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Charles Evans Jr. gets 20 years in prison

JACKSON — The Evans brothers were sentenced on Dec. 19 in U.S. District Court on charges of conspiracy to commit money laundering and bank fraud in what is the largest known commercial real estate fraud scheme in Mississippi history. Charles Evans Jr., 57, received 20 years in prison, and Chris Evans, 53, got 14 years. In January the brothers pleaded ...

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Bank tries to prove Valley committed fraud

The long-awaited trial of the Evans brothers began last week in U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Mississippi and was still continuing at press time. Judge Neil Olack will rule in the non-jury trial. Heritage Bank and the Bank of Forest are suing Mississippi Valley Title Insurance Company (MVT) on contractual claims and a bad faith claim, as ...

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Evans Trial: Closing arguments

By Amy McCullough NOTE: Do not expect this post to make sense unless you’ve done a lot of prior reading. Previous posts this week: “Clear and convincing evidence?” and “He worked for us, but he didn’t really.” The Evans bankruptcy court trial concluded today with four hours of closing arguments. Closing briefs are due May 6. Interesting points: • Representing ...

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Evans trial: He worked for us, but he didn't really

By Amy McCullough Attorneys for Mississippi Valley Title, the Bank of Forest and Heritage Bank gave opening statements yesterday for the long-awaited Evans trial in U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Mississippi. Judge Neil Olack will rule on the case. There is no jury, and proceedings will continue through Friday (March 4). The $40 million commercial rest estate ...

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Evans Exam Re: Trust Account Delayed Until July

See prior post. JACKSON-Charles Evans Jr. was set to be questioned this week about his trust account, but a federal judge ruled Monday that the exam will be delayed until July in order to allow time for the examination of a significant amount of documents recently found in a storage facility. For months creditors have tried to determine whether Evans and ...

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Evans Seeks to Postpone Exam Re: Trust Account

JACKSON–Charles Evans Jr. is set to be questioned this week about his trust account,  but he is trying to postpone the exam, claiming that he cannot comply with bankruptcy court wishes because he is currently jailed on felony charges for resisting arrest by U.S. Marshals. According to a bankruptcy court document filed today (June 3), one of Evans’ attorneys, along ...

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Charles Evans Jr. to Remain in Jail

JACKSON–A federal district court judge ruled Tuesday (June 1) that Charles Evans Jr. would stay in jail until his next hearing on felony charges. Evans has been accused of resisting arrest by U.S. Marshals when he was taken in to custody last Wednesday. He was also in possession of a firearm. Evans, along with his brother Chris Evans were sued ...

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Warrant issued for Charles Evans Jr.

A federal bankruptcy court judge has issued an arrest warrant for Charles Evans Jr. for failing to appear in court and failing to produce documents regarding his trust account, according to a court filing posted Friday. Charles Evans Jr. and his brother Chris Evans have been charged with conducting a commercial real estate mortgage-stacking scheme that has done $40 million ...

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Banks try to force Evans into Chapter 7; still searching for trust account

Creditors in the Evans brothers commercial real estate fraud case are still trying to get information on the funds of Charles Evans Jr., and Evans continues to stall them. Creditors were informed on Monday that Charles would not show up for a deposition that was scheduled for Tuesday. The parties have obtained information on Charles’ trust fund but can’t yet ...

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Evans phone books still just trickling out; ads for new book being sold

Employees from a phone book company operated by a man who filed for bankruptcy in October are selling ads to small business owners in Rankin and Madison counties. And money is being collected for ads for new phone books that will likely never be distributed or printed. Rankin County books were supposed to be distributed in June but have still ...

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