Just two months later, after fierce opposition from some folks in Fayetteville these plans are trashed. In August, reports come out that Barber is splitting from his development group and reportedly moving to New York. And come October, the law suits start rolling in.
A handful of companies file liens and foreclosures against the Barber group project, The Legacy Building in pursuit of money they say they were still owed to the tune of one million dollars.
Going into 2008, Barber saw lawsuit after lawsuit, companies wanting money they say they were owed. The Legacy Building, in the middle of the controversy, with an 18 million dollar foreclosure suit filed by the Legacy Bank in Springdale.
Then in August, Barber files bankruptcy to avoid a foreclosure sale on the Legacy Building.
One month later, Fayetteville police arrest him for a DWI. That's when the gambling debts start rolling in, with a felony warrant from Nevada for a larceny charge.
A few years later in 2010, the local developer is behind bars again for crimes in Nevada, Involving more than 52-thousand dollars worth of hot checks that Barber cashed at a Las Vegas casino. But two days later he was a free man. According to Barber's attorney, an agreement was reached when he offered to negotiate a payment for the debt.
By the time all the damage was done on June 25, 2010, Brandon Barber had reported liabilities at just over 53-million dollars.