Indictment names ex-developer Barber

Posted: March 21, 2013 at 1:45 a.m.

NWA Media/JASON IVESTER Randall Coleman (right), FBI Special Agent in Charge, listens as Conner Eldridge, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, speaks during a news conference on Wednesday, March 20, 2013, inside the U.S. Attorney's Office in Fort Smith. Eldridge announced charges with federal crimes for Brandon Barber, Vaughn Knight, James Van Doren, Jeff Whorton and Brandon Rains. Barber was arrested earlier in the day in New York.

FBI agents arrested a once-prominent Fayetteville real estate developer in New York City on Wednesday, and federal prosecutors released indictments detailing his alleged schemes to defraud banks that financed his projects.

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Front Section, Pages 1 on 03/21/2013

"When Brandon Barber came to town
the woman folk would swoon, they'd swoon
When Brandon Barber came to town
the men would step in stride

Cause the lie of the mouth
was the only thing that Brandon understood
When it came to talking false not true
He was mighty good.

From out of the south two agents came
Lawbooks in their hands
And Brandon he went down
along with his gang of crooks renounded."

Apologies to Liberty Valance and Gene Pitney

Posted by: JailBird

March 21, 2013 at 5:10 p.m. ( | suggest removal )