Lee’s Summit man gets four years for mortgage fraud

Albert Roberts III of Lee’s Summit received a four-year sentence in federal prison without parole after being found guilty of fraudulently obtaining $3.76 million in mortgages.

Prosecutors say the retired teacher obtained $3,758,420 from mortgage lenders and title companies from 2002 to 2007 by making fraudulent representations and omitting key information. He used the money to acquire 12 properties from Penrod Homes Inc., and structured the transactions in a way that he received $807,203 in kickbacks…

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Plaza management sheds more light on Houston's departure

Efforts to satisfy another restaurant tenant led the owners of Houston’s to decide to pull out of the Country Club Plaza after a 30-year run.

A call to the Kansas City Houston’s location confirmed that the restaurant will close Jan. 31, although its lease doesn’t expire until the end of March. Hillstone Restaurant Group, which owns the restaurant concept, did not respond to multiple requests for comment.

The lease negotiations broke down when Houston’s voiced concerns about having to close for…

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Pipeline crowns 2016 Innovator of the Year

Attendees packed the Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland Thursday evening for Pipeline Inc.’s capstone event, The Innovators.

The awards gala introduced the 2017 Pipeline class and honored several Pipeline members.

Michelle Faits received Innovator of the Year, which is based on three components: performance during the Pipeline fellowship year; scores from the fellows’ retooled business plans post-Pipeline modules; and scores from the pitch presentations, which occurred earlier on Thursday.

“Thank…

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