French bankruptcy approved

A U.S. bankruptcy judge has approved the involuntary bankruptcy petition against fallen developer Justin French.

Richmond agent guilty of fraud

Julius Everett “Bud” Johnson pleaded guilty in federal court in a suit that charged him with conspiracy to commit mail, wire and bank fraud, and engaging in unlawful monetary transactions.

Prominent Richmond couple goes bankrupt

The former head of one of Richmond’s old guard investment banking firms has filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy, listing millions in debts to creditors that include local banks and some friends.

SCC slaps maximum penalty on Richmond businessman

A Richmond businessman, his associate and several locally-based companies have been fined $37.4 million by the State Corporation Commission for violating Virginia securities laws.

Banks try to force French into Chapter 7

Paragon Commercial Bank, Franklin Federal Savings Bank and Citizens Bank & Trust have petitioned the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Richmond to place the formerly high-flying developer into bankruptcy.

Fund would help revitalize Richmond

The city of Richmond is one step closer to offering new financial assistance to private firms doing work in blighted neighborhoods.

Local nonprofits join forces

CHIP of Greater Richmond has merged with Family Lifeline, creating an abuse-prevention and health services organization with 40 employees and a combined annual budget of $3.5 million.