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Former member of rock band arrested at Little Rock airport, accused of $27 million fraud

By The Associated Press

This article was originally published January 18, 2018 at 6:53 a.m. Updated January 18, 2018 at 11:56 a.m.

LITTLE ROCK — The former bassist of the rock band The Ataris awaits arraignment after he and a woman were indicted on federal conspiracy and fraud charges.

Michael Sean Davenport was arrested last month at a Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport in Little Rock on a warrant issued by a southern Illinois federal court accusing him of running a telemarketing business in Santa Barbara, California, for eight years. The indictment 📄 alleges the business advertised houses and apartments it didn't own at low prices.

The 49-year-old Davenport is accused of defrauding more than 100,000 people out of $27 million.

[DOCUMENT: Read full indictment filed in case]

Davenport and Cynthia Rawlinson, his sales manager, are charged with wire and mail fraud and conspiracy to commit wire fraud.

Davenport's attorney, Alan Karow, said in an email Wednesday night that he will "assert a vigorous defense" and that he believes Davenport is innocent. Rawlinson has no attorney listed in court records.

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TravisBickle says... January 18, 2018 at 9:31 a.m.

That sounds like a pretty audacious bit of fraud!

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