Settlement accepted in embezzlement case
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#1 May 26, 2009
WEll, when you are a FRIEND of the COURT
you can make DEALS to get OFF.
Isn't that so just like DEMING.
SO, how do I become a FRIEND of the COURT ?????
#2 May 26, 2009
you pay a good dollar to an attorney. Pendejo, he should have saved it.
Since: May 09
#3 May 26, 2009
A settlement on a Criminal Case? Regardless of what the Deming Headlight says about this being a civil case the DA's Office can not file Civil Cases. Either he embezzled it or he didn't. If this is a civil case then Arnold Chavez needs to be charged along with the ADA who signed the Criminal Complaint and Affidavit.This is absolutely unbelievable even for Deming. Well Becky I guess you better go to the bank and get you a loan to pay back the land deal or sign the necessary disclosures and all will go away. I guarantee you that if this was just an everyday person off the street this deal would not be done for them.
#4 May 26, 2009
I hadn't bothered to read the article until i read your post. After reading the article,it's pretty clear that something is askew with this. Of course we have to keep in mind that the article is another master piece of Buey's, so of course the facts are jumbled to say the least. While Buey states that the person was in fact arrested,later he states that a ''settlement had been reached'' and that the ''issue of the motorhome was a civil action''???
For myself without some more information I'm not even convinced that a crime was committed here. However the DA was reportedly convinced because they filed and had the subject arrested. So where has that criminal case disapeared to...and why?
Settlement accepted in embezzlement caseBy Kevin Buey Headlight Staff
Posted: 05/26/2009 12:00:00 AM MDT
Luna County Magistrate Court Judge Ray Base granted a two-week continuance, Thursday, in an embezzlement case against William Kennon, a Deming certified public accountant. Kennon was to appear for a 9 a.m. preliminary hearing on a February 2009 arrest for embezzlement.
Baese was told Kennon accepted a settlement offer by the Sixth Judicial District Attorney's Office, but his emailed response was not received.
Deputy District Attorney Armand Velez sought the continuance on behalf of the defense and prosecution, to allow the agreement's finalization. The agreement includes payment of an amount of money no amount was disclosed Thursday in the state's case alleging embezzlement of $40,000 from Beverly Luchsinger.
Kennon, of the 2500 block of South Country Club Road, has been free on his own recognizance since his February arrest.
The state alleged Kennon agreed to attempt to assume financing through Bank of America on a motor home he agreed to buy from Luchsinger. The agreement included Luchsinger paying $40,000 on the mobile home, to bring the amount due to approximately $100,000.
The affidavit reported Luchsinger wrote a $40,000 check to Bank of America, that Kennon told Luchsinger to make the check payable to him, that Luchsinger destroyed the first check, wrote a second to Kennon for $40,000 and Kennon cashed it but didn't apply it to the bank note.
The affidavit for arrest reported efforts by Luchsinger and her family to get Kennon to honor the agreement and apply the $40,000 to the balance due were unsuccessful.
Chief D.A.'s Investigator Arnold Chavez videotaped on Dec. 8, 2008, an interview with Luchsinger in which she detailed the agreement with Kennon. Luchsinger has since died.
The affidavit reported Kennon maintained possession of the motor home since May 23, 2007, that in December 2008 he told Chavez he entered the agreement with Luchsinger but had not refinanced the motor home nor applied the $40,000 to the note and the home remained in the name of Paul Luchsinger.
"Kennon agreed than within 10 business days," Chavez wrote of a Dec. 11, 2008, interview, "he would seek financing for the current amount owed ($133,209.16) to remedy the situation. He has not."
The charge levied against Kennon is a second-degree felony.
A settlement check is now due by Tuesday, May 26, at the District Attorney's Office. It will be deposited in a trust account. When it clears, n the amount will be forwarded to Luchsinger's family.
The issue of the motor home is a civil matter.
Kevin Buey can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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