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 […]

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 […]

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’ […]

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 […]

Evans judge orders lawyers to get with the program

Banks want title company information in massive real estate fraud scheme   In federal bankruptcy court in Jackson in December, state banks fought with Mississippi Valley Title Insurance Company (MVT) for the release of the title company’s internal audit procedures and other information relating to the dealings of Charles Evans Jr. and his brother Chris […]

Federal court will decide Evans details

by Published: November 24,2009

Tags: bankruptcy, Evans

In the first bankruptcy hearing for Jackson area businessman Jon Christopher “Chris” Evans on Nov. 23, a federal judge ruled that creditors will sort out the details of Evans’ alleged commercial real estate fraud in federal bankruptcy court and not in state court, as requested by a Madison title insurance company. Chris Evans, his brother […]

Evans-owned phone books sit in Utah warehouse

by Published: November 16,2009


  Phone books published by a Jackson company — operating in a building owned by a man being sued for alleged commercial real estate fraud — were due out in June but have not been delivered to the public due to nonpayment to the printer. Furthermore, ad sales representatives for the company are continuing to […]

Millions in mortgage fraud alleged

by Published: November 3,2009

Tags: finance, fraud, mortgage

Mississippi Valley Title alleges attorneys Charles and Chris Evans committed mortgage fraud on banks and induced Mississippi Valley Title to issue fraudulent title insurance policies. The claim was part of a motion filed in Madison County Chancery Court in October asking for a preliminary injunction. Charles Evans was an approved attorney for MVT, from whom […]

Laurel man awarded $103M in suit against lawyer

LAUREL — A Mississippi businessman has been awarded $103 million in a lawsuit against the Chicago-based law firm that he accused of defrauding his oil and gas business. Lavon Evans Jr. filed the lawsuit in Jones County Circuit Court in Mississippi in 2008. It sought $150 million in damages from attorney Joel Held, who worked […]

Investment group sues Mississippi Valley Title

by Published: September 26,2010

Tags: Evans, Mississippi Valley Title Insurance Company

A year into the Evans scandal, a creditor in the case has sued Mississippi Valley Title Insurance Company for damages, alleging negligence. Previously, all lawsuits targeted the Evans brothers, who were originally sued by MVT for allegedly running a commercial real estate scheme that used banks as investors. Ridgeland-based G&B Investments alleges that after the […]

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