Thursday, September 17, 2015

Meet Wilson Carroll's "minority partner".

One name popped up in the fight over the Jackson biosolids waste-removal contract:  Fisher Transportation.   Where have we heard that name before? Oh yes. 2009.  Check out these earlier posts on JJ about these con artists:

Fisher  Construction was formerly Fisher Transportation & Construction.  Corporate registration filings for the company state Jacqueline Williams and Renna Fisher are the President and Vice President of the company (2012 amendment).  However, the 2013 filing reverses the positions and states Fisher is the President and Williams is the Vice-President. The 2015 filing only mentions Renna Fisher as the President.  The pair have operated several companies that are similarly named over the years. 

To put it bluntly, these people are con artists.  They repeatedly took payments and stiffed other parties. The court records are awash in liens and judgments against these two individuals and their companies.     They were forced into bankruptcy proceedings in 2012 by Merchants & Farmer's Bank and other creditors.   Fisher and Williams won a $1.3 million award against Toyota in 2009  and pocketed the money instead of paying off all of those liens and judgments.   M&F sued for its share and instituted involuntary bankruptcy proceedings.  The bankrupty trustee filed a complaint against them.  Here are some choice quotes:

 Shareholders knew that M&F Bank and certain taxing authorities claimed perfected liens on the L&T Funds, but Shareholders directed disbursement of the L&T Funds away from such lien claimants and selectively and preferentially to themselves and various other parties.....

 After the Trustee was appointed as Chapter 11 Trustee of the Debtor on July 13, 2010, Trustee promptly, diligently and continuously requested from the Shareholders access to the books and records of the Debtor for review and analysis, but was consistently denied such access by Shareholders and other employees of the Debtor who were under the direction of Shareholders. After Shareholders ignored numerous deadlines set by Trustee for such access to books and records, Trustee sought and obtained entry of an Order [Dkt. #370] permitting the Trustee to take possession of the Debtor’s office facility and contents, which occurred on September 23, 2010, over the objection of Shareholders. The office contents contained surprisingly few books and records, with a noticeable absence of bank account statements and records and of accounts payable or receivable information. Subsequent requests by the Trustee to Shareholders for access to any other of Debtor’s books and records likewise were ignored. Through diligent searches, Trustee later learned of certain records having been delivered by Shareholders to an accountant and to a payroll provider, but efforts by the Trustee to gain access to such records were declined by the persons in possession of such records unless the Shareholders consented, and after numerous requests for such consent, the Shareholders declined. The Trustee must now resort to discovery activities in various Adversary Proceedings in this Case to gain access to such records.....
There is more, much more in the complaint posted below.  The case was finally settled and dismissed earlier this month.   The case apparently taught Fisher and Williams nothing as they continued their shyster ways in Hinds County.

Watson Quality Ford sued them in March 2014 in Hinds County Circuit Court.  Watson alleged in the complaint:

On March 16, 2011, the Defendants purchassed a 2011 Ford Edge from the Plaintiff for the sum of $37,700.  The Defendants paid $25,000 (during a bankruptcy petition- KF) towards the purchase price, leaving a balance of $12,710.

On March 16, 2011, the Defendants purchased from the Plaintiff a Ford F150.... for the sum of $45,610.  Despite repeated demands, no money has been paid to the plaintiff for this purchase...

As a result of the above purchases, the Defendants owe the Plaintiffs the sum of $58,320.

The defendants have sold and disposed of these vehicles with an attempt to deprive the plaintiff of possession of their property....

Fisher has managed to evade process.  Judge Winston Kidd gave permission  last month to Watson to publish a notice in the newspaper (Dear Watson: You can post it here for free.).  HOWEVER, that is not the last suit that was recently filed against Fisher.  Magnolia Federal Credit Union sued Fisher in 2014 but the suit was voluntarily dismissed in June.

There is no way to put it: Deadbeats and shysters five years ago, deadbeats and shysters now, but hey, they want a bunch of city business. 


Anonymous said...

Interesting that Synagro, headquartered in Baltimore, was also the contracted operator of two Baltimore wastewater treatment plans while Kishia Powell was there heading up Baltimore's Water and Wastewater Bureau. What a small world it is.

So who is the player behind the scenes who hooked Synagro up with Fisher?

Anonymous said...

What? We can't comment about Southern Tier? WHERE in town are they selling the stuff? Have been to their great brewpub at Chautauqua Lake a number of times. Help us out here Kingfish. Who is selling?

Anonymous said...

@ 11:26 - Go to LD's Beer Run in Colonial Mart. Best beer selection in town and friendly people.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for continuing to report real news and exposing con artist vendors.
This is the main reason I follow your blog, not for the snark fears!

Anonymous said...

How do you tell a Federal court "you ain't lookin at my records"?

How do you drive off from Watson Ford without fully paying for 2 vehicles?


Anonymous said...

Appears that Tony Baloney got spanked in absentia today. He obviously ducked the show knowing the result beforehand. That's some real leadership there Tony.

Anonymous said...

I really want Jackson to succeed, but why all the "minority partner" business? This means the contract has to larger just to pay the local minority a cut. Hard to support a city when this type of racism abounds and the taxpayers get stuck again. I guess the local minority takes care of the elected officials.

Anonymous said...

How have the Fishers escaped jail time?

Anonymous said...

it's sad that the largest city in the state can only get questionable at best contractors to bid it's work. It ticks me off that Rankin co residents have to help support these clowns water treatment plant.

Anonymous said...

While I commend the council for holding the line against such obvious corruption, it'd idiotic of them to question why only 2 bids would be received on such a lucrative contract - the City's own policies make it prohibitive for a wider range of qualified contractors to seek work here.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

For some STRANGE reason this project was not put out for bid. A request for proposals was published in the Mississippi Link.

Anonymous said...

When you see this type of thing, its safe to assume that the two local companies are working together. They will make sure each is fed that is if the FEDS don't get them first. Sad, but true. They think they are outsmarting others, but they really aren't.

Kingfish said...

Look at Jimmy Gates's story. Very lazy reporting. Very.

Kingfish said...

Fisher answered the complaint. Guess who the lawyer is? Wilson Carroll. Guess he has no problems sliming himself.

Anyone notice how the Northside Sun has published NONE of this information about Fisher while it delves into all things Socrates?

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