Law

Gammino responds to suit

Facing a $14 million lawsuit from a Norfolk bank for his work on two Justin French projects, the local developer argues that the case should be thrown out.

SportsQuest files for bankruptcy

All that remains of the dream that was SportsQuest is $800 cash, a Dell computer, two printers, a fax machine, a calculator and a multimillion-dollar pile of debt.

A cleaning service soap opera

Frank Patton has handled plenty of dirty laundry in his day. But it wasn’t until he cut a deal with a local businessman that Patton found himself entangled in messes made by two of Richmond’s most notorious schemers.

Kickbacks lead to the clink

A local businesswoman was sentenced Tuesday to three years in prison for her role in a Medicaid kickback scheme.

Troutman Sanders vindicated

An accused local Ponzi schemer’s attempt to blame his predicament on his lawyer has finally been put to rest.

Bank takes aim at ‘last man standing’

Bank of Hampton Roads has sued a Richmond developer, alleging that he and his company had a hand in defrauding the bank of more than $13 million on two of Justin French’s construction projects.

‘Unorthodox’ twist in unusual case

Convicted Richmond fraudster John Ross Greer is going back to prison after pleading guilty on Tuesday to scamming customers who thought they were renting exotic vacation properties. And to the surprise of two judges, Greer will keep running the business until he reports to jail.

Cellblock, meet auction block

Some of Justin French’s spoils, including jewelry and more than 60 pieces of artwork, are being auctioned this week by the U.S. Marshals.