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Stiltner buys Zags tickets before completely fulfilling restitution order

The convicted girlfriend of a Spokane Ponzi scheme artist paid cash for Gonzaga men’s basketball tickets weeks after being released from prison and before paying her court-ordered restitution, according to documents filed in federal court. Shannon Stiltner used money she said was a gift from her mother to buy the basketball tickets and make a university donation, according to court documents filed on Thursday. Just weeks ago, she tried to buy the four midcourt seats but rescinded the payment after her ex-husband, with whom she shares the season tickets, called to express concern.

Shannon Stiltner rescinds payment for Zags seats; still owes restitution

The imprisoned girlfriend of convicted fraudster Greg Jeffreys rescinded a $2,700 payment for Gonzaga University basketball tickets after her ex-husband raised questions about court-ordered restitution. The revelation comes as Shannon Stiltner, who pleaded guilty to failing to report the real estate schemes of Jeffreys and conspiring with him after their arrest in January 2013, prepares to leave federal custody later this month. She also recently lost a legal appeal to avoid paying interest on the more than $58,000 in restitution to two victims of Jeffreys’ real estate Ponzi schemes.

Developer’s ex-wife Kimberly Jeffreys sentenced in fraud case

The criminal saga of a Spokane developer, his ex-wife and his girlfriend ended Tuesday when a U.S. District Court judge sentenced Kimberly Jeffreys to 90 days of home confinement. The ruling completes the case of fraud, theft, money laundering and conspiracies that jailed Greg Jeffreys, his now ex-wife Kimberly Jeffreys and his girlfriend Shannon Stiltner in January 2013. Prosecutors tied the married couple and Stiltner to numerous real estate schemes around town, including fraudulent investments in the redevelopment of the Ridpath Hotel and theft tied to the construction of a military facility off U.S. Highway 2.

Washington Trust purchases Ridpath Annex to accommodate workforce growth

Washington Trust Bank has purchased the empty Ridpath Annex with plans to convert the building into office space to absorb the bank’s downtown growth. The bank’s purchase brings an end to the once-ambitious plans of four development partners who bought the building eight years ago for conversion to condominiums.

Shawn Vestal: Jeffreys fraud case spreads plenty of blame

There is a strange bit of parallel blaming in recent court filings surrounding Spokane fraud king Greg Jeffreys. In attempting to get a judge to lower the millions in restitution he owes his victims, Jeffreys has been arguing that many of his victims weren’t, in fact, victims at all, but people who simply made bad deals. He notes that the deals were blessed by banks, attorneys, real estate agents and others. A judge didn’t buy it, ordering Jeffreys to pay $9.3 million to a host of victims, in addition to serving eight years in prison. Ironically, though, one of Jeffreys’ victims is making a very similar argument in a new lawsuit, which names an attorney, an appraiser, Realtors and others in its allegations.

Jeffreys gets 8-year prison term

A Spokane developer who swindled millions from investors and banks in complex real estate schemes, including one involving the decrepit Ridpath Hotel downtown, was sentenced Monday to eight years in federal prison and ordered to pay $9.3 million to his victims. Greg Jeffreys, who pleaded guilty last year to wire fraud in a series of real estate schemes from 2006 to 2013, learned his fate at the conclusion of a three-day sentencing and restitution hearing in U.S. District Court in Spokane.

Feds now want developer Greg Jeffreys to repay $12 million

A recent U.S. Supreme Court opinion has federal prosecutors asking for about $2 million more in restitution from jailed Spokane developer Greg Jeffreys, who pleaded guilty last year to wire fraud in a series of real estate schemes. Sentencing documents filed ahead of a scheduled hearing in June had originally asked Jeffreys to repay $10.3 million. He admitted in November to duping individual investors and banks on projects including condominiums, units in the downtown Ridpath tower and a military facility off Highway 2. But a decision rendered in Washington, D.C., earlier this month in the Wisconsin case of a convicted mortgage fraudster prompted prosecutors to revise that amount closer to $12 million.

Developer Greg Jeffreys’ wife pleads guilty to fraud

Kimberly Jeffreys, wife of jailed Spokane developer Greg Jeffreys, pleaded guilty Friday to fraud and faces a six-month federal prison sentence as well as paying restitution up to $150,000. Jeffreys’ plea likely ends the possibility an Eastern Washington jury will hear the details of a federal investigation that produced multiple counts of fraud, money laundering and theft against the couple and accomplice Shannon Stiltner.

Kimberly Jeffreys pleads guilty to fraud

As part of a plea agreement agreed to Friday, Kimberly Jeffreys pleaded guilty to defrauding two banks in 2010 for loans to construct a military entrance processing station in Spokane. If the agreement is accepted, Jeffreys will spend six months in prison and six months in house arrest.

Shawn Vestal: Greg Jeffreys never learned how to stop hustling

Greg Jeffreys never quit trying. The man who set a new land-speed record for big-time Spokane grift never quit hustling. If one deal wasn’t working, he cooked up another. If one story wasn’t working, he told another. If inflating real estate values wasn’t enough, he invented properties out of whole cloth.

Greg Jeffreys pleads guilty to fraud

Jailed developer Greg Jeffreys pleaded guilty Thursday to swindling millions from investors, banks and the federal government to fund a lavish lifestyle. Prosecutors want him imprisoned for eight years and to repay duped investors millions of dollars on the four criminal counts of fraud and contempt of court stretching from 2006 through May.

Greg Jeffreys pleads guilty to fraud

Greg Jeffreys pleaded guilty Thursday to swindling millions from investors, banks and the federal government to fund a lavish lifestyle.

Developer Greg Jeffreys’ wife wants source of alleged stolen money hidden

The wife of a jailed Spokane developer accused of fraud and theft doesn’t want jurors to learn that some of the allegedly stolen money was from the federal government’s controversial stimulus package. The request to keep the source of the money from being disclosed to jurors was one of many on the table during a series of hearings in federal court Monday for Kimberly Jeffreys, her husband, Greg Jeffreys, and his girlfriend Shannon Stiltner.