Oil boom


Fueled by a new round of work on the BP oil spill settlement, Shockoe Bottom-based BrownGreer is hiring 800 people in 18 temporary offices in five states.

Another Norfolk developer charged in massive fraud


Eric Menden, a 53-year-old developer in downtown Norfolk, pleaded guilty Friday to a $41 million bank fraud and tax credit scheme that authorities say contributed to the failure of Bank of the Commonwealth.

Arrest made in $11 million tax credit scheme


Using lessons learned from Justin French’s infamous scheme, state and federal authorities have charged a Norfolk developer with an $11 million tax credit fraud.

A big break for small businesses?


Richmond’s small businesses could be getting a little more spending money if Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.) can get his way.

Don’t leave court without it


A lawsuit from American Express Travel is the latest legal issue for John Ross Greer and his Richmond-based luxury villa rental company.

Local businessman charged with grand larceny


John Ross Greer, a local businessman whose illegal dealings in precious metals made Richmond headlines in the 1980s, ran into the law again last week.

An unusual but optimistic request

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New Kent Courthouse Village, a stalled $30 million mixed-use development modeled after a traditional English village, had its Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection dismissed.

More trouble for Tetra


A local bank is foreclosing on parcels at four sites in Henrico that were once in the pipeline of the Tetra Companies, a Virginia Beach real estate investment firm that appears to have dissolved.