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Stewart Finance News

News Articles and Press Releases

Finance Companies File for Bankruptcy
by Allison Floyd
The Athens Banner-Herald
February 11, 2003

Barnes Helps with Lawsuit
The Athens Banner-Herald
July 21, 2003

FTC Charges Stewart Finance with Illegal Lending Practices
Federal Trade Commission
September 4, 2003

FTC Halts the Illegal Lending Practices of Stewart Finance
Federal Trade Commission
October 28, 2003

Litigation Release No. 18565
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
February 5, 2004

Fight Sends Mayor, Others to Jail in Greene
by Beth Hatcher
The Athens Banner-Herald
April 1, 2004

Stewart Finance Defendant Charged with Contempt of Court
Federal Trade Commission
May 5, 2004

Ben Stewart To Go To Jail Friday if Documents Not Approved, Union Point Mayor Must Report to US Marshals in Atlanta
The Herald-Journal
May 13, 2004

Greene County Grand Jury to Consider Indictments on Ben Stewart Thursday
The Herald-Journal
May 13, 2004

Mayor Commits Suicide. Prosecutors Say Up to 900 Investors Were Scammed
WSB-TV Atlanta
May 13, 2004

Suicide Suspected in Mayor’s Death
by Jaye Watson
11 Alive News
May 13, 2004

Town’s Mayor Kills Self
by Beth Hatcher
The Athens Banner-Herald
May 14, 2004

Union Point Mourns Death of Mayor Ben Stewart
The Herald-Journal
May 20, 2004

Breach of Trust
by Allison Floyd
The Athens Banner-Herald
June 20, 2004

Former Union Point Mayor’s Assets on the Block
by Allison Floyd
The Athens Banner-Herald
July 29, 2004

Assets of Ex-Mayor on Block
by Allison Floyd
The Athens Banner-Herald
August 19, 2004

A Town Betrayed
CBS
December 6, 2004
Scandal and Suicide
by Craig Schneider and Bill Torpy
The Atlanta-Journal Constitution
October 17, 2004

Southern Exposure – How Two Women Helped Unravel a Lending Empire
by Carrick Mollenkamp
The Wall Street Journal
November 11, 2004

Town for Sale
by Stephen Gandel
Money Magazine
February 2005

An AJC Special Report: Borrower Beware: Why Georgia is a Bad Place to Borrow Money: Lenders Often Pack Small Loans With Insurance and Other Extras That Spike Costs for Consumers
by Carrie Teegardin, Ann Hardie and Alan Judd
The Atlanta-Journal Constitution
February 1, 2005

Small Town Investors Still Waiting for Justice After Scandal
by Merritt Melancon
The Athens Banner-Herald
July 24, 2005

Town Unites in Recovery After Layoffs, Scandal
by Merritt Melancon
The Athens Banner-Herald
July 24, 2005

More Property Belonging to Former Mayor Sold Off
by Allison Floyd
The Athens Banner-Herald
August 3, 2005

The Stewart Finance Settlement
Atlanta Legal Aid Society Web Site
March 20, 2006