Friday, November 13, 2009

MBJ reports more details on Evans case

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Amy McCullough at the Mississippi Business Journal reported new details about the Evans case in this morning's online edition. She beat me to it and delves into one of the basic details of how this alleged scheme worked: the bogus deeds issued on tracts of property. She reports:

"Public records show that Chris Evans’ company Old Agency Business Park Inc. purchased a 24-acre property on Highland Colony Parkway in Madison in 2003. Chris Evans had a local surveyor write legal descriptions dividing the 24-acre parcel into 11 separate tracts. Through various limited liability companies he owned, Chris Evans obtained commercial loans from Mississippi banks on each of the 11 smaller parcels. The title for the land, however, remained vested in Old Agency and was never conveyed to any of the other entities through which loans were obtained. This particular property has more than 30 mortgages recorded against it, the majority of which are held by entities that do not own title to the land. Many banks have filed lawsuits asking the court to transfer title to the Evans’ entities that borrowed money from them.

Developers customarily file a plat in the Chancery Clerk’s Office. A plat is a map dividing a larger tract of land into smaller, numbered lots so the lots may be easily identified for future reference in loan transactions.

Plats were not filed for the Evans’ Highland Colony Parkway property, and legal descriptions for the parcels were lengthy and convoluted, making title examination and the alleged fraud difficult to detect.

The parcels were described utilizing the metes and bounds system, which uses physical features of geography, along with directions and distances, to define boundaries. The boundaries are described in a running prose style, working around the parcel of the land in sequence, starting at and returning to the point of origin.
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JJ can also confirm Chris Evans is in Jackson. Stay tuned for more details.


Anonymous said...

So while all this is going on, there are salespeople that are continuing selling ads in books that will never be published. Chris takes the money collected, deposits it into an unknown (as of yet) account in a bank in Texas and is living off this money while taking supplies to his brother whom he has tucked away in his house on Belleweather Pass in Dinsmoor. Charles' car (cadillac) is at the cadillac dealership, repaired but unpaid for and unclaimed.

You would think that since the FBI were notified about this in the middle of September, they would have shut Gulf States down, therefore not giving him the opportunity to steal more money, hide it & live off of it.

Anonymous said...

Anybody waiting on the FBI to get interested in prosecuting white-collar crime in Mississippi does NOT need to hold their breath!

Anonymous said...

does anyone know if Julie Evans schoolteacher at St Anthony's is related to any of these crooks. I hope not- she taught my son- very sweet lady. Unfortunately, I think she lives in Dinsmor!

Kingfish said...

From what I understand the wife is a nurse.

Anonymous said...

Julie Evans is not related to Charles or Chris Evans.

Gail Evans is Charles Evans' wife.

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

Gail Evans is Charles Evans' "not-soon-enough-for-her" X wife.

Anonymous said...

Wow KF..... I have to say that ever since an attorney friend told me about this site, it's one of my favorites... GREAT job on this Evans debacle! I think I through know as much as anyone about this thing (from the land and court records perspective, if that tells you anything), and I still check JJ every day to see what you've found out. Bravo.

Anonymous said...

Gulf States Directory has absolutely nothing to with the land deals. It is a completely separate entity. Has anybody ever thought that this vendetta against Gulf States could come from a disgruntled ex-employee?
Some people just cannot let go. Sad thing is, they are the ones who may get fleeting satisfaction, but when its all said & done, they will pay the ultimate price. Who can go up against the Almighty?

Anonymous said...

Bringing up the fact that Gulf States can't pay the printing bill isn't a vendetta. Sorry.

KaptKangaroo said...

No vendetta here, the Gulf States situation just further demonstrates the lengths these guys will go to to cheat the system.

Kingfish said...

What vendetta?

Printer went on the record saying it was stiffed.

Anonymous said...

This is no vendetta by an ex-employee. It is the employees in the office of Gulf STates Directory that were constantly asked to type land descriptions and take packages to banks but told do not speak to the bank employees and do not answer any of their questions. It is the employees that were involved without knowing what they had been involved in.

Too bad that the salespeople that were still out selling ads for non existent books and KNEW the books would never be printed have not been charged with committing fraud upon our customers.

Damn right there are disgruntled employees. Anytime someone involves me in something illegal you can rest assured pay back will be hell.

Just keep looking for a job sorry ass salespeople and hope no one remembers you took their money these last few months and there will NEVER be another phone book printed by these two scam artists.

Anonymous said...

And fleeting satisfaction? That will come when Charles and Chris are wearing green or yellow stripes.

And the ultimate price we paid was losing our jobs because they were scamming everyone in sight and were caught.

Keep drinking the crazy kool-aid, crazy.

Charles? Chris? What colors would you like in your jail cell? Would you like a single or double cell? Window or dungeon side? Water or Water? Sorry no peanuts available.

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