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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 >
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.
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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 >
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
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 >
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 >
Business Services / Government & Politics / Legal / Real Estate

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 >
K. Vaughn Knight
Legal / Real Estate

Jury Finds Brandon Barber’s Lawyer, K. Vaughn Knight, Guilty on Eight Counts

K. Vaughn Knight, the attorney for Brandon Barber, was found guilty in U.S. District Court in Fort Smith on eight counts including bankruptcy fraud and money laundering. read more >
Banking & Finance / Legal / Real Estate

Brandon Barber Co-Defendant David Fisher Acquitted

David Fisher, a Rogers attorney accused of conspiring with convicted northwest Arkansas developer Brandon Barber, was acquitted in federal court on Wednesday. read more >
Jeff Whorton
Banking & Finance / Construction / Legal / Real Estate

Brandon Barber’s Co-Defendant Jeff Whorton Pleads Guilty

Jeff Whorton, a co-defendant in one of two federal cases involving bankrupt northwest Arkansas real estate developer Brandon Barber, pleaded guilty Monday to conspiracy to commit bank fraud and money laundering. read more >
Banking & Finance / Legal

Brandon Barber Co-Defendant James Van Doren Set For Plea Change Hearing

James Van Doren, a co-defendant in a federal indictment involving former northwest Arkansas developer Brandon Barber, is set for a plea change hearing on Friday. read more >
Brandon Barber
Banking & Finance / Construction / Investments / Real Estate

Brandon Barber Scheduled to Change Plea in Federal Indictments

Former northwest Arkansas developer Brandon Barber and co-defendant Brandon Rains are scheduled to appear in federal court on Wednesday afternoon, and the docket indicates that they plan to change their not guilty pleas. read more >
Construction / Investments / Legal / Real Estate

Brandon Barber, Vaughn Knight Hit With Lawsuit by Co-Defendant James Van Doren

The complaint appears to be another attempt by James Van Doren to separate himself from his co-defendants in a federal court trial for money laundering and bankruptcy fraud that is scheduled to start on Sept. 16. Van Doren asks for unspecified compensatory and punitive damages. read more >
Brandon Barber’s home in Fayetteville allegedly was used as part of a loan fraud scheme that ensnared First Federal Bank of Harrison.
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Inside the Brandon Barber Case: Looking at His 5 Co-Defendants

Federal indictments have been filed against five men with ties to former northwest Arkansas real estate developer Brandon Barber. Another developer didn’t live long enough to be indicted: Gary Combs, who died last year in California at 59. read more >
Banking & Finance / Construction / Legal / Real Estate

Trials For Barber, 4 Co-Defendants Delayed

Trials for former northwest Arkansas real estate developer Brandon Barber and his four co-defendants have been delayed. read more >