Indictments In Timber Ponzi Scam May Boost Receiver's Case

By Andrew Strickler (May 26, 2021, 4:14 PM EDT) -- A federal receiver's longtime effort to recoup millions of dollars for victims of a massive timber scam may get a push with new criminal charges against two alleged players in the scheme who are connected to Baker Donelson.

While the indictments against a Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC partner and a former firm lobbyist add a layer of complexity to the case, experts say the charges unsealed last week could drop some barriers in the civil case and ultimately speed checks getting to aggrieved "investors" of Ponzi mastermind Arthur Lamar Adams.

Since being tasked three years ago with recovering...

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