Evans brothers plead guilty to money laundering, fraud

by Published: January 19,2011

Tags: courts, law, real estate, scam

JACKSON — Authorities say two Mississippi lawyers, who are also brothers, have pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit money laundering and bank fraud. U.S. Attorney John M. Dowdy says in a news release that 57-year-old Charles H. Evans Jr. and 53-year-old Jon Christopher Evans pleaded guilty yesterday. Both are from Jackson. Prosecutors say the brothers […]

Criminal charges filed in Evans real estate fraud case

Charles H. Evans Jr. and his brother Chris Evans have each been charged with two felonies by the U.S. District Attorney. On Dec. 16 the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Mississippi charged each of the brothers with conspiracy to commit money laundering and bank fraud. The punishment for bank fraud is a fine […]

Evans embroiled in alleged fraud

Jackson area businessmen allegedly involved in $41 million insurance fraud Two Jackson metro area brothers were sued by a Madison title insurance company in Chancery Court in September for allegedly perpetrating $41 million worth of commercial real estate and title insurance fraud in Mississippi. Proceedings to deal with the aftermath of the alleged mortgage-stacking scheme […]

Details of alleged Evans brothers’ fraud revealed

by Published: November 13,2009

Tags: banking and finance, fraud, real estate

Two months after a Madison title insurance company sued two brothers for committing commercial mortgage fraud, banks are scrambling to obtain titles to properties on which they have made loans, and parties are wondering how much the title company may have to pay out. In a Sept. 18 lawsuit in Madison Chancery Court, Mississippi Valley […]

Evans brothers accused of massive fraud

by Published: November 6,2009

Tags: fraud, insurance, real estate

A Madison title insurance company is accusing two brothers of committing mortgage fraud and leading the title company to issue fraudulent title insurance policies in Madison County and elsewhere in the state. Mississippi Valley Title alleges brothers Charles H. Evans Jr. and Jon C. (Chris) Evans committed mortgage fraud on banks and induced MVT to […]

Chicago law firm asks justices to dismiss $103M fraud verdict

JACKSON — The Mississippi Supreme Court is to hear arguments today from a Chicago-based law firm seeking dismissal of a $103 million jury verdict to businessman Lavon Evans Jr. who claimed the firm defrauded him. Evans sued in 2008 claiming the Baker & McKenzie firm defrauded his oil and gas business. In 1999, Evans began […]

Chicago law firm asks Court to toss fraud verdict

JACKSON — A Chicago-based law office has asked the Mississippi Supreme Court to throw out a jury’s verdict saying it owes $103 million to a businessman who claimed the firm defrauded him. Oral arguments are scheduled for July 17 in Jackson. The case is among dozens the court will take up during its July-August term. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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), […]

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