Posts Tagged ‘subdivision’

Ex-contractor’s bank fraud trial postponed

SOUTHAVEN — The sentencing hearing for a former Southaven contractor who admitted to submitting fake invoices to a bank for work at a subdivision his company never built has been delayed until an unspecified date. The Commercial Appeal reports James Harris was scheduled for sentencing Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Aberdeen, but his lawyers […] [...]

Former city contractor pleads guilty to bank fraud

SOUTHAVEN — A former contractor with the city of Southaven has pleaded guilty to a federal charge that he made false statements to an area bank to get money from a loan for drainage work at a subdivision that his development company never built. The Commercial Appeal reports it took 53-year-old James Harris, of Hernando, […] [...]

County sees building permits soar; up 41 percent compared to last year

OLIVE BRANCH — Planners in DeSoto County say July’s brisk pace for building permits is a hopeful sign for the local economy. County deputy planning director Tom Haysley tells The Commercial Appeal that the housing industry is cautious about identifying the spurt as a trend but records show more permits are being issued for subdivision […] [...]

Real estate developer gets 10 days in prison for bank fraud

OXFORD — DeSoto County developer Chuck Roberts will serve 10 days in a federal prison in September for his role in a bank fraud scheme involving a Southaven subdivision his company was planning to build. The Commercial Appeal reports the 46-year-old Roberts said during yesterday’s sentencing hearing in U.S. District Court in Oxford that his […] [...]

Officials mulling building codes for unincorporated areas

OXFORD — Some buildings in unincorporated areas of Lafayette County may soon have to be constructed according to building codes, though officials are still working on the details. A code has not been adopted. However, county supervisors have appointed a committee to work out details of what will be in the building code Proposals to […] [...]

Ex-city contractor asks for more time to prepare defense

OXFORD — Former Southaven city contractor James Malcolm Harris Jr., who was recently indicted on bank fraud charges, has requested that his March 4 trial be postponed to give his attorney enough time to prepare for the case. The Commercial Appeal reports Harris’ attorney, David Hill, filed a motion for a continuance on Feb. 15 […] [...]

Developer’s guilty plea prompts commission probe

SOUTHAVEN — The Mississippi Real Estate Commission plans to open an investigation into the dealings of DeSoto County developer Chuck Roberts after Roberts pleaded guilty last week to a federal bank fraud charge involving a Southaven subdivision. Roberts, 46, pleaded guilty to bank fraud last Thursday in federal court in Oxford. Roberts was accused of submitting […] [...]

Real estate developer pleads guilty to bank fraud

OXFORD — DeSoto County developer Chuck Roberts has pleaded guilty in federal court to bank fraud charges. The Commercial Appeal reports Roberts entered his plea at a hearing in Oxford yesterday. He pleaded guilty to one count charging him with submitting fake documents and making false statements to an area bank to get money from […] [...]

Public hearing called to discuss subdivision development

VICKSBURG — Warren County will hold a public hearing on Jan. 22 on proposed changes to the county’s ordinance on subdivision development. The Vicksburg Post reports versions of a revised ordinance have discussed by the board of supervisors for months. The county is considering a prohibition on the sale of residential lots until roads are […] [...]

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