Federal Judge Allows Embattled Attorney to Live in Pasadena Mansion While Trustee Moves to Sell It

first_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Community News Attorney Tom Girardi was allowed by a federal judge to stay in his Pasadena mansion as the Chapter 7 trustee overseeing his estate moves to sell it, Reuters Legal reported.The deal struck between Girardi’s brother Robert Girardi, who is serving as temporary conservator, and trustee Jason Rund was “fairly straightforward,” said U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Barry Russell during a hearing Tuesday.The judge at one point during the proceedings questioned whether Girardi’s wife, “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star and singer Erika Jayne, was aware of the bankruptcy proceedings. He also questioned what would happen to the mansion’s contents.Both Tom Girardi and his law firm Girardi Keese were placed into bankruptcy after Edelson PC, a Chicago-based plaintiffs firm, accused them of mishandling $2 million in settlement money that was supposed to go to victims of the Lion Air Flight 610 crash.Girardi and his firm’s assets were frozen by a Chicago federal judge late last year. A group of Girardi’s former business associates claimed the firm owed millions of dollars and forced the attorney and his firm into involuntary bankruptcy.Girardi’s attorneys have asserted since December that he is suffering from mental decline and incapable of addressing his mounting financial and legal concerns. In a Jan. 13 filing, Robert Girardi said his brother was unable to understand what was happening to him and his firm.The deal struck Tuesday, Reuters Legal reported, will give Tom Girardi 20 days to vacate the mansion once it is in escrow. The mansion has become too expensive for the plaintiff’s attorney to maintain, according to Leonard Pena, an attorney at Pena & Soma who is representing Robert Girardi.“There’s no way the debtor can service the mortgage on this property,” Pena said during Tuesday’s hearing. “He plans on moving, but obviously we didn’t want it to happen overnight.”The mansion, reportedly worth $15 million, is 10,277 square feet and has four bedrooms and six full bathrooms, Reuters Legal reported from online real estate listingsYoo said he sent emails to Mastan saying the couple’s communal property in the mansion now belongs to the trustee.Mastan, Pena and Yoo did not respond to requests for comment by Reuters.As part of the deal, Tom Girardi and his brother must keep the mansion “neat and tidy” and the utilities are paid. It also prohibits any communications with potential buyers. 17 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS HerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyZac Efron Is Dating A New Hottie?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeauty Top of the News center_img Subscribe Make a comment Community News Federal Judge Allows Embattled Attorney to Live in Pasadena Mansion While Trustee Moves to Sell It STAFF REPORT Published on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 | 4:21 pm CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy More Cool Stuff Business News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

UK: Navy, Police Show of Force on Thames for Olympic Mission

first_img UK: Navy, Police Show of Force on Thames for Olympic Mission View post tag: Police View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Naval A ‘hijacked’ Thames ferry was boarded by heavily-armed Royal Marines during a major Olympic security demonstration in the capital. Nearly 150 Royal Marines, Fleet Air Arm aircrew and Met Police officers took part in the exercise as a week’s training on the river – a dry run for the massive security operation surrounding this summer’s Games.Nearly 100 Royal Marines and Fleet Air Arm crew joined more than 40 Metropolitan Police on London’s great artery around the Docklands, Thames Barrier and O2 Arena to show how they would take down gunmen.The amphibious experts of 539 Assault Squadron Royal Marines put a smörgåsbord of craft in the river – two landing craft, two RIBs, four ORC gunboats – alongside patrol boat HMS Blazer and half a dozen vessels from the Metropolitan Police Marine Policing Unit.Overhead, a Lynx Mk8 from 815 Naval Air Squadron provided cover as the ‘hijacked’ Meteor – which typically runs from Royal Woolwich Arsenal Pier to Westminster, carrying upwards of 220 passengers – made its way upstream.Meteor’s sortie up the Thames was brought to a halt by heavily-armed commandos, forcefully boarding the clipper within sight of the Thames Barrier.Yesterday’s demonstration – dubbed Operation Woolwich Arsenal Pier – was played out in full view of Londoners and, more importantly, the world’s media, who were invited to see how the military and police might deal with a terrorist attack on the river during the 2012 Olympics, which open at the end of July.The Meteor ‘take-down’ was part of a week of exercises and training along the Thames to allow the Royal Navy, Royal Marines and Met Police gain a better understanding of working together – and for the Plymouth-based commandos to get to know an unfamiliar stretch of river.Maj Paul ‘Stits’ Stitson, second in command of 539 ASRM, said:“It’s an area of water we don’t know very well“We’ve got the capabilities, we’ve got the skills, we just need the time to prepare. We always prepare for the unknown. “We are only here to help the police in the worst-case scenario.” The Met had 44 personnel, including the Force Firearms Unit, on the water in four RIBs, a command boat and a Targa launch, and in the sky in the form of their Air Support Unit.Assistant Commissioner Chris Allison, National Olympic Security Coordinator, said:“This will be a summer like no other in London“The Thames runs through the very heart of our Capital and will be a popular place for people who want to be part of Olympic spirit. “There is no specific threat from the river but we would be failing in our duty to ignore it at Games time. What you have seen today is the sort of things we can do. “All of our planning is designed to mitigate against potential risks during the summer of 2012, and this is an example of where we will be using specialist military capability to support us.” Upwards of 13,500 Service personnel will be involved in the overall Olympics security mission this summer. As well as the Royal Marines’ presence on the Thames, Britain’s biggest warship HMS Ocean will be moored on the river at Greenwich as a base for personnel and for helicopters, including Fleet Air Arm Lynx.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , January 23, 2012; Image: royalnavy View post tag: show View post tag: Mission Training & Education View post tag: Navycenter_img View post tag: Olympic View post tag: Force Share this article January 23, 2012 Back to overview,Home naval-today UK: Navy, Police Show of Force on Thames for Olympic Mission View post tag: UK View post tag: Thameslast_img read more

U.S. Army South, Chile Kick-Off PKO-Americas Command Post Exercise

first_imgBy Dialogo May 11, 2012 During a ceremony in Santiago on May 7, U.S. Army South joined its Chilean Army partners and 14 other partner nations for the official start of the Peacekeeping Operations-Americas (PKO-A) 2012 command post exercise (CPX). The opening ceremony was the culmination of exceptional preparation by representatives from each partner nation, said CPX director Brig. Gen. Leonardo Martinez Menanteau, the Chilean Joint Staff International Operations director. “A lot of hard work has been done in organizing this exercise in order to ensure success,” said Martinez. Martinez’s fellow CPX director, Brig. Gen. Manuel Ortiz, Jr., Army South deputy commanding general, agreed. “(The exercise participants) have done a lot of work and are well prepared for the exercise,” said Ortiz. U.S. Army South, as the Army service component command of U.S. Southern Command, conducts the annual exercise in support of U.N. peacekeeping initiatives in Central and South America and the Caribbean. The five day CPX, designed to enhance communication and challenge the participants’ abilities to implement and sustain U.N. peacekeeping standards and to ensure participants are prepared to respond to peacekeeping operational challenges, is the last portion of the four-phased PKO-A 2012 exercise taking place this year in Chile and the Dominican Republic from March 19 – May 11. The first phase of PKO-A 2012 was a battalion level training conducted March 19-23 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, the second phase was a junior leaders’ training from April 2-6 at the Military Operation Urban Training Facility in Fort Aguayo, Chile, and the third phase was a senior leader staff seminar in Santiago, Chile from April 30 – May 2. In addition to Chile and the United States, more than 300 representatives from Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Honduras, Ecuador, El Salvador, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay are participating in PKO-A 2012. Exercise leaders said training together with partner nations is more effective than nations training individually. “This helps in developing comprehensive knowledge and a comprehensive point of view so that we all can work jointly and in a combined fashion,” said Martinez. “There are some things here that may be very new to some but well known for others.” For his part, Ortiz said working side-by-side with partner nation counterparts is not only about learning from each other, but strengthening partnerships. “I’m very proud to be here with them in this international environment,” said Ortiz. “In my opinion, I think the most valuable thing about this is to know each other for the future, both professionally and personally.” Ultimately, exercises such as Peacekeeping Operations-Americas help build a strategic framework of relationships with partner nations in the region, while working to further improve interoperability, security and stability.last_img read more

Tekmar CPS Units to Debut in China This Summer

first_imgTekmar Energy, specialists in cable protection systems (CPS), has announced that the installation of the cables and the Tekmar CPS units on the Binhai North H2 project in China is expected this summer.The 400MW Binhai North H2 is currently under construction and aims to be completed and commissioned by the end of this year.Tekmar recently won the contract to protect inter-array cables on the Binhai North H2 project in the Jiangsu province.This is the UK based company’s first ever venture into China and the second project in Asia, following the installation of Tekmar CPS units on Taiwan’s Formosa 1 project.Jack Simpson, Head of Offshore Wind Sales at Tekmar said, “Tekmar are extremely pleased to be working on this large and prestigious project in China. The Chinese Offshore Windfarm industry is still relatively new when compared to Europe however is set for ambitious growth in the future.”The Binhai North Phase 2 is being developed by the State Power Investment Corporation (SPIC). The wind farm comprises 100 4MW wind turbines and a 400MW substation, installed some 22 kilometres off the coast.Back in May 2016, Danish engineering, design and consultancy company Ramboll won a contract to design the wind farm, while Huadian Heavy Industry is in charge of the construction.last_img read more

Lt. Governor Crouch: Continually inspired to help those in need

first_imgIndianapolis, In. — My first encounter with Betty Williams was when I started as a county commissioner in Evansville. Her strong voice and tireless advocacy for individuals who have Down’s syndrome, autism or cerebral palsy inspired me to help the 100,000 Hoosiers with an intellectual and developmental disability. Betty, who had cerebral palsy, showed me that people with disabilities are no different than the rest of us. They want to love and be loved in return. They want the opportunity to take risks and learn from their mistakes, but most importantly, they want to be as independent as possible and be successful.Betty’s advocacy helped the Indiana General Assembly pass legislation in 2017. This created a 17 person task force, which I had the honor of chairing and serving alongside Betty. Our purpose was a direct one, assess current supports and services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and come up with a plan to make them better. We recently concluded our meetings and delivered our report outlining the goals and recommendations on how to best serve those with an intellectual and developmental disability to the general assembly.The task force took their job seriously and we traveled the entire state to hear from families, providers and people with disabilities to learn what was most important to them. Over the last year we met 10 times in places from Boonville to Valparaiso and New Albany to Columbia City. Each meeting, we tried to visit providers that delivered important services to people with disabilities to see firsthand what services and supports were being accessed. At our meetings, we took public comment from more than 100 self-advocates with intellectual and developmental disabilities, 60 family members, advocacy organizations, numerous staff from 26 service providers and state government agencies on how we could fix some of the gaps in how we are helping these individuals.I learned it is imperative we continue to evolve the services and supports for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. People want choices in the type of services they receive and where they receive them. I am constantly inspired by the work of our service providers in our state. They are trying to stay fresh with ideas, some offer art and others run coffee shops. I always walk away feeling proud in how they provide services and how they access the individuals’ talents.As the task force worked on our report, we relied on data to better understand and evaluate community-based services. This helped focus on the cost, utilization and services of the existing programs and how we could improve. Our report highlights four goals: prioritize community settings and individualized approaches, advance and maximize community and state resources and programs to be inclusive to all Hoosiers, respond to individual and family needs and include a wide array of supports and services that are sustainable, equitable and available across all communities. To read the report in its entirety, visit www.in.gov/fssa/files/1102_final_report_11.1.2018.pdf.As our work came to an end, I continued to think about my friend, Betty. She became ill this past June and was unable to attend the last few meetings of the task force. I know her wishes were carried through by the other members and I think she would be proud of our final report. Betty passed away just a few weeks ago, but her advocacy and spirit is heard throughout the final report. She taught us to be bold, and stand up for those who need help, and I hope the Indiana General Assembly enacts the recommendations from the task force this legislative session.I am proud that Indiana has a strong history of helping Hoosiers with intellectual and developmental disabilities through community-based services and supports across their lifespan, rather than relying on state operated facilities to serve them. If we truly want to take our state to the Next Level, we must continue to invest in, and improve upon, these services and meet the needs of the individuals, their families and the community-based organizations.last_img read more

Rosicky: Gunners ignoring doubters

first_img Arsenal could have been further ahead before half-time in the derby, but both Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Lukas Podolski missed good opportunities. Spurs also had their chances and it took a superb goalline block from defender Laurent Koscielny at the start of the second half to stop a point-blank range effort by home midfielder Nacer Chadli after a handling error by Wojciech Szczesny. Arsenal, though, could have had a penalty when Koscielny was bundled over by Jan Vertonghen before Hugo Lloris saved Per Mertesacker’s low shot. Rosicky, 33, believes this season the Gunners have all the ingredients to finally end their long trophy drought, with an FA Cup semi-final against Wigan also to look forward to. “When we were 1-0 up in the past, sometimes these games slipped through our fingers,” said Rosicky, who joined Arsenal from Borussia Dortmund in 2006 and recently penned a contract extension. “This time, you could say the defence was outstanding – the two centre-backs were excellent, but on the other side as well, I think we have plenty of improvements offensively [to make] because there were so many moments in some situations when we could have played much better and we would have closed the game earlier. “But maybe in the past we would not have won a game like that.” After facing Chelsea, Arsenal host Swansea next Tuesday night and then Manchester City on March 29. Gunners boss Wenger is expecting a tense run-in for all concerned. “We wanted to get back in the race and the defeat of Chelsea, the win of Liverpool and of Man City away makes the final sprint very interesting,” he said on Arsenal Player. “It is not in our hands because even if we win our game in hand we are still a point behind, but if we continue to win our games that will of course be very important, then it is in our hands. “(Afterwards) then it is just focus, recover, focus and try to win the next game.” The Czech playmaker cracked home a superb goal after just 72 seconds at Tottenham on Sunday, which proved enough to win the north London derby despite plenty of pressure from the home side. Wenger will take charge of his 1,000th match at Chelsea next weekend with his side back to within four points of the leaders, on whom Arsenal also hold a game in hand. Press Association The Gunners, though, remain outsiders for the championship, as Manchester City are expected to go clear at the top having played three less, while Liverpool, currently second on goal difference, impressed after a 3-0 romp at Manchester United. Rosicky, though, stressed confidence was high within the Arsenal squad, who produced the perfect response following the disappointment of a midweek Champions League exit to Bayern Munich. “You cannot influence what the people around you are saying. I mean no disrespect to you (media), but I absolutely don’t care what you are saying – don’t take it negatively, but it is like that,” Rosicky said. “Only what counts is that you come to the pitch and win the game, if you don’t win the game, obviously you are right. “The only thing that you can influence is on the pitch, the truth is on the pitch, nothing else matters.” Rosicky added: “Since I have been in England and playing for Arsenal, it is the first time it has been like this, with four teams basically fighting for the title. “You can see how unpredictable it is – we lost at Stoke (last weekend), Chelsea lost at (Aston) Villa (on Saturday), so every game is very important for everyone. “It can change very, very quickly in two games and of course you talk about Chelsea and Man City, but you have to talk about Liverpool also.” Midfielder Tomas Rosicky says Arsenal will continue to take no notice of their doubters as Arsene Wenger’s side aim to last the distance in the Barclays Premier League title race. last_img read more


first_imgJim McGuinness has outlined the conditions which he needs in place if he is to continue as Donegal GAA manager.Jim McGuinness is concerned about the fall-out between senior players during the club championship.The Glenties man met with three members of the officer board last Saturday who in turn put forward his case when the Donegal County Board met last night.Top of the list is the issue over the hosting of championship games in the run up to the All-Ireland senior championships. The board took on McGuinness’ concerns which they have agreed to discuss in much more detail.A statement from the board issued this morning said “It was the unanimous view of Coiste Bainistiochta CLG Dhun na nGall at their meeting on Monday August 26th that Jim McGuinness would remain as senior football team manager for 2014.
Further discussions will take place in due course.”McGuinness was not at the meeting as he was in Glasgow with Celtic where he works from Monday through until Thursday.However a source revealed that the board understands Jim’s concerns – especially around the issue of senior players “Jim’s main concern is the holding of the club championship in the run-up to the All-Ireland championship.“You have a situation now where senior players are competing against eachother during club games and they are full-blooded affairs.“It is difficult to ask players then to be best friends and sit beside eachother the following Tuesday at senior county training.“Other counties cannot understand why we are playing senior championship with so many senior players involved in the run-up to the All-Ireland,” said the source.The case of both Karl Lacey and Neil Gallagher, who both picked up injuries in club games, were cited by the source. But the source added “We have to get the clubs to buy into the system. Perhaps we can play a couple of rounds and then park the championship until such time as the county exits the All-Ireland.“That is an option but we will have to examine the overall situation.”Although McGuinness has yet to commit himself to the final year of his four year contract, it is understood that if he receives the assurances he is seeking he will commit.There is no deadline for him to commit. He did meet with his panel last Saturday morning where he received their unanimous backing if he decides to stay on for the final year of his contract.“The ball is in Jim’s court. He has received the full backing of the county board and it is his decision.“Thankfully there is no pressure on him to make a decision quickly. We still have a lot to discuss but the clubs must also be part of this process,” said the source.McGUINNESS STILL UNDECIDED AS HE OUTLINES HIS CHAMPIONSHIP CONCERNS was last modified: August 28th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:donegal county boardJim McGuinnessManagerlast_img read more