Favorite

Money troubles 

Jason Meier, one of the developers of the proposed Sterling Center downtown, the focus of an article in last week's Arkansas Times, was charged in March with forgery in the second degree and felony theft of property, the Times has learned. His case is pending in Pulaski Circuit Judge Leon Johnson's court; plea and arraignment are sent for June 7.

According to Sherwood police, Meier wrote 36 checks totaling $58,521 on the Zimmerman Motorcars account for deposit into his account. He'd been hired at Zimmerman to create a computer system for the business. The report said that the checks were made over the signature of John Zimmerman, but Zimmerman says the signature was not his.

Meier declined to discuss the specifics of the charges. But he said his lawyer is working on getting the dispute transferred to civil court. His planned Capitol Avenue development? He said if he was sure he faced a criminal trial "I wouldn't be pursuing what I'm pursuing."

Favorite

Sign up for the Daily Update email

Comments (7)

Showing 1-7 of 7

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-7 of 7

Add a comment

Latest in The Insider

  • All in the family

    Old habits die hard. We may have a new Republican majority in the legislature, but like the old Democratic majority, it still doesn't hurt to have a lawmaker spouse to land a part-time job during the legislative session.
    • Jan 30, 2013
  • 'Circuit breaker' legal

    When we first asked Gov. Mike Beebe about the "circuit breaker" idea out of Arizona (automatically opting out of Medicaid expansion if the feds reduce the matching rates in the future), he said it was fine but noted that states can already opt out at any time, an assurance he got in writing from the feds.
    • Jan 30, 2013
  • Church goes to school in Conway

    An interesting controversy is brewing in Conway Public Schools, periodically a scene of discord as more liberal constituents object to the heavy dose of religion that powerful local churches have tried to inject into the schools, particularly in sex education short on science and long on abstinence.
    • Jan 23, 2013
  • More »

Most Viewed

  • Suit seeks to block ballot measure

    A lawsuit was filed last week in Pulaski County Circuit Court saying Issue 1, proposed by the legislature, should be removed from the November ballot because it unconstitutionally proposes four separate constitutional amendments to voters in one ballot measure.
  • Little Rock, cut low

    The capital city lands on a ranking of the worst cities in the country.
  • A deeper dive into a wider 30

    A look at ARDOT's environmental report.

Most Recent Comments

  • Re: Misleading

    • Correction. In the post that referred to tsallernartng the piece of nazi shit, it is…

    • on July 21, 2018
  • Re: Misleading

    • I notice that the post that was in the latest issue by the piece of…

    • on July 21, 2018
  • Re: Taking the widow's mite

    • I've tried to help veterans and surviving spouses since 1975 when I first worked for…

    • on July 21, 2018
 

© 2018 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation