ANOTHER PARTY SEEKS ACCOUNTING BY ANGELA FORD FOR PAYMENTS SHE MADE TO ATTORNEYS DERIVED FROM SEIZED FEN PHEN ASSETS. How long can she hide the names of attorneys she shared millions with?
April 23, 2013
By LawReader staff
The following story is based on a motion filed April 22, 2013 against Lexington Attorney Angela Ford.
This discovery request apparently refers to an accounting sought by the U.S. Attorney for two years. It is believed by LawReader that the accounting has finally been given to the U.S. Attorney but it has apparently been sealed.
Stan Chesley has requested discovery on this same topic. The acting Judge in the Boone County civil action filed by Angela Ford has denied Chesley’s efforts to obtain discovery from Angela Ford. That civil case is still pending in the Boone Circuit court, and the Summary Judgment against Gallion and Cunningham is on appeal to the Ky. Sup. Ct.
The summary judgment obtained by Ford against William Gallion and Shirley Cunningham did not include Stan Chesley. The trial judge found that facts regarding Chesley were jury questions.
Consequently Chesley is still entitled to a trial, but the acting Judge has stopped Chesley’s discovery efforts. Chesley has moved the court for an order lifting the discovery stay. Chesley is obviously exploring a potential connection between Angela Ford and Leslie Rosenbaum.
Rosenbaum advertised on his web site that he had experience in “mass drug tort” cases…and Chesley seeks to obtain proof of a connection between the prosecutor and Angela Ford.
This would be very important if such a connection is actually proven…since Rosenbaum’s wife is Linda Gosnell, the Chief KBA prosecutor who prosecuted ethics charges against Chesley, Gallion, Cunningham et al. Gosnell was fired by the KBA Board of Governors but the Board of Governors continues to refuse to disclose why Gosnell was fired.
If Gosnell’s husband was receiving money from Ford when his wife (Linda Gosnell) was assisting the efforts of Angela Ford to disparage the Fen Phen defendants and Chesley, then the “unclean hands” issue raised in the following Baerg motion may be relevant.
We make no allegations of any law or rule having been broken. Nevertheless the U.S. Attorney sought an accounting from Angela Ford for two years. Stan Chesley has been denied discovery related to this issue and now the Baergs are seeking the same discovery. The obvious question to which Gallion, Chesley, and now the Baerg’s have raised is “Was there a financial connectin between Angela Ford and Linda Gosnell?” No one has made such an allegation, but the discovery motions certainly raise that question.
Ms. Ford, to LawReader’s knowledge, has never issued a press release denying that Leslie Rosenbaum received money from her whis his wife was seeking the disbarment of the movant’s. She has filed two appeals which went to the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals to seek the reversal of a District Court order by Fed. Judge Danny Reeves, ordering Ford to disclose the names of the attorneys she paid and the amounts they were paid from the Fen Phen funds.
Angela Ford’s former co-counsel, Seth Johnston,(who helped Ford in the collection of assets from the Fen Phen defendants – $42 million) has filed an answer in Fords civil suit against him and the Baergs, saying that Ford used him to set up LLC’s for the purpose of hiding her assets from “potential creditors”.
MOTION OF HAROLD AND KATHLEEN BAERG FOR LEAVE TO INTERVENE AND TO UNSEAL CERTAIN RECORDS FILED WITH THE COURT
April 22nd, 2013,
LawReader excerpt of Baerg Motion
Movants, Harold and Kathleen Baerg Baergs respectfully request leave to intervene in this criminal case for the limited purpose of moving the Court to unseal, with appropriate terms and conditions, the accounting, and related information, filed by the Court-Appointed Victims Advocate Angela M. Ford on July 11, 2011 or thereafter
The Baergs seek to have the Accounting unsealed to their counsel, under terms
and conditions as this Court may deem appropriate and necessary, in order for their
counsel to have the opportunity to review the Accounting with respect to fact discovery
and related issued in the civil action Ms. Ford, and three of her allegedly-owned limited
liability companies (Villa Paradisio, LLC, Solutions Ventures, LLC, and ATI Ventures,
LLC) filed against the Baergs and others in Fayette Circuit Court…
….Specifically, the Accounting is relevant to certain defenses they have in the
Fayette Action, such as the defense that Ms. Ford may have acted with unclean hands
regarding her deposit or placement of attorneys fees received from the collection on the
civil judgment against Messrs. Gallion, Cunningham and Mills, et al., (over which this
Court has jurisdiction as a result of the criminal forfeiture orders) into the limited liability
companies and Johnston Legal, P.S.C s escrow account.
Ms. Ford placed those attorneys fees in question in the Fayette Action by certain
allegations she made in her Complaints and an Affidavit she filed into the record. If, in
fact, Ms. Ford did not adequately or accurately identify the location of these attorneys
fees in the Accounting, the Baergs believe this should be used as evidenced at trial of the
matter in the Fayette Action to demonstrate that Ms. Ford did not act with clean hands
in the creation of the three limited liability companies in question or the
deposit/placement of funds into them. In support thereof, the Baergs submit the attached
Memorandum of Fact and Law.
/s/ John N. Billings (Attn. for the Baergs)
Billings Law Firm, PLLC
219 North Upper Street, 2nd Floor
Lexington, Kentucky 40507