Laundering

Rogers businessman Jim Bolt, having failed to win pre-trial release from the Washington County jail, appeared before U.S. District Judge Robert Dawson in Fort Smith and pleaded guilty to one count each of wire fraud, mail fraud and money laundering. read more >
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Health Care / Legal

Jim Bolt Transferred to Washington County, Still Behind Bars

James W. “Jim” Bolt is no longer a guest of the Benton County Detention Center. But contrary to a rumor that was circulating last week, he has not been set free. read more >
Jim Bolt
Legal

Update: Rogers Businessman James Bolt Pleads Not Guilty to More Charges

Rogers businessman James Bolt received two more federal charges last week in connection with an alleged scheme to collect unclaimed property in California. read more >
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Health Care / Legal

James Bolt Pleads Not Guilty, Trial Scheduled

James W. Bolt of Rogers was arraigned Monday in U.S. District Court in Fayetteville, where he pleaded not guilty to a 12-count indictment for wire fraud, mail fraud and money laundering. read more >
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Health Care / Investments / Legal

James Bolt to Remain in Jail As FBI Investigates Murder Connection

James W. Bolt will be staying in jail after a federal court hearing in which an FBI agent said the Rogers businessman was suspected of being an accessory to a 2011 murder in southeast Missouri. read more >
James William "Jim" Bolt, 60, in booking photos from the Benton County Sheriff's Office, August 30, 2013
Health Care / Investments / Legal

Rogers Businessman James Bolt Charged With 12 Counts of Fraud, Money Laundering

James W. Bolt, the ex-convict who was arrested Thursday on a federal criminal complaint, was arraigned Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Fayetteville. read more >