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story.lead_photo.caption Kevin Harold Lewis (left) leaves the federal courthouse in Little Rock with attorney Tim Dudley after pleading guilty. - Photo by Staton Breidenthal

CORRECTION: Citizens State Bank of Bald Knob lost money in a Ponzi scheme that Little Rock attorney Kevin Lewis pleaded guilty to orchestrating Wednesday. This article did not include the complete name of the bank.

A Little Rock lawyer pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court to what U.S. Attorney Chris Thyer called “the largest fraud in the history of Arkansas.”

Kevin Lewis, a former attorney, on Wednesday plead guilty to bank fraud in what prosecutors called the largest fraud ever in Arkansas.

Lewis pleads guilty in 'largest fraud' ever in Ark.

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Front Section, Pages 1 on 08/04/2011

Print Headline: LR lawyer admits to fraud called largest ever in state

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  • golfdude
    August 4, 2011 at 5:25 a.m.

    Typical attorney mentality, they sure are easy money one the course

  • Spankthemonkey
    August 4, 2011 at 9:26 a.m.

    Released on his own recognizance?

  • dumblikeme
    August 4, 2011 at 10:48 a.m.

    Good point arta. So, if I walk into a bank and carefully slip $39 million out of the vault when no one is looking, you recon ol' Judge Moody will let me remain free on my own recognizance too? I mean if I PROMISE to pay it back!

  • YoungHog
    August 4, 2011 at 12:19 p.m.

    they should have froze his assets. TAGGED HIS LEG.. and Thank God for President Obama.. for setting up the "task force.." i.e.

    He said President Barack Obama established the inter-agency Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force “to wage an aggressive, coordinated and proactive effort to investigate and prosecute financial crimes.”


  • GrossHawg
    August 4, 2011 at 12:54 p.m.

    Lewis will face 10 to 12 1/2 years in prison... White collar prison and will not serve that whole time. This man destroyed lives. He brought down a financial institution. He should get much more time in a REAL prison!!

    August 11, 2011 at 11:15 a.m.

    Too bad he didn't have a joint in his pocket, he would've got life.