The plan called for an RV park on 337 acres overlooking the James River in Surry County, Va. It would have a water park and a golf course and a water taxi to ferry tourists across the river to Williamsburg and Jamestown, the Virginian-Pilot reported.

The roads were built and the sewer lines were laid. But in the end, the property remains barren and a local doctor is out more than $300,000. His partner, according to federal authorities, fleeced the doctor, and maybe others, and took off.

The partner is Michael P. Luby, a 54-year-old Maryland native and former Williamsburg, Va., hotelier who, according to public records, has a long history of chicanery. He was charged in an indictment here with four counts of wire fraud and three counts of aggravated identity theft.

The case was unsealed in U.S. District Court following Luby’s arrest in the Charlotte, N.C., area. He is awaiting transfer to Norfolk.

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