Embezzlement scheme is a kick in the pants

Sometime the very people hired to prevent malfeasance are the ones up to no good. That seems to be what happened to a local association of physicians, which was the victim of a two-year embezzlement scheme, according to a recent lawsuit.

Markel Corp. breaks silence on French

The Markel Corporation said in its first public statements about its involvement with Justin French that it made a mistake in doing business with him. “We didn’t do a very good job of vetting him,” company chairman and chief executive Alan Kirshner said in an article published in this month’s Virginia Business magazine. “We made… Read more »

Architect strikes back against lawsuit

Todd Dykshorn was sued last month for allegedly misrepresenting the status of two properties that developer Justin French was converting into apartments. He now wants the case tossed out of court, arguing it has no merits.

Investor finds coal in his stocking, not in his portfolio

It didn’t take a local ophthalmologist long to start second-guessing his $800,000 investment in a fledgling Appalachian coal mining operation. And now he has filed a lawsuit to try and recover his money.

More culprits yet to surface in Ponzi scheme?

The lawyer representing a local man named in Ponzi scheme lawsuits filed by federal authorities in Florida says there’s more to the story. Chris Bruno, an attorney in Northern Virginia who is defending Richmond businessman William Center, said Center has agreed to cooperate with authorities in recovering the money that was collected in the scheme…. Read more »

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.

Richmond man named in $28M Ponzi scheme

A Richmond man allegedly helped run a $28 million Ponzi scheme that was uncovered in June, according to two regulatory agencies and civil suits filed in Florida.

French: ‘I was not told why they went in’

Developer Justin French said Friday that he was not told why FBI and IRS agents raided his Shockoe Slip office Thursday. He also said he’s done nothing wrong.