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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 >
The 55,000-SF clubhouse at Gaillardia Golf & Country Club in Oklahoma City.
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Oklahoma Bank Registers $3M Judgment Against Phil Herrington

The judgment represents the outstanding balance on a $4 million loan from First Commercial Bank of Edmond, Oklahoma. read more >
Alberto Solaroli
Banking & Finance / Legal

Albert Solaroli Due To Be Sentenced in One Bank Case

Albert Solaroli, the Florida businessman who pleaded guilty last April to money laundering related to an infamous $1.5 million loan from One Bank & Trust, is scheduled to be sentenced Thursday by U.S. District Judge Brian Miller in Little Rock. read more >
Banking & Finance / Insurance / Investments / Legal

Another OneFinancial Asset Eyed by Johnelle Hunt’s BHL

BHL Financing is making a claim on $1.2 million worth of trust-preferred shares issued by West Tennessee Bancshares Inc., holding company for the $337 million-asset Bank of Bartlett. read more >
Banking & Finance / Legal

Judge Dismisses 4-Count Indictment Against Tom Whitehead

The four-count criminal indictment against former One Bank & Trust executive Tom Whitehead was dismissed Thursday by U.S. District Judge Kristine G. Baker at the request of federal prosecutors. read more >
Gary Rickenbach
Banking & Finance / Legal

Gary Rickenbach Offers Conditional Guilty Plea in One Bank Case

Gary Rickenbach, the former senior executive vice president of One Bank & Trust of Little Rock, offered a conditional guilty plea in federal court provided the judge agrees to sentence him to two years of probation. read more >
One Bank CEO Jerry Pavlas (inset left) says the Parker Building in Maumelle is a company asset. BHL Financing, led by Johnelle Hunt, has filed a lien claim on the property.
Banking & Finance / Investments / Legal / Real Estate

BHL Makes Claim Against OneFinancial on Maumelle Office Building

Johnelle Hunt, through BHL Financing LLC, filed a lien on the Parker Building in Maumelle in connection with a default judgment of $14.7 million against OneFinancial, the holding company of One Bank & Trust. read more >
Debra Hoag
Banking & Finance / Insurance / Legal

One Bank Sues Insurance Broker Over 11-Year-Old Loan

One Bank sues Debra Hoag, the Chicago insurance broker who helped arrange the $20 million life insurance policy for the late Layton “Scooter” Stuart read more >
Layton "Scooter" Stuart took out a life insurance policy in 1997 that set off a chain of events that have led to a lawsuit that will be heard in 2016.
Banking & Finance / Insurance / Investments / Legal

John Hancock Insurance Loan to Scooter Stuart Gains New Life in Lawsuit

Layton "Scooter" Stuart received a $20 million life insurance policy with his family trusts as the beneficiaries. His alleged abuse of the trusts and his borrowing privileges on the policy are the basis of a federal lawsuit headed for trial in February. read more >
Michael Heald
Banking & Finance / Investments / Legal

Investment Group Headed by Johnelle Hunt Alleges Fraud in One Bank Lawsuit

Extraordinary items have provided the $329 million-asset One Bank & Trust with three quarterly respites from losses during the past 18 months. But more courtrooms await the bank since being sued by BHL Financing read more >
James Schnoes

James Schnoes, One Bank & Trust (Bank CFO Finalist)

The J.B. Hunt family lured James Schnoes away from banking back in 1988, which led to more than 20 years of trucking-related work. In 2013, Johnelle Hunt lured him back with an assignment to help reverse the financial fortunes of One Bank & Trust of Little Rock. read more >
Johnelle Hunt holds a $14.7 million default judgment against One Bank’s parent company.
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Settlement Will Boost One Bank’s Capital

A financial decision that Layton “Scooter” Stuart made in the weeks preceding his death in March 2013 is breathing fiscal life into Little Rock’s One Bank & Trust. The de facto capital injection is happening in a way that he didn’t plan and couldn’t have foreseen. read more >
Layton "Scooter" Stuart, the now former CEO of One Bank & Trust.
Banking & Finance / Government & Politics / Legal

One Bank Announces Settlement Over ‘Scooter’ Stuart Money

One Bank & Trust of Little Rock on Thursday announced the settlement of an $18 million lawsuit over assets seized from entities connected with the late Layton "Scooter" Stuart, its former CEO. read more >
Layton "Scooter" Stuart, the now former CEO of One Bank & Trust.
Banking & Finance / Government & Politics / Legal

Parties Close to Final Settlement Over ‘Scooter’ Stuart Money

The final paperwork is nearing completion on a settlement agreement that will boost the equity capital at Little Rock's One Bank & Trust by $6.9 million. read more >
As the third anniversary of Layton "Scooter" Stuart's departure from One Bank & Trust approaches, the bank continues to untangle itself from legal quandaries.
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Countdown Ticks: Cash Or Court for One Bank & Trust?

The third anniversary of the regulator-mandated regime change at Little Rock’s One Bank & Trust is approaching. The national bank has endured a tumultuous ride since Layton “Scooter” Stuart was removed as chairman, president and CEO on Sept. 28, 2012. read more >
Jerry Pavlas (top), One Bank & Trust president and CEO, and the bank's chief financial officer James Schnoes are accused of forcing Donna Adams to resign. They counter that there was "just cause" for her termination.
Banking & Finance / Legal

One Bank & Trust Lawsuit Moves to Federal Court

The legal donnybrook was started by Donna Adams, former senior vice president at Little Rock’s One Bank & Trust. She sued the bank, its president and CEO, Jerry Pavlas, and its chief financial officer James Schnoes. read more >
Layton "Scooter" Stuart, the now former CEO of One Bank & Trust.
Banking & Finance / Government & Politics / Insurance / Legal

‘Scooter’ Stuart Family, Bank Reach Settlement Over $14.9M Forfeiture

A tentative settlement has been reached in the civil forfeiture of $14.9 million seized from Layton "Scooter" Stuart and his estate. The development has led to the postponement of the scheduled start of a trial in U.S. District Court on Aug. 17. 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 >