Icon (Close Menu)

Logout

U.S. District Court’s Eastern District of Arkansas

Banking & Finance / Legal

Former Premier Bank Employee Indicted for EmbezzlementLock Icon

A 61-year-old Crittenden County woman was recently indicted by a grand jury on a charge of embezzling money from Premier Bank of Arkansas. read more >
Kade Holliday
Banking & Finance / Government & Politics / Legal

Holliday Bankruptcy Meeting Begins FridayLock Icon

Former Craighead County Clerk Jacob “Kade” Holliday listed $3.8 million in debts and $1.6 million in assets, according to his Oct. 1 filing in U.S. Bankruptcy Court. read more >
In 2018, Wayne Caldwell Sr. transferred ownership of his house at 5 Cambridge Place in Dumas to his fiancée, Patricia D. Thompson, for $200,000, according to bankruptcy filings.
Agriculture & Poultry / Banking & Finance / Business Services / Legal / Real Estate / Small Business

In Bankruptcy, Caldwell Admits Selling Property but Denies FraudLock Icon

A Dumas agribusinessman who admits to selling property used as security for millions of dollars in bank loans expects to be charged by federal prosecutors, but as of Wednesday he was still waiting. read more >
Clockwise from top left: Aaron Schwabach, Rebecca Feldmann, Carolyn Ryburn and Desireé Slaybaugh of the Bowen School of Law at UA Little Rock.
Education / Government & Politics / Legal

Davenport Moves to Gill Ragon Owen (Movers & Shakers)

Kenya Gordon Davenport has joined Gill Ragon Owen PA in Little Rock as counsel. read more >
Agriculture & Poultry / Banking & Finance / Construction / Government & Politics / Legal / Transportation

Be Careful Out There (Gwen Moritz Editor’s Note)

A $2.4 million scam perpetrated against the Arkansas Department of Transportation is a particularly useful case for business executives to consider since it involves a simple, unsophisticated and yet exceptionally effective form of fraud, and any business that pays employees or vendors is vulnerable. read more >
Banking & Finance / Construction / Government & Politics / Legal / Transportation

California Man Indicted for Pulling $2.4M Scam on ArDOTLock Icon

At first glance, a construction company’s request in 2016 to change its direct deposit account information on file at the Arkansas Department of Transportation seemed legitimate. read more >
Federal prosecutors filed a civil lawsuit to seize properties they said were bought with money from an $11.5 million fraud scheme.  Two properties are shown above at 3600 John F. Kennedy Blvd. (left) and 105 E. F Ave. in North Little Rock.
Agriculture & Poultry / Government & Politics / Legal / Real Estate

Fed Expects to Call Hundreds of Witnesses in USDA Fraud CaseLock Icon

It looks like the criminal trial involving four sisters in their 70s who are accused of defrauding the federal government is going to be a big one. read more >
Federal prosecutors filed a civil lawsuit to seize properties they said were bought with money from an $11.5 million fraud scheme.  Two properties are shown above at 3600 John F. Kennedy Blvd. (left) and 105 E. F Ave. in North Little Rock.
Agriculture & Poultry / Government & Politics / Legal / Nonprofits / Real Estate

All in the Family: 4 Sisters Accused of $11.5M FraudLock Icon

A federal grand jury in Arkansas has charged the sisters, who are all in their 70s, with cheating the U.S. Department of Agriculture out of millions of dollars intended for minority farmers who had suffered discrimination in USDA programs. read more >
Government & Politics / Health Care / Insurance / Legal

Ted Suhl Is Still A Felon (Gwen Moritz Editor’s Note)

What’s the matter with me? President Trump commuted the sentence of a man who used religion and bribes for personal gain, and my outrage meter barely registered. read more >
Leslie Rutledge
Energy / Government & Politics / Legal

Attorney General Leslie Rutledge Criticizes Deal to Idle Entergy Coal Plants

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge cast doubt Thursday on a pending legal settlement that would guarantee the shutdown of Entergy Arkansas' two coal-fired electricity generation plants over the next dozen years. read more >
Agriculture & Poultry / Legal

Chemical Company Sues Delta Farmer Over Unpaid Bills

A Woodruff County farmer was hit with a $525,000 default judgment for not repaying a debt for agricultural supplies. read more >
Paula Casey: “Everything in life is just a matter of timing.”
Education / Legal

Paula Casey Reflects on Legal Career

Paula Casey retired on June 30 from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, where she was the interim vice provost for research and dean of the graduate school. She had held that position since 2013. read more >
Legal

Cyberattack Shuts Down Court Sites

A cyberattack targeting the U.S. judiciary shut down numerous websites Friday afternoon. read more >
U.S. Attorney Conner Eldridge for the Western District of Arkansas (left) and U.S. Attorney Chris Thyer of the Eastern District.
Banking & Finance / Government & Politics / Legal

U.S. District Court Criminal Filings Mixed, Bankruptcies Decline

Criminal charges in the U.S. District Court’s Western District of Arkansas climbed 7.1 percent for the 12-month period that ended March 31, 2012. read more >