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Thursday, January 8, 2015

"INAPPROPRIATE CONDUCT WITH MULTIPLE GOVERNMENT WITNESSES": Feds File Motions To Modify Bond Conditions for Steven, Deborah Ingersoll. Feds Claim Evidence Obtained During Fraud/Conspiracy Investigation Indicates Deborah Ingersoll "Will Engage In Impermissable Conduct That Promotes Her Interest".

Government prosecutors filed motions on December 5 in the upcoming United States v. Ingersoll, et al case, seeking to modify bond conditions for defendants Steven Ingersoll and his wife Deborah (shown in photo at left).

The government cited Gayle Ingersoll's recent activity in both the upcoming fraud case and in the recent United States v. Bradley case, and reveals in the motions that both Ingersolls “caused Gayle Ingersoll and third parties to engage in inappropriate contact with multiple government witnesses during Bradley's recent federal asbestos mishandling trial.”

According to an earlier motion filed by the government on December 2, 2014, Gayle Ingersoll attended nearly all of Roy Bradley's eight day asbestos trial. 

However, on the day that the government rested its case-in-chief, Gayle Ingersoll left from the courtroom to “secure a new attorney for Roy Bradley and also to serve and attempt to serve government witnesses who had concluded their testimony with new trial subpoenas not authorized by the attorney for Bradley.” 

The government witnesses later described the incidents, characterizing them as “intimidating”. 

The feds singled out Deborah Ingersoll, citing evidence obtained during the investigation of the conspiracy charge against Deborah
Ingersoll as indicating she “will engage in impermissible conduct
that promotes her interests as well as the interests of the other individuals, including  Steven Ingersoll, charged with her in the conspiracy.”

But Steven Ingersoll did not escape the federal glare. 

In a hearing on its December 2 motion, the government presented the testimony of court security officers who had observed Gayle Ingersoll serve the witnesses and had assisted one of the witnesses afterward.

After the government presented its evidence, Gayle Ingersoll presented the testimony of Elias Escobedo, who was Roy Bradley’s court-appointed attorney in the asbestos mishandling case. Escobedo explained that he had met with Roy Bradley and — at Bradley’s request — Steven Ingersoll, Gayle Ingersoll, Roy Bradley’s daughter, and Tammy Bradley the night before Gayle Ingersoll attempted to serve the subpoenas.

The government motion requests that bonds for both Deborah and Steven J. Ingersoll’s be modified to include conditions that prohibit the duo from contacting, directly or through another person
other than the defendant’s counsel of record, the people identified in the government’s witness lists for United States v. Ingersoll, et al,  and United States v. Bradley.

A final pretrial conference in the Ingersoll fraud case has been scheduled for January 16 in Bay City.

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