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Lenoir City, TN

#1 Jan 10, 2013
Our famous attorney, Bud Gilbert is no longer with his old law firm.

Anybody know where he went?

Something smells funny here.
PepeLaphew

Louisville, TN

#2 Jan 11, 2013
See wrote:
Our famous attorney, Bud Gilbert is no longer with his old law firm.
Anybody know where he went?
Something smells funny here.
Well, if it is fact, we should be better off, maybe. I have to agree that something does not smell right here. Bud is too young to retire and so greedy he will never quit screwing people though the law that he uses to hurt and harm people. I wonder if perhaps the IRS or some other group is gaining on both him and Winston. This would not surprise me at all. Pulling the crap they have over the past 16 years has to come back and bite them in the ass some day. This may be the day. Of course, Winston and the POA may just hire Bud and forget about the law firm. Lovely day for a walk in the woods.
Old Timer

Kingsport, TN

#3 Jan 11, 2013
I heard the POA is bringing him on full time here and offered him a huge salary much higher than what we have been paying him annually, plus car and even a house in the village.
Say What

Riceville, TN

#4 Jan 11, 2013
The last two tax returns that we were privy to seeing showed Bud was sucking about $300,000 per year out of Tellico Village.Just how much more does Winnie and the Board think they can pay him? POA is already paying him more than the US Attorney general is paid. And that don't take into account all the extra coins he brings in from representing all those other govt. agencies and big companies. Anyway...It appears he is the Conseirge for the good old boys mafia so he won't be hurting. Probably will be able to keep more of his ill gotten gains if he doesnt' have to give the law firm their cut. Tellico Village does not need a full time attorney. He said his job was to represent management and the Board. that means he is sitting in on all those meetings to keep his clients from incriminating themselves.
loosers

Loudon, TN

#5 Jan 12, 2013
Gilbert full time....I hear the the toilet flushing...more money down the crapper.
Ole Man Mose

Riceville, TN

#6 Jan 13, 2013
Ain't there a woman out there in Tellico Village who claims to have a copy of one of Gilbert's replies to a complaint filed against him in which he admitted he did advise the TVPOA board that they couldn't do anything about Winston Blazer embezzling from POA because POA didn't have a rule forbiding it? He claimed he couldn't give the details because of a client attorney confidentiality thing. Said he represented the management and board and not the individual prooperty owners. He also claimed his $300,000 legal bill was for work he did blocking access to POA records. That is against Tennessee law. Now Tennessee's crooked legal system didn't see fit to find fault with Gilbert's actions but all that corespondence was sent to his law firm. Don't you think them fellers might be smart enough to realize that if any one of you property owners decide to file a suit over Gilbert's illegal activities, which he admitted he was up to, that that law firm would be equally libel for damages as long as he was associated with it? It don't take no rocket scientist to realize they kicked him out to cover their own asses. He's going to have a hard time finding another law firm who will associate with him because he did get censured for practicing law with a suspended license.
Goose

Hamer, SC

#7 Jan 20, 2013
Ole Man Mose wrote:
Ain't there a woman out there in Tellico Village who claims to have a copy of one of Gilbert's replies to a complaint filed against him in which he admitted he did advise the TVPOA board that they couldn't do anything about Winston Blazer embezzling from POA because POA didn't have a rule forbiding it? He claimed he couldn't give the details because of a client attorney confidentiality thing. Said he represented the management and board and not the individual prooperty owners. He also claimed his $300,000 legal bill was for work he did blocking access to POA records. That is against Tennessee law. Now Tennessee's crooked legal system didn't see fit to find fault with Gilbert's actions but all that corespondence was sent to his law firm. Don't you think them fellers might be smart enough to realize that if any one of you property owners decide to file a suit over Gilbert's illegal activities, which he admitted he was up to, that that law firm would be equally libel for damages as long as he was associated with it? It don't take no rocket scientist to realize they kicked him out to cover their own asses. He's going to have a hard time finding another law firm who will associate with him because he did get censured for practicing law with a suspended license.
Gilbert and Blazer do NOT have client/attorney privilege when the Village residents are paying his salary. Blazer only has that privilege wih an attorney he has personally hired. Gilbert can be subpoenaed to testify on what he and Blazer discuss.

Do you remember Whitewater? Kenneth Starr got the SCOTUS to clarify this. They ruled that those meetings between Hillary Clinton and government attorneys were NOT covered by this privilege.
Whut you say

Riceville, TN

#8 Jan 20, 2013
Goose wrote:
<quoted text>Gilbert and Blazer do NOT have client/attorney privilege when the Village residents are paying his salary. Blazer only has that privilege wih an attorney he has personally hired. Gilbert can be subpoenaed to testify on what he and Blazer discuss.
Do you remember Whitewater? Kenneth Starr got the SCOTUS to clarify this. They ruled that those meetings between Hillary Clinton and government attorneys were NOT covered by this privilege.
Who you think you're fooling? Them laws that applies everywhere else don't apply in Tellico Village. It's like an Indian Reservation. Nobody can come in and enforce anything unless they is asked to.
Goose

Hamer, SC

#9 Jan 20, 2013
Whut you say wrote:
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Who you think you're fooling? Them laws that applies everywhere else don't apply in Tellico Village. It's like an Indian Reservation. Nobody can come in and enforce anything unless they is asked to.
As two TV residents and a Harriman attorney have already demonstrated, Tellico Village does not have its own chancery court.
Noah Vale

Loudon, TN

#10 Jan 22, 2013
Goose wrote:
<quoted text>As two TV residents and a Harriman attorney have already demonstrated, Tellico Village does not have its own chancery court.
And they got what? They had to define - in advance - by name - which document they wished to see. There is no open records in our POA world...Winston gets to decide if your request is worthy, or dangerous to the sitting board, or too hard to acquire, or you used the wrong name for the document. Not a chance of penetrating the POA's Iron Curtain.

These folks make President Nixon look like a downright open access guy!
Question

United States

#11 Jan 25, 2013
I was just informed that when a professional person is fired, resigns, or if for any other reason he leaves a firm he is affiliatd with, he is forbidden to practice his profession within either 50 or 100 miles of his old firm's address. This is so he can't get the names of this firms clients and lure them away. Gilbert claimed he did not represent Tellico Village but that his law firm did and that he and other lawyers from that firm did work for tellico Village. Under those circumstances, if he has indeed severed his connections with the Kennerly, Montgomery, etc. Law Firm, he may not be able to represent TVPOA until that probationary period is over. But don't worry about poor old Bud.He collected $600,000 from Tellico Villasge's old folks in wo years, in addition to all the money he was getting from all thoe other organizations that paid him to sit in on their meetings. . He should have enough stashed away that he could sit on his laurels and not have to hit a lick of work for years.
Jeannie Pilgrim

Loudon, TN

#12 Jan 25, 2013
I don't believe Gilbert will be representing Tellico Village again. First of all any restrictions on him are what he agreed to with his firm. There is NO law - he can open his own firm in Knoxville if he so desires unless he signed a non-compete. Plenty of partners have left a firm and formed their own.

I suspect that many things contributed to his leaving the firm, but it is a big thing when a PARTNER leaves.
TV JOE

Madisonville, TN

#13 Feb 8, 2013
Jeannie Pilgrim wrote:
I don't believe Gilbert will be representing Tellico Village again. First of all any restrictions on him are what he agreed to with his firm. There is NO law - he can open his own firm in Knoxville if he so desires unless he signed a non-compete. Plenty of partners have left a firm and formed their own.
I suspect that many things contributed to his leaving the firm, but it is a big thing when a PARTNER leaves.
Jeannie is right, I do not support many of her issues but she is on the MONEY. Mr. gilbert may have an exception to any non compete IF TVPOA was orginally his client. we will have wait to see. I have big hopes for one of the new POA Board members , Tom Lee . he has a good sense of business and is not true believer in Winston. My hope is he puts Winston on a short rope and INSPECTS everything he does.
Sick of Blazer

Kingsport, TN

#14 Feb 8, 2013
TV JOE wrote:
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Jeannie is right, I do not support many of her issues but she is on the MONEY. Mr. gilbert may have an exception to any non compete IF TVPOA was orginally his client. we will have wait to see. I have big hopes for one of the new POA Board members , Tom Lee . he has a good sense of business and is not true believer in Winston. My hope is he puts Winston on a short rope and INSPECTS everything he does.
We would be blessed if this is true. Someone needs to keep Winston on a very short rope and review all the checks he signs under $50000.
Rasputin

Riceville, TN

#15 Feb 20, 2013
Gilbert is now working out of his home. Don't know if he has been reduced to hanging around the jail soliciting clients. I understand he got an ultamatum to either resign or be axed. He is not representing any of his previous clients since his fees were beingn washed through the law firm and technically all those entities were the law firms clients. I understand Kevin Stevens has replaced him as sit in atty for their (Gilbert)clients. Looks like Kevin hit the jackpot. Lets see if he can think of reasons to run a $300,000 legal bill in one year for an organization not engaged in any major legal actions. If he does, He may find himself working out of his home and soliciting clients at the county jail.
PepeLaphew

Louisville, TN

#16 Feb 21, 2013
Rasputin wrote:
Gilbert is now working out of his home. Don't know if he has been reduced to hanging around the jail soliciting clients. I understand he got an ultamatum to either resign or be axed. He is not representing any of his previous clients since his fees were beingn washed through the law firm and technically all those entities were the law firms clients. I understand Kevin Stevens has replaced him as sit in atty for their (Gilbert)clients. Looks like Kevin hit the jackpot. Lets see if he can think of reasons to run a $300,000 legal bill in one year for an organization not engaged in any major legal actions. If he does, He may find himself working out of his home and soliciting clients at the county jail.
Do you think maybe Gilberts firm got a little testy when the POA board came out with that bit of not being accountable for past or furture crimes? Lawyers ain't suppose to advise people that a way. It is called aiding and abetting. I also feel that Winston and Jeff may be on the verge of having a few words with the IRS, along with some of the board members. Time will tell.
Go Get Em

Kingsport, TN

#17 Feb 21, 2013
PepeLaphew wrote:
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Do you think maybe Gilberts firm got a little testy when the POA board came out with that bit of not being accountable for past or furture crimes? Lawyers ain't suppose to advise people that a way. It is called aiding and abetting. I also feel that Winston and Jeff may be on the verge of having a few words with the IRS, along with some of the board members. Time will tell.
I hope you are correct so my time hasn't been wasted. I have filled out fraud forms and written the IRS so many times about these scum sucking crooks. I hope something happens soon before this place is bankrupt.
WhatAMoron

Loudon, TN

#18 Feb 21, 2013
Old Timer wrote:
I heard the POA is bringing him on full time here and offered him a huge salary much higher than what we have been paying him annually, plus car and even a house in the village.
Youre a total F#$cking idiot. People like you usally spend a rather long time smelling sulfur and begging for ice water.
Really

Loudon, TN

#19 Feb 21, 2013
Jeannie Pilgrim wrote:
I don't believe Gilbert will be representing Tellico Village again. First of all any restrictions on him are what he agreed to with his firm. There is NO law - he can open his own firm in Knoxville if he so desires unless he signed a non-compete. Plenty of partners have left a firm and formed their own.
I suspect that many things contributed to his leaving the firm, but it is a big thing when a PARTNER leaves.
Now she's an expert in the law.
The Ram

Riceville, TN

#20 Feb 21, 2013
Go Get Em wrote:
<quoted text>I hope you are correct so my time hasn't been wasted. I have filled out fraud forms and written the IRS so many times about these scum sucking crooks. I hope something happens soon before this place is bankrupt.
Don't give up. Just keep on keeping on. The person who brought down Gilbert from his perch on high where he thought he was above the law just kept on and on and on until something finally stuck. Gilbert was so arrogant that he admitted advising his clients that they could break the law. A law firm is ultimately liable for damages if any one of it's affiliated lawyers breaks the law or bends the rules. If anyone in Tellico Village ever sues Gilbert for ripping off TVPOA the law firm would also be liable for damages. It's the same with investment firms. Just one wheeling and dealing broker brought down EF Hutton. The moral is...Lawyers are supposed to know the law, and if they don't know it, they are supposed to know how to look it up, and they ain't supposed to get caught advising people on how to break the law.

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