Wednesday, July 8, 2009
posted by Spencerblog at
The fact Chadwick will not sign the releases for a proper investigation is the reason he should remain in jail. If he truly had nothing to hide, he would sign the releases.
This is a travisty of the justice system. What law has this man broken? To be imprisioned for 14 years for not even a felony seems to me to be pure disrespect of the legal system. For the judges whose decisions allowed this to take place there is a need to review their legal reasons why! I would like toknow exactrly how much money his imprisionment has cost the taxpayers of this county.
You don't give full power of attorney to someone you know is working against your best interests. That's what his ex-wife's lawyers want him to do.Chadwick gave provisional power of attorney on an as-needed basis when Judge Sereni investigated the location of the money. Sereni and his auditors found no evidence that this money exists.
The issue here is not whether Chadwick will sign releases or whether he has something to hide. Let's assume arguendo he does have something to hide. The issue is whether any court can imprison someone idefinitely for civil contempt of court and whether that sanction still has a "coercive effect". Clearly, it does not and Chadwick should be released. This money that everyone loves to focus on has been reduced to a judgment years ago, meaning it is a debt and nothing more. We do not have debtor's prison in America. This unfortunately has degenerated into nothing more than a pissing contest between Mr. Momjian, Mr. Chadwick, and the Court. It is my hope Judge Cronin will do the right thing and bring this unseemly case to an end.
You are wrong on the facts. Chadwick refused to give releases to Sereni. He flat-out refused. Further, he was never requested to give "full power of attorney" to his ex-wife's attorneys. He was requested to provide limited releases to allow an investigation of various foreign banking institutions where the money may be squirelled away. He is guilty of hiding the money. Period. He is guily of failing to give the money over to the Court as he's been Ordered to do. If you think he should be able to keep millions wrongfully, then you are entitled to that opinion. But don't say that unreasonable demands are being made. If giving a release gets me out of jail then, brother, where do I sign?
The one hearing I attended about 12 years ago had Beatty saying that he would be willing to sign anything if it resulted in his release from prison. The lawyers wanted his signature (not sure on what) but refused to allow his immediate release. So it's NOT just a matter of a signature.
The point is: what is he hiding? Why refuse to allow a throurough investigation? Sereni acknowldged that he couldn't conduct the full investigation he wanted because Chadwick would not full cooperate. When the Court tells you to do something, you do it. It's not optional. The case has been reviwed dozens of times on appeal.
To the poster who wanted to know how much Chadwick's imprisonment has cost, I'd estimate between $500,000 and $700,000.
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