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Union wants homebuilder to pay up

Union First Market Bank filed suit last week in Chesterfield County Circuit Court in an attempt to recoup $5.5 million from a Midlothian-based homebuilder.

Ponzi scheme’s Richmond ties

The attorney working to recover funds from a $28 million Ponzi scheme says there are people and entities in Richmond and that may have profited from the alleged fraud.

French tax credit records raise red flags

State records obtained by Richmond BizSense show that developer Justin French has received an unusually large amount of tax credits for renovating historic buildings. Several contractors said that the rehab costs reported by French in his tax credit applications are close to double the typical range.

Body blow for PE fund

A Richmond-based private equity fund lost more than half its value when a Florida bank hit the skids. But the fund’s managers and at least one investor remain hopeful that other investments will more than recoup those losses.