I'll tell you why that is. I did not want to go public with this information before so hear me well.Originally Posted by [b
I am not an attorney. I repeat, I am NOT an attorney. I DID consult an attorney on this subject and made him priveledged to any and all postings relating to the auctions, NASC, the Casper scenario, etc, etc... And this is what HE told me, but please....DON'T SHOOT THE MESSENGER!
This IS a much bigger deal than you think. *Here's how:
Th NASC is not now nor has it ever been an incorporated organization in any way, shape or form. It is not a registered entity with a tax id or a Non Profit status. Here's the ugly part. Being as it is still a club in all legal aspects and was operating under the guise that it WOULD be a registered entity in some way, shape or form...it has opened an opportunity for ANY member who participated in the 2004 auction by way of donated plant material or monies spent for auction winnings to seek legal recourse against ANY 'Executive' Board member who held a position at the time Casper disappeared with the 2004 auction monies AND had knowledge that he did so but did not act on his actions. Unfortunately this information is documented, printed and filed with names and associations.
It gets uglier than this but I am not going any further with it. Please...PLEASE understand that the reason some of us are so emotional about the disappearance of the money and the lack of action being taken, even those of us who were NOT adversly affected by it in 2004, is because it can affect other people in a terrible way and we want to deflect these actions from taking place. Are any of you prepared to defend yourself with attorney fees if this should happen?
It isn't now nor has it ever been a matter of "so this guy walked off with the money, big deal. Let's get on with life and continue to grow and spread our plants". The legal fact remains that Executive Board members who held positions at the time the money WAS <keyword> stolen and refused to take action on it can now THEMSELVES be liable for mail fraud or worse.
We don't want this to happen. There IS the possibility that the NASC will never take root because of this. I didn't want to say these things but it has now become necessary. These are the 'loopholes' I thought may exist, and they do. It's the ugly truth folks. So what's it going to be? Shall we continue bashing each other until we piss the wrong person off and a lawsuit is filed?
GO.....GET....CASPER! What ever the 'ahyuk' it takes. The first goal and/or legal responsibility here of (any former or active 'Executive' Board member during the 2004 alleged theft ordeal) should be to protect the innocent and punish the guilty, NOT THE PLANTS! Get yourself some insurance, an attorney, anything it takes to protect yourself. Just take some action.
Again I repeat...I am NOT an attorney. I only consulted one and this is the information I was given. This is HIS opinion, not mine. I too just want peace and to grow my beloved plants.