Justin French

2 French buildings get a fresh start

3031 Norfolk Street

Developer Louis Salomonsky picks up two of Justin French’s unfinished apartment projects in Scott’s Addition at an unusually suspenseful foreclosure auction.

More of French’s follies to be auctioned


Bank of Hampton Roads is foreclosing on two buildings in Scott’s Addition and hoping to recover some of the $15 million it lent Justin French.

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.

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.

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.

Coffee shop gets a kick-start

Lamplighter Roasting Company took over a derelict gas station in the Fan and transformed it into a neighborhood hot spot. Now the owners of the coffee shop are looking to recreate the magic.

2 French properties back on track

Two buildings previously owned by convicted tax schemer and former developer Justin French are on their way to becoming apartments.