Brandon Barber, shown in this file photograph from 2006.
A former Fayetteville real estate developer has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Fort Smith on 27 counts of bank fraud, wire fraud, bankruptcy fraud and money laundering, according to a news release issued Wednesday by the Fort Smith office of U.S. Attorney Conner Eldridge.
Brandon Barber, 37, of New York has been charged with federal crimes because of his role in various schemes to commit fraud involving several Northwest Arkansas real estate transactions and his own bankruptcy case.
Eldridge said Barber was arrested Wednesday morning in New York.
Two separate indictments, which had been kept under seal, were unsealed Wednesday.
Others named in the indictments are Barber's former attorney, Vaughn Knight, 46, of Fayetteville; James Van Doren, 37, an attorney and friend of Barber's from... [ MORE ]