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Reopening Ridpath a thorny endeavor

Five years on, nothing much has changed at the deteriorating Ridpath Hotel in downtown Spokane.


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 …


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The imprisoned girlfriend of convicted fraudster Greg Jeffreys rescinded a $2,700 payment for Gonzaga University basketball tickets after her ex-husband raised questions about court-ordered restitution.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 …


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 …


Kimberly Jeffreys sentenced to home detention in fraud case

Kimberly Jeffreys, ex-wife of imprisoned developer Greg Jeffreys, will not step foot in a federal prison after pleading guilty to fraud earlier this year, a judge ruled Tuesday.


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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’ …


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. …


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 …


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 …


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 …


Jailed developer Jeffreys faces new fraud, contempt, conspiracy charges

A new federal indictment against jailed developer Greg Jeffreys and his wife accuses the couple of defrauding a local bank to buy pieces of the troubled Ridpath hotel. A second …


Ridpath Hotel on path to a new beginning

Now you see them. Now you don’t. A judge has ruled that some of the condominium units and restrictions at the Ridpath Hotel were created improperly – and therefore do …


Developer Greg Jeffreys seeks change in trial venue

Spokane developer Greg Jeffreys, who is jailed on federal charges alleging that he defrauded investors of millions of dollars, has asked a judge for a change of venue for his …


Ridpath’s fate hinges on condo bylaws suit

The Ridpath’s future keeps bumping into its past. This time, a bit of chicanery from five years ago has gotten tangled up in the competing efforts of two high-profile Spokane …


Vestal: Jeffreys has no hang-ups about judge’s order

Prosecutors have alleged a lot of things about Greg Jeffreys. A lot, lot, lot of things. We can now add: defiant dialer.


Jeffreys to remain in jail until trial, judge rules

Spokane developer Gregory D. Jeffreys has talked himself out of freedom, a judge ruled Monday. Citing his multiple violations of another judge’s order and a previously undisclosed threat made to …


Judge denies Greg Jeffreys bail for third time

Spokane developer Gregory D. Jeffreys has talked himself out of freedom, a judge ruled today. Citing his multiple violations of another judge’s order and a previously undisclosed threat made to …


Investor trying to rebuild his life

In 2006 and 2007, things were going very well for Brian Main. Main was involved in several real estate deals that seemed ripe to produce fast, fat profits – deals …


Jeffreys’ request for bond rejected

Vulgar and threatening comments about a female FBI agent have unraveled Greg Jeffreys’ latest efforts to bond out of jail as he fights a massive federal fraud and money laundering …


Vestal: Plaintiffs in Jeffreys lawsuits blame appraisers, lawyer

The real estate investments put together by developer Gregory Jeffreys in the years before his criminal indictment have been the target of lawsuits by investors, who claim Jeffreys took advantage …


Indictment alleges Jeffreys’ dark side

People describe Greg Jeffreys as one of the smartest men they know. A persuasive salesman. A tireless worker. An aggressive negotiator and sophisticated dealmaker of uncommon boldness. He was also …


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 …


Historic Ridpath will have a future if Wells succeeds

The logjam may finally be breaking at the Ridpath Hotel. Developer Ron Wells, whose fine touch with condos and historical properties is well-established, has begun purchasing units at the decrepit …


FBI seizes $75,000 from account

FBI agents have seized $75,000 as they unravel financial dealings loosely tied to the Ridpath Hotel debacle. The money sat in a RiverBank account controlled by the son of investigation …


Jeffreys’ sleight of hand isn’t just Ridpath

The federal investigation into the real estate deals of Greg Jeffreys – the man at the center of the Ridpath mess – depicts schemes so brazen that it’s hard to …