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The Appearance Of Wealth (Gwen Moritz Editor’s Note)

I feel compelled to make this point every year or two, since it is the most important lesson I’ve learned from two decades as your business editor: Wealth and the appearance of wealth are two different things. read more >
Berry Bishop’s defunct Alliance Insurance Group of Arkadelphia reported $2.9 million in gross revenue in 2017. It filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in May 2018.
Government & Politics / Legal

Berry Bishop Sentenced to 60 Months for Bank Fraud

Supportive family members cried in a Hot Springs courtroom Friday morning as Berry R. Bishop, the Hot Springs insurance agent who also had offices in Prescott and Arkadelphia, was sentenced to five years in federal prison for bank fraud totaling more than $4.3 million. read more >
FCI Forrest City, the federal correctional institution in St. Francis County, counts former and current inmates such as John Rogers, hip hop artist T.I. and Arthur Williams, who printed an estimated $10 million in fake money.
Insurance / Legal

Steve Standridge In Prison Following Another Extension

U.S. District Judge Susan O. Hickey granted former insurance agent Steve Standridge an extension until Feb. 11 for unspecified medical reasons, but he's now incarcerated. 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 >
Steve Standridge
Business Services / Insurance / Small Business

The First Article of the Constitution (Gwen Moritz Editor’s Note)

Sitting there in the retro-vintage federal courtroom in Hot Springs, I listened to Steve Standridge of Mount Ida try to make a federal judge feel bad for not giving him more time to come up with millions of dollars in restitution. read more >
Attorney Tim Dudley, left, represented Steve Standridge, shown here in a file photo from September 2012, when Stand-ridge initially pleaded not guilty to federal crimes charged in the Eastern District of Arkansas. | (Photo by Mark Friedman)
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Steve Standridge: No Personal Gain From $7M Fraud

Steve Standridge was emotional but conspicuously unapologetic when he explained to a federal judge why he committed the crimes for which she had just sentenced him to five years in prison. read more >
Steve Standridge
Insurance / Legal

Steve Standridge Sentenced to 60 Months in Prison

Steven Alan Standridge of Mount Ida, who pleaded guilty in July to two felonies, was sentenced Friday to 60 months in prison, three years of supervised release and $2.7 million in restitution. read more >
Steve Standridge
Insurance / Legal

Steve Standridge Rounding Up Restitution Before Sentencing

Unless his defense attorney can change the judge’s mind, former Mount Ida insurance broker Steve Standridge will be sentenced Friday in federal court in Hot Springs. read more >
Steve Standridge
Banking & Finance / Insurance / Legal

Insurance Agent Steve Standridge Pleads Guilty, With Caveats

Steve Standridge pleaded guilty to two of the 35 federal felony counts against him, but he reserved the right to withdraw the plea. read more >
Banking & Finance / Insurance / Legal

White-Collar Roundup: Standridge Delayed, Moser and Washburn Released

The recent rash of indictments out of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Little Rock, including that of Rickenbach, reminds us to do some catch-up on other cases of interest: read more >
Steve Standridge
Insurance / Legal

Steve Standridge Trial in Western District Delayed Until September

The trial of Steve Standridge, the former insurance agent from Mount Idea, which was scheduled to start April 3 in El Dorado, has been delayed until Sept. 8. read more >
Steve Standridge
Government & Politics / Legal

Steve Standridge’s Name Adds Color to Kingfisher Lawsuit

In the spring of 2011, a contractor from Lone Wolf in west Oklahoma submitted the low bid on a modest — less than $500,000 — stormwater project in Kingfisher, a town about two hours away. read more >
Steve Standridge enters the federal courthouse in Little Rock in 2012. (Photo by Mark Friedman)
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New Federal Charges Filed Against Steve Standridge

Steve Standridge, who already faces 12 federal felony charges related to alleged bank fraud in the Eastern District of Arkansas, has pleaded not guilty to 23 additional federal felony counts. read more >
Steve Standridge
Insurance / Legal

State Auto Insurance Group Fined in Standridge Case

An insurance carrier that did business with disgraced insurance agent Steve Standridge of Mount Ida was recently fined $45,000 by state regulators. read more >
Steve Standridge
Insurance / Legal

Trial for Steve Standridge Put Off Until 2014

U.S. District Judge Brian Miller granted last week a motion by Standridge’s defense attorney, Tim Dudley of Little Rock, for a continuance. His trial is now scheduled for July 14, 2014. read more >
Steve Standridge
Banking & Finance / Insurance / Legal / Manufacturing

Federal Judge Turns Down Deposition Request in Steve Standridge Case

U.S. District Judge Brian Miller, the third federal judge to take on the bank fraud case of former Mount Ida insurance agent Steve Standridge, has said no to Standridge’s request to depose one of the government’s two primary witnesses. read more >
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Arkansas Business: The Best & Worst News of 2012

There was good news and there was bad news in Arkansas in 2012. And in case you’ve forgotten the details, the Arkansas Business staff is here to remind you. read more >
Legal

Steve Standridge Settles Lawsuit with Cornerstone

Steve Standridge now has one less legal battle to deal with as he prepares for his criminal trial. read more >
Insurance / Legal

Steve Standridge to Court Tuesday, Asks Banker to Bring Files

Disgraced former insurance agent Steve Standridge of Mount Ida is scheduled to appear in U.S. District Court on Tuesday for his plea and arraignment hearing, and he wants a bunch of bank records to be there with him. read more >