Monday, May 9, 2011

Owner Leroy Baker finally has to pay the $177,559.51 fine – US District Court for the Northern District of Ohio ordered garnishments

Sugarcreek update: Campaigning does work, this is good news -
Thank you all for writing, calling and inundating the USDA in Ohio and supporting AA's mission !

2010_7_30_USA_Sugarcreek_Auction_SMAnimals’ Angels was just informed that on April 4th, 2011, when Executive Director Sonja Meadows met with officials in Ohio to discuss the further course of action in regards to Sugarcreek Auction, the District Court for the Northern District of Ohio notified Baker that a garnishment is being taken by the United States of America. Copies of the Writ of the continuing Garnishment have been sent to Baker’s financial institutions.
According to court documents obtained by Animals’ Angels, the financial institutions already responded and disclosed the amount of money available for garnishment.
Baker was originally ordered to pay $162,800.00 by the USDA on October 1st, 2008. However, Baker refused to pay and called the decision and the charges against him “bogus”. On October 27, 2010, the Ohio District Court confirmed the earlier decision and ordered Baker to pay $172,621.66. In March 2011, Animals’ Angels issued a release questioning government officials why this debt has not been collected and calling supporters to action. Ohio officials received thousands of letters, email and phone calls.

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