When Roy Bradley told anyone who'd listen that he feared he was losing his federal asbestos trial due to what he claimed was his attorney's “failure to prepare”, three unidentified friends passed the proverbial hat and agreed to advance Bradley the fat stacks of cash needed to cover the cost of a new attorney. (At least it wasn't three wise men following a star!)
New court documents filed on December 30, 2014 in Bradley's federal asbestos mishandling case (Bradley was convicted December 2 on four counts related to illegal asbestos removal at Steven Ingersoll's Bay City Academy) reveal that his legal effort to gain a new trial was funded by “three friends/family” members.
According to his affidavit, Bradley claims that after his conviction, he went to friends and family and asked them to “loan/give me money to cover the cost of hiring a lawyer.”
Bradley, who invoked his Fifth Amendment right not to self-incriminate and did not take the stand in his own defense during the trial, asserts that three unidentified “friends/family” stepped forward, giving him the money necessary to hire Southfield-based attorney, Mark Satawa.
One of them, Bradley claims, provided the money in the form of an “advance toward a custom motorcycle to be built at a later date.”
That sounds like income to me...wonder if Bradley will declare it on his 2014 income tax form?
So Bradley wants you to believe that he begged friends and family for steep loans — loans even his attorney admits may never be repaid. And that one
In his motion, Satawa claims that Bradley “fully desires to pay these individuals back, but innocent individuals with no connection to this case have advanced money which may only be repaid when the Defendant is released from prison and manages to get on his feet. That could be a very long time.”
A hearing on the matter, originally scheduled by US District Judge Thomas L. Ludington for January 6 in Bay City was rescheduled for January 9.