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Brothers accused of odometer scheme

Federal agents accused two brothers of rolling back odometers on used cars to trick Craigslist shoppers and turn a profit. One of the men pleaded guilty to a similar felony fraud three years ago. Both brothers are jailed and one, Tam Q. Do, 36, is on an immigration hold. He is from Vietnam.

Feds cite Jeffreys’ Mexico connection

Possible connections to someone he called a Mexican drug lord could thwart Gregory D. Jeffreys’ efforts to get out of jail. Jeffreys, a Spokane real estate developer, is awaiting trial on charges he defrauded millions from investors.

Jeffreys considered flight risk, denied bail by federal judge

When federal authorities arrested Spokane developer Gregory Jeffreys at the Spokane International Airport, he was carrying documents that investigators say outlined yet another scam designed to lure investors into giving him money for a $1.6 million “opportunity” in Las Vegas. Jeffreys, 53, appeared Friday in a contentious hearing where U.S. Magistrate Judge Cynthia Imbrogno ordered him held in the Spokane County Jail without bond after declaring he posed an economic and physical risk to the community. The judge also chastised Jeffreys for openly violating her orders when she caught him talking with his co-defendant and apparent girlfriend, Shannon Stiltner, during the hearing.

Ridpath developer Jeffreys ordered held in jail

When federal authorities arrested developer Gregory Jeffreys Tuesday at the Spokane International Airport, he was carrying documents in his briefcase that investigators say outlined yet another scam designed to lure investors into giving him money for a $1.6 million “opportunity” in Las Vegas. Jeffreys, 53, appeared today in a contentious hearing where U.S. Magistrate Judge Cynthia Imbrogno ordered him held in the Spokane County Jail without bond after declaring he posed an economic and physical risk to the community.

Feds unseal indictment against developer, his wife, girlfriend

Federal authorities unsealed a 73-count indictment Wednesday alleging bank fraud, money laundering and wire fraud against Gregory D. Jeffreys, a Spokane developer who has been largely blamed for the complicated legal and financial mess of the Ridpath Hotel. Jeffreys, 53, his wife and his apparent lover are accused by federal prosecutors of complicated financial schemes involving loans from investors and banks on buildings that sometimes didn’t exist.