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Brandon Barber

Report: Barber Sentencing Hearing Scheduled Aug. 13

A sentencing hearing for once-prominent real estate developer Brandon Barber is scheduled to begin Aug. 13 in U.S. District Court in Fort Smith, according a report published Friday in the Arkansas-Democrat Gazette. Barber, who pleaded guilty July 31 to three felony charges of conspiracy to commit bankruptcy fraud, money laundering and conspiracy to commit bank fraud, has been in the Washington County Jail since June 14, 2013. Federal prosecutors are expected to ask U.S. District Judge P.K. Holmes III  to hand down a jail sentence of about 20 years, according to the report. Testimony from the federal government's witnesses could take an hour to an entire day of the hearing on Aug. 13. Barber’s attorney, Asa Hutchinson III of Rogers, told the ADG he will ask the court to sentence Barber... [ MORE ]

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