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The Jack Johnson Case

from Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch,

Those close to Johnson say he has taken control of his life, finances included, since he met and was engaged to Kelly Quinn, the younger sister of former Notre Dame and Cleveland Browns quarterback Brady Quinn. Johnson and Quinn were married this summer.

Among other things, Johnson has been reunited with Pat Brisson, one of the NHL’s most respected agents. Johnson fired Brisson in 2008 and turned over financial control to his parents. But not everyone believes Johnson was a victim.

Maurice Taylor, a former basketball player and acquaintance of Johnson’s at the University of Michigan, has worked with RFF Family Partnership and once advised Johnson on his finances.

“I think Jack’s trying to save face by putting this on his parents,” Taylor said on Friday night. “While he’s blaming it on them, he’s not taking any action toward them. They are, together, trying to pull the wool over creditors’ eyes.”...

If Johnson is found guilty of conspiring with his parents or of lying on his bankruptcy filing, he could face a variety of federal fraud charges. And if convicted, he could face jail time, said David S. Weinstein, a former assistant U.S. attorney who specializes in financial fraud investigations.

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Primis's avatar

“I think Jack’s trying to save face by putting this on his parents,” Taylor said on Friday night. “While he’s blaming it on them, he’s not taking any action toward them. They are, together, trying to pull the wool over creditors’ eyes.”...

This is EXACTLY what we said the other day in the comments about the situation.  I kinda’ am sarting to hope they all end up paying…

Posted by Primis on 09/19/15 at 08:05 AM ET

pautna's avatar

The bottom line is Jack Johnson signed the legally binding loan documents and thereby is liable for the monies incurred through said loans. There you go, a factual report.

I don’t think he threw anyone under the bus. In my opinion, it was his parents idea to protect their little boy. It’s also in their best financial interests to maximize Jack’s future earnings for themselves. I’m sure their retirement depends on it.

Sadly, his argument is based on ignorance and stupidity. That’s a weak defense and if he’s caught trying to cover up the circumstances surrounding the bankruptcy then he’s screwed.

Posted by pautna on 09/19/15 at 04:11 PM ET

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