ANGELA FORD AND SETH JOHNSON, FORMERLY (??) CO-COUNSEL IN THE BOONE COUNTY FEN PHEN CIVIL TRIAL CONTINUE THEIR FIGHT.
By LawReader Feb. 23, 2013
Attorney Seth Johnson and Johnson Legal, PSC. ON Dec. 17, 2012 filed a response to Angela Ford’s motion to strike Johnson’s answer and counterclaim to her original Complaint.
The pleading of Johnston was styled:
Angela Ford v. Johnston Legal PSC, et al, Fayette Circuit Court Case No. 12-CI-3758.
“MEMORANDUM OF LAW IN OPPOSITION TO MOTIN TO STRIKE ANSWER AND COUINTERCLAIM”
At Page 4:
“Ford acknowledges that she voluntarily transferred approximately $3,500,000 to Johnston’s control in mid-2011. The unanswerable, glaring question is response to Ms. Ford’s specious, false allegation that Johnston stole that money is “Why did you voluntarily give it to him in the first place?” Ford has offered no satisfactory answer to that question. That is because Ford does not wish the truth to be disclosed—that she incorporated Mr. Johnston as an unwitting participant in an effort to keep anyone from knowing precisely where Ford had invested or otherwise stowed case.”
In other pleadings Johnston argues that Ford used him to set up LLC’s in which she intended to hide her assets in case the reversal of the Court of Appeals in the Boone County civil case was upheld by the Ky. Sup. Court. That appeal is still pending.
Ford allegedly collected $42 million dollars in assets from the original Fen Phen defendants, and supposedly kept $12 million for attorney fees and costs which she shared with other attorneys. She has apparently distributed all of the $42 million dollars, and the lack of finality of the Boone Circuit case understandably appears to be of concern to her.
She continues to refuse to disclose the names of other attorneys who helped her seize these assets and who were on her pay roll, and she refuses to disclose how much the other attorneys were paid. Johnston was identified in these civil proceedings as having helped collect money for Ford. Perhaps he will disclose the names of the other attorneys who helped him collect the $42 million. Rumors persist of one Lexington attorney who collected “seven figures”.. but his name has not been disclosed..