Friday, October 6, 2017

Contractor once convicted of bank fraud.

A Madison County contractor was convicted of bank fraud in 2006.  The Justice Department charged Chris Creely with one count of bank fraud and alleged that he arranged for fraudulent mortgages of over $300,000.  The defendant pleaded guilty in 2007.

The bill of information states:

Beginning on or about June 2002, and continuing through May, 2003, in Hinds County in the Jackson Division of the Southern District of Mississippi,and elsewhere, the defendant, JOSEPH C. CREELY, aided and abetted by others, knowingly devised and executed a scheme or artifice to defraud Bancorp South, a financial institution being at all times insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and to obtain funds which were owned by or under the custody or control of said bank, by means of materially false and fraudulent pretenses, representations and promises.

It was part of the scheme and artifice that, the defendant engaged in a pattern of making nominee loans to straw borrowers, knowing that{1) the loans were not being made for the purposes stated in the loan documents; (2) the proceeds of the loans were for the benefit of another individual who could not have obtained the loans in his own name; and/or (3) the stated collateral for the loans was misrepresented or nonexistent.
It was further a part of the scheme that CREELY, at the time the loans were made, knew that the proceeds of the loans would not be used for the stated purpose in the loan documents, and/or knew that the loans were for the benefit of the individual to whom CREELY knew could not obtain the loans in his own name.
Creely pleaded guilty to one count of bank fraud and serve a three month term of home confinement.  Judge Tom Lee sentenced him to pay an $8,000 fine and restitution of $113,852.  Restitution was paid and the Justice Department reported satisfaction of the judgment to the Court.

Creely owns Arrow, LLC.  Arrow, LLC and Central Roofing, Inc.  The Secretary of State's website reports that Central Roofing was dissolved on December 20, 2014 by the Secretary of State. 


Anonymous said...

What am I missing? This was settled 10 years ago. He did his time and paid his fine. Has he done something illegal recently that would cause this to be news?

Anonymous said...

Same question here - is there any current news here?

Do I win? said...

I can only guess we've just found out who the subcontractor was that installed the $700,000 faulty roof on the old Sears building in downtown Jackson, aka the Eudora Welty Library.

Anonymous said...

Agree with the two serious posters above... why pull this up and drag this man back through this years after being settled?

Anonymous said...

What's the story here?

Hoo Boy! said...

Can't you find something relevant and current - Like Rudy? He's a multi-millionaire who keeps borrowing money and listing his residence as collateral over and over. How many loans and lines of credit can have the same collateral at the same time?

Anonymous said...

Having done a brief search, I suspect KF will be channeling Paul Harvey shortly.
Let's not jump to conclusions yet, folks.

Anonymous said...

Ah - the mysterious project manager who never inspected the work...

Anonymous said...

Like those old drag race promotions- but with the KF it's probably
coming Monday.

MONDAY MONDAY MONDAY for the latest and hottest 411 on the kind of gubmint CONtracts!

Anonymous said...

faux aristocratic Ashton Park

Anonymous said...

Chris is a good man who made a mistake. A long time ago. Move on

Anonymous said...

A shady roofing contractor? In other news water is wet. #colormeshocked

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