Local developer David Miller has been sentenced to 45 months in prison for orchestrating a fraud scheme revolving around some Williamson County property. Miller, one of the first developers active in Brentwood's Governor's Club, had been convicted in May of identity theft and giving false statements to banks.
It's been nearly eight months since ex-Sommet Group leaders Brian and Marsha Whitfield were indicted by a federal court for an alleged multimillion-dollar fraud. The couple has, unsurprisingly, waived their right to a speedy trial, according to court filings this week. The Whitfields, along with accomplice Edwin Todd, had been set to face trial in December, but it appears as though that date will be pushed back.
The trio is being asked to forfeit some $20 million worth of property. For our coverage of the Sommet collapse, click here.
Pierce Greenberg has the latest on the case of the more than half a million dollars that went missing at Vanderbilt University School of Law courtesy of an office administrator and his accomplice. Hunt and Wakefield last week pleaded guilty to various charges that could land them both lengthy prison sentences.
An administrative services manager fired last year by Vanderbilt University administrators after a fraud investigation has pleaded guilty, along with his partner, to stealing more than half a million dollars from the school. Jason Hunt and Cole Wakefield also have pleaded guilty to about 20 other charges, including statutory rape.
Also according to the Davidson County District Attorney’s Office, investigators determined some of the forged checks written by Hunt were cashed by two 17-year-old males, with whom both Hunt and Wakefield had sexual relations.
Hunt and Wakefield are in line to receive prison sentences of 22 years and 10 years, respectively.
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