Monday, May 20 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:45:03 GMT
(RNN) – A day after long track tornadoes devastated Shawnee and Edmond, OK, another round has begun near Oklahoma City.KOCO broadcast a slow rotating cloud that slowly extended down towards the groundFull Story >
At least 51 have died in a storm the National Weather Service described as large and violent.Full Story >
The former developer of the Kenwood Towne Place project was in court on Thursday.
Matt Daniels of Bear Creek Capital, LLC was indicted on 25 federal charges, including one count of conspiracy to commit bank fraud, one count of bank fraud, seven counts of mail fraud, seven counts of wire fraud, eight counts of money laundering and one count of obstruction.
Federal officials outlined the details of the indictment in a report released in November.
"If you lie, cheat, and steal and it's in a manner that the Federal Government is involved, then know this: that we are going to conduct an investigation, we are going to team up with partners, and we are going to look to make sure justice is done," FBI agent Edward Hanko said Friday.
Daniels' attorney Ben Dusing says his client is innocent of the charges, that there was never an intent to defraud, and that Daniels denies receiving the loan draws cited by the U.S. Attorney's office.
On Thursday, Daniels said he was not guilty of the charges. He is currently not being held in jail, but had to submit his passport.
"If the United States government indicted every contractor that had a project go sideways our prisons would be quite full. That's not criminal and that's what happened here," Dusing argued on behalf of his client.
Federal officials allege Daniels transferred more than 2.8 million resulting from bank fraud out of one account and used it for his own interests including purchasing jewelry and paying $500,000 dollars to a yacht manufacturer.
"The government believes funds were diverted, we come to a different conclusion and we're confident in our accounting," Dusing told FOX19 Friday.
Dusing says his client looks forward to telling his side of the story in court.
The project stalled after contractors accused Bear Creek of not paying them. The development was sold in July from Bank of America to Phillips Edison. The new owners told FOX19 they did not wish to comment on the project at this time.
This indictment follows the indictment of the chief financial officer of Kenwood Towne Place, LLC, Tina Schmidt, who was charged with conspiracy to commit bank fraud in September.
Monday, May 20 2013 3:10 PM EDT2013-05-20 19:10:48 GMT
Several people are arrested after a raid at a Sycamore Township motel. Deputies raided the Drake Motel, located on Reading Road, on Monday morning. Several people were arrested at the scene but no namesFull Story >
Several people have been arrested after a raid at a Sycamore Township motel. Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 9:21 AM EDT2013-05-20 13:21:47 GMT
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - An Army wife who lost over 100 pounds while her husband was away in Afghanistan surprised the soldier Wednesday when he arrived at Wilmington International Airport. Misty Shaffer,Full Story >
A soldier from Wilmington returns from Afghanistan to a big surprise: a new wife, a new house and a different child.Full Story >
Experts say the officer who killed a Long Island college student and a home invasion suspect on Friday was confronted with a split-second choice.Full Story >
As a grieving family prepared for the funeral of a Hofstra University junior killed by a police officer's bullet during a standoff with an armed intruder, some on Monday questioned whether police should have waited for...Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 11:30 AM EDT2013-05-20 15:30:16 GMT
Authorities are investigating a shooting in Liberty Township. The shooting happened Sunday afternoon at the Countryside Village Mobile Home park off of State Route 4 in Liberty, Ohio. FOX19 has a crewFull Story >
The shooting happened Sunday afternoon at the Countryside Village Mobile Home park off of State Route 4 in Liberty, Ohio.Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 6:51 AM EDT2013-05-20 10:51:11 GMT
As we continue our series, "Around the World in Cincinnati," our Tracey Johnson shares the connection they have with the Nigerian community here in the tri state. Tracey says that she knew it would beFull Story >
Tracey says that she knew it would be a trip of a lifetime for her family but she never imagined that their first trip to west Africa would not be the last.Full Story >
An Oregon girl abducted as a baby and missing for 18 years finally emerged in Dallas this week when her mother turned herself in to authorities, according to the Polk County Sheriff's Department. Full Story >
An Oregon girl abducted as a baby and missing for 18 years finally emerged in Dallas this week when her mother turned herself in to authorities, according to the Polk County Sheriff's Department.Full Story >
Sunday, May 19 2013 5:33 PM EDT2013-05-19 21:33:10 GMT
Warren County authorities are investigating two bodies found in a home on Sunday. Officials were called to a residence in the 3900 block of Riley Avenue in South Lebanon around 10 a.m. Sunday morning. LittleFull Story >
Warren County authorities are investigating two bodies found in a home on Sunday. Officials were called to a residence in the 3900 block of Riley Avenue in South Lebanon around 10 a.m. Sunday morning.Full Story >
Monday, May 6 2013 1:29 PM EDT2013-05-06 17:29:07 GMT
A man charged with public indecency is expected to appear in court. Police say 36-year-old Jason Fletcher and Laura Oditt engaged in sexual conduct in a public place. The location is not named in courtFull Story >
A man charged with public indecency is expected to appear in court.Full Story >
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