Thursday, January 22, 2015

STAY AWAY! Steven Ingersoll Ordered To Have "No Contact" (Direct or Indirect) With Any Government Witnesses in Federal Fraud Trial; Order Result of Unauthorized Bradley Subpoenas


U. S. District Judge Thomas L. Ludington issued an order yesterday instructing Steven Ingersoll, Gayle Ingersoll and Roy C. Bradley, Sr. to “have no contact, whether directly or indirectly, with any witnesses identified by the Government in its witness lists”. 

The January 21 order denied Ingersoll's request to have contact with select government witnesses he called his friends”.

In his January 14 response to the government's December 5, 2014 motion to modify the conditions of his bond, Ingersoll asked that he be allowed to maintain contact with those witness due to a recurring professional and/or personal relationship.

Ingersoll identified Mark Noss, Craig Johnston, Margo Abbott, Jim
Comer, Bruce Christensen, and Patty Engler as the individuals he wished to exempt.

The feds got the bond modification ball rolling in late 2014.

According to details presented in a December 19, 2014 bond revocation hearing in this case, Ingersoll was directly involved in a scheme to serve subpoenas on witnesses in fraud co-defendant Roy Bradley's asbestos mishandling case. 

On November 18, 2014, trial began in Roy Bradley’s Clean Air Act case. During Bradley’s trial, Elias Escobedo—Bradley’s court-appointed attorney in the case—met with Bradley, Steven Ingersoll, Roy Bradley’s daughter, and Tammy Bradley to discuss the trial. 

Escobedo explained during the December 19 hearing that, during that meeting, those individuals decided to serve subpoenas on
the Government’s witnesses.
He further that Roy Bradley had been convinced by those individuals—and over Mr. Escobedo’s objections and advice—that subpoenaing witnesses was in Bradley’s best interest. 

Gayle Ingersoll then volunteered to serve the subpoenas to avoid
the expense of having Steven Ingersoll’s private investigator serve the subpoenas for Roy Bradley. At least some of the subpoenas were not authorized by any attorney.

Bradley was convicted on four felony counts December 2, 2014, and was seeking a verdict set-aside and a new trial.

In addition, the order stated that there is no indication that Deborah Ingersoll played any role in subpoena decision-making process or was involved in any way, and denied the government’s motion to modify her bond conditions.

However, although Tammy Bradley was ordered to have no contact with any government witness, the order made one exceptionthe Bay City Academy's James Comer

No explanation was given for the exception.

As a reminder, “no direct or indirect contact” includes related human conduits.

Just sayin'.


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