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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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Public land in Delta impacted by river flood

Every year, hunters flock to the Delta to take advantage of some of the best public hunting land in the state offered by the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries & Parks’ wildlife management areas (WMAs) and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s Theodore Roosevelt National Wildlife Refuge Complex. This year, however, hunters are wondering if they should find somewhere else ...

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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: Clear & convincing evidence of fraud?

By Amy McCullough MVT attorney Bill Brabec made an unspecified motion on which Judge Olack declined to render judgment until the end of the trial. Brabec said the Bank of Forest had failed to present clear and convincing evidence regarding the claims of fraud and negligent misrepresentation. Evidence shows that “the title companies, when they issued a commitment, did not ...

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Evans real estate fraud trial delayed till tomorrow

By Amy McCullough Oral arguments in the long-awaited civil trial of the Evans brothers commercial real estate fraud case have been put off until tomorrow morning (Tuesday, March 1), due to the fact that Mississippi Valley Title’s attorney, Bill Brabec, is sick. In January, the brothers pleaded guilty to criminal charges of conspiracy to commit money laundering and bank fraud ...

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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 of up to $1 million ...

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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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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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Judge: Land will be sold despite objections  

Trial is set for Oct. 25 At a bankruptcy hearing Feb. 19 in Jackson regarding the Evans commercial real estate fraud case, Judge Neil Olack ruled that land would be sold to generate money and federal proceedings would continue despite Mississippi Valley Title’s request to hold off until its chancery court suit could be transferred to Olack’s court. Olack also ...

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Confuse & Conquer

Evans brothers commercial real estate parceling dazed lenders Since two Jackson metro area brothers were sued by a Madison title insurance company for allegedly perpetrating commercial real estate and title insurance fraud, parties have worked to unravel the alleged scheme and speculated on the way the alleged fraud occurred. Mississippi Valley Title Insurance Company (MVT) filed its first lawsuit against ...

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