Fox court documents allege 'conspiracy'

An attorney for Huron superintendent Fred Fox has filed court documents outlining an alleged "conspiracy" to get Fox fired.
Jessica Cuffman
Nov 12, 2012

The 37-page document is a narrative of why and how Fox believes three school board members have conspired to oust him from his top spot at the school. Fox was ousted after a law firm hired by the district issued a report alleging Fox carried on an improper business relationship with a district vendor, improperly submitted expenses for reimbursement related to a April 2011 trip to Arizona, and was involved in an extramarital affair on school time using school computers and email.

Read a PDF of the court filing posted below.

For more on two pending lawsuits related to the saga, pick up a copy of Monday's Register.

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TDN-
I don't have to prove anything, but I am almost 100% certain that if attorney Murray put it in writing.. he has proof of it.

Want to bet ?

Tsu Dho Nimh

It is nothing but an allegation and unless Mr. Sowecke takes responsibility, it cannot be proven.

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Tmm-
From page #12 of the 38 page document:
'When the Markling report was finished, it had bold print on the front which indicated that it was a privileged communication (lawyer/client).
- To Be Continued..

Tmm

ok sold i'll wait for you to prove that he hand delivered anything. It's not that I don't believe it could be the case but unless there is proof then what's the point in mentioning it? Is it documented somewhere that you can refer me to?

Tsu Dho Nimh

Tmm ... notice that Sold makes statements that are unsupported opinions much like the lawsuits filed by Kevin Asher? Sounds like he is Sold's source of "the truth".

underthebridge

I'll give Fox credit for turning in the son of Legando for his sexually exploitive relationship with a minor, but that doesn't provide a kind of diplomatic immunity for future transgressions.

Tsu Dho Nimh

You are absolutely right. I think you will find the Legando,Sr. does not condone his son's actions. The vendetta is just a made up drama to deflect from the real situation.

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TDN and UndertheBridge-
Say what you want about this part of the injunction, but it is absolutely the truth. Ask Nancy Bulea who was a huge supporter of Tony Sr during her years involved with the Huron City Schools.

'I think you will find the Legando,Sr. does not condone his son's actions.' is surely the pot calling the kettle black as TDN ASSUMES, is psychic, is all of the things that TDN is saying about Kevin Asher's injunction except, unlike Kevin Asher if TDN really knew anything where is TDN's injunction ?

Tony Sr. while not what I would call 'condoned' his son's 'love affair' with a 15 year old student, but actually thought that a slap on the wrist should suffice as punishment. This from a teacher who used his elementary students to pass notes to another married teacher that he, Tony Sr, was having an affair with while ON SCHOOL TIME ! Wow.. And now HIS little band of theives wants to actually fire Fred Fox for of all things an affair with an administraitor from another district ?

C'mon TDN. Even for you, this is weak.

Tsu Dho Nimh

What????? Your second paragraph makes absolutely no sense.

UgtaBkdnMe

TDN,

Sold said absolutely nothing, like he always does !

Diane Schaefer

Where are all the Exhibits that are referenced in the brief?

Julie R.

Geez, it sounds to me like the whole bunch are corrupt.

Justme...

Julie - it would sound like that...if you believed everything you read here. Don't. TDN is right - its a made up story, including some outright lies, intended to smear and deflect.

KURTje

Attention younger people - sadly this is how most things work in the adult world. Most "mature" people care only about their vested interest. Few have standards that they will embrace all the time. Younger people when you find the rare people that hold fast honesty,consideration, etc, embrace those standards. Rare are individuals like that & they need to be celebrated.!

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Amen, Kurt..

Retiree

The two board members,(Laural and Hardy), that Sold admires so much, does not want an auditor coming in and investigating all the corruption that went on over the last ten years. The previous board members have a lot of skeletons in their closet and do not want any more dirt dug up. I'll tell you one thing Sold, you lie when you said,"you know nothing about the boycotting of a local business". You and your thugs are just as corrupt as the attorney (bottom-feeder) that wrote the court document. Keep throwing mud against the wall, hopefully some of it will stick. By the way,the school bus that sold for a dollar, was it ever found?

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Retiree-
First off there is no admiration from me for either of the two board members you mention. Well.. If you don't count Kevin Asher's refusal to 'go along' with the sham that Tim SOWecke created.

Where did you read/hear/make up the part about the auditor ? The school system is audited constantly.

Your own personal 'conspiracy' against school boards, attorneys, boycotts, etc just PROVES you to be the mud thrower.. Except NOTHING you ever say ever sticks.

I honestly know nothing about boycotting local businesses, but can assure you that I personally boycott ACE because of the prices. It has nothing to do with politics. Personally I don't shop at Home Depot or Walmart because they put small local businesses out of business. But wait... Oh tht's right, you don't know a single thing about me besides I believe in doing things by the book and not just making things up to suit my story.

You can bet that you earned your retirement. Stop there. You know nothing about the politics involved here, nor who is telling the truth or you would realize that Kevin Asher has nothing to gain personally from this injunction. Read that again slowly.

Funniest thing you ever do here is call attorneys 'bottom feeders'. You have probably never done anything for anyone besides yourself, possibly your immediate family yet you call a defense attorney a 'bottom feeder' ?

'You and your thugs'.. If I had thugs they'd be visiting you. lol..

And once again for your education: Old school buses are routinely sold for next to nothing to get rid of them. Learn something old dog.

Wald

I'll laugh my head off if Retiree ever has need of an attorney they way he slams them all the time.

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Double Amen, Wald.

He lives in a fantasy world where attorney's are not needed.. Just medication.

Julie R.

Who are you trying to kid? If a doctor made a mistake tomorrow to the detriment of Retiree or if he got into an accident that was the fault of another, every single bottom-feeder around would be fighting for the case!

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Amen, Julie R !

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For those of you truly following along:
Huron School Board member Kevin Asher filed this 'INJUNCTION' to not pay illegaly 'hired' attorney Markling for his totally slanted report on Fred Fox. This is not a lawsuit so even if Kevin Asher 'wins' it will actually be a 'win' for the Huron City Schools and Huron's property taxpayers with not a dollar passing into Kevin Asher's hands. If you are a thinking person this might mean that Kevin Asher has nothing personal to gain so why would he file this ? Possibly because IT'S THE RIGHT THING TO DO ? (And I know it's hard for people who have never done what they think is right, if they didn't gain from it, to think this way, but rest assured, there are people who actually will stick their necks out for others).

And also for the record: Attorney Markling was illegaly hired to gather information on Fred Fox's giving Kalahari special tax incentives. What part of that allowed all of you to know so much of Fred Fox's business ?

If you were under this type of anal exam, how would you look. Ask yourself.

Tsu Dho Nimh

Please spare us from Kevin Asher doing the "right thing". For goodness sake, the man doesn't even know he is not licensed to practice law in Ohio and never has been.

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Next up on the agenda will be the 2.5 million dollar lawsuit that Fred Fox filed against Tim SOWecke.

I wonder if the prices will go down at ACE when newly millionaired Fred Fox owns it ?

Sit n Spin

$2.5 million....Please...You can't get blood from a turnip. Good Lord man even you should have the gray matter between your ears to know he will NEVER receive that type of $ even if he does fleece Timmy !

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Spin-
It is the principal not the amount.

Just once..
Put yourself in Fred Fox's shoes and from that angle look at what Tim SOWecke did.

You know it was wrong. So do the rest of you. No matter what Fred Fox did, or did not do he should have at least been afforded the privacy of a hearing before the Huron Board of Education before the fat pony express delivered the illegal document.

I assume you have the gray matter between your ears to understand that ?

Sit n Spin

It is the superintendent not the amount :)
I will not put myself in his shoes because I would never allow myself to walk down that path....A wise man long ago once told me, "Never crap in your lunch pail son." Unfortunately for Freddy he dumped too many Fox pellets in his lunch pail.

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Didn't know you were so pious, Spinner.

I can only wish you a long and healthy life where drama never touches you.

UgtaBkdnMe

Sold,

I think you mean "principle" but ironically you're right, it was the "principal" ! HAHAHAHA

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Tmm-
From page 12 of the 38 page document..

'When the Markling report was finished, it had bold print on the front which indicated that it was a privileged communication (lawyer/client). This obviously means that the report should not be shared with anyone outside the lawyer/client relationship. Attorney Gashen, (the Huron School Board's attorney), advised the board members that this report should remain confidential. He told them how they could deliver it to the Ethics Commission in a manner which would keep it concealed from the public because of the significant reputational harm it could cause if the allegations were not true. Notwithstanding this advice, Mr Sowecke, on his own without any Board resolution or approval, hand-delivered the report to the Ethics Commission in a manner which assured that it would be widely published. This action violated school policies and the Ohio Revised Code.

The full explanation follows, but go read it. This is the entire reason we are even discussing this as I type. Moe, I mean Tim Sowecke broke the law(s) and opened this all up to the public.

Imagine that, Tim SOWecke broke the law. Not Fred Fox.. Tim SOWecke.

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