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Estate targets Neill's Lake Summit boathouse

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A Lake Summit boat dock owned by convicted attorney Sam Neill is headed for auction on the courthouse steps as payment to one of the estates Neill was convicted of defrauding.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Neill victim acquires Lake Summit property

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Lake Summit property owned by Sam Neill, now serving federal prison time for income tax evasion, has been acquired by one of the estates he was convicted of stealing from.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Neill to serve to 6-8 years in prison

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A Superior Court judge on Thursday sentenced Sam Neill to 6-8 years in prison for stealing from trust funds, meaning the disbarred attorney will likely serve six years total, counting three years of federal prison time a judge ordered the day before in U.S. District Court in Asheville. The federal and state terms are to be served concurrently.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Sale of Flight leaves Neill victims with $0

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The sale of old Flight Wood Grill space back to its original owner closed last week, making the high-profile Main Street property available for lease.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

With judgment day near, Neill drops price of property pledged to victims

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Two weeks before he faces judgment day for stealing $3 million from trust funds and estates, disbarred attorney Sam Neill dropped the price of property that he has put up as restitution by $1 million.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Neill sentencing set for April 24-25 in two courts

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Federal and state prosecutors have set sentencing for Sam Neill on successive days later this month.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Flight sale would produce no money for Neill victim

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A bankruptcy court ruling improved prospects for a new restaurant in the former Flight Wood Grill property and may have dashed restitution hopes for a victim of attorney Sam Neill's trust embezzlements.   Read Story »

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Henderson County Business

Creditor fight blocks restaurant plan for Neill's Flight property

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A Miami architect and builder wants to open an upscale Italian restaurant in the former Flight Wood Grill property if a sale of the property is approved in bankruptcy court.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Legal fights imperil restitution promises

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A year after he pleaded guilty to federal tax evasion charges and five months after he pleaded guilty to state charges of stealing from trusts and estates he managed, Sam Neill remains free and victims wonder if his promises of restitution will ever amount to cash payments.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

LIGHTNING EXCLUSIVE: What's next in Neill case

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Pick up a copy of this week's Hendersonville Lightning for our exclusive coverage of the Sam Neill embezzlement case and the status of property offered to pay restitution.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Case files show Neill's trouble mounted

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In hindsight, plenty of clues hinted that Sam Neill was going underwater.   Read Story »

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