Brandon Barber, awaiting trial on 27 federal charges including fraud and money laundering, was remanded into custody at the Washington Co. Jail on Tuesday following a supplemental court appearance in U.S. District Court in Fayetteville.
The former Northwest Arkansas real estate developer — now living in New York — was taken from the courtroom at the John Paul Hammerschmidt Federal Building after his attorney, Asa Hutchinson III, failed to convince U.S. Magistrate Judge Erin L. Setser that Barber had found a suitable residence to serve the court's order of home incarceration.
Setser made that ruling Monday during a bond revocation hearing for Barber, made necessary following his arrest last week at the recommendation of U.S. probation officer Craig Robie. Robie's recommendation came... [ MORE ]