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.



I'm not sure, but I think that you may be misinterpreting the attorney/client privilege. The attorney cannot break the communication, but the client could. This is an ethical requirement of the attorney not his client. That being said, if the client was the Board of Education and Sowecke did not seek an resolution and vote of the majority of his peers then I see your point.

However, you're arguing his innocence based on a technicality not whether the actions of Fred Fox are actionable toward termination.


Register - can you post the Exhibits? They are an integral part of the story. Wow, all the dirty laundry aired! Sounds like both Fox and the "3" could be going down like sinking ships!

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Yes, Register..
Matt Westerhold..
The exibits please.


That's what happens to "rats" when they get trapped. (but these rats are dragging students and community down with them). Any rat with an ounce of decency wouldn't do that

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So by rats.. You are referring to the Huron Board of Education, 69 ?

Fred Fox will be totally cleared of all wrong doing, but because of this board and Tim SOWecke's action making this all totally public, it will be impossible for him to get a job anywhere else.

Fred Fox is 'sentenced' to being Huron's superintendent for his entire career one way or the other.

After the smoke has cleared and ALL lawsuits are settled Fred Fox will not have to work.. unless he wants to which will be as the superintendent of the Huron City Schools.

The first public shot was fired by Sowecke opening up a huge can of worms. Anything any of these people involved ever did, or even thought about doing, is going to be presented to the public.

I just read where the Huron City Schools received another 'Excellent' rating. Apparently the rat in charge was doing his job allowing the rats that work for him to do theirs. There are 3 huge rats that apparently do not matter to what happens at the schools and as proof you should ask each of them what they have added to the Huron City Schools during their tenure as school board members.

It will be a very short list.


My comments are very clear and do not need to be re-stated..... That's you're job to repeat the same thing over and over and over

Tsu Dho Nimh

Amen, Huron!

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I will continue to edit your comments 69 until you get it right... lol

Just kidding, but I thought I used your 'rat' analogy pretty fairly ?

Guess you might want to check back on my posts and find something repeated that has not turned out to be true ? While we continue to find more and more about the accusers who have actually broken laws ? Wow.. What you're really going to find amazing is at the point when the judge finds enough truth in this injunction to uphold it.

Tsu Dho Nimh

Gee, Sold, I would think that the teachers would be the ones to give the credit to for the "Excellent" rating. They are the ones who actually work with the kids.


Sold - please help me jog my memory - the 38 page document is what exactly? Who wrote this 38 page document?


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And after I spent the time spelling out the 'hand delivered' portion of the injunction for you ?

I know, Tmm.. It stings to find out your hero is a criminal.


I see, because it is in an injunction it is true - are you serious? You know better!

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Obviously you admire the 3 board members for the legal fees their lawbreaking got them into ?

I will no longer aknowledge your infantile posts as most of the other people on other posts you get involved with do. They do not respect your opinion either. I've been paying attention.

And.. My life is very full... I type and read really fast.. Especially posts like yours that are obviously generated with at least a 4th grade education and obviously not from Huron. In fact in the time it takes for you to put the novel of a post you wrote above I posted 4 times..

And you know what bottom feeder.. I mean NotSoRetiredee.. I actually had something to say.

Thanks for the education. The board of education sells busses Retardidee.. Not the superintendent.

So.. Go back to your burger flipping and allow us adults to discuss the facts.

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Julie R.

Sold: I just now read that stupid lawsuit and to me it sounds like Murray is trying to intimidate the 3 board members. Attorneys, like the Erie County courts, are good for that crap. I also noticed that Murray sent copies of the lawsuit to a Hannah & Powell law firm. So who are they the attorneys for? That name sounds familiar. I'll have to check my records but I believe an attorney from that firm came out of the woodwork to represent Prudential. Where he came from I don't know because their attorneys were goon out-of-state attorneys from Chicago. Would you like to hear the intimidation tactic that an attorney from that firm, (I think his name was Brian Borla) the goon out-of-state attorneys for Prudential, and the court of Binette pulled off on me three days after I filed complaints in the joke Erie County probate court? It was hilarious. If they thought they were going to intimidate me they sure did get fooled. As I've said a hundred times over --- the courts in Erie County and these big tough attorneys are an embarrassment unto themselves ~ not to mention the entire legal system ~ and they can't even see it.

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Julie R-
Did you also see a copy went to Drew Legando ?
Curiouser and curiouser.

There's another big suit coming Julie.

PS.. I agree that the way the suit reads is like some crazy fiction novel, but I can only assure you that the parts I was present for are absolutely true. Crazy yes.. Fiction no.

This bunch is capable of a whole lot more than any affair. Fred Fox should have been reprimanded/informed of/whatever, possibly the board should have done a yearly evaluation as Fred Fox's contract calls for ? Perhaps they could have brought Fred Fox's on the job behaviour there where it belonged instead of on the front page of the Register where Tim SOWecke and his other 2 Stooges wanted it. They got their wish, Julie.. And just look at the results.

I know you do not respect Erie County's legal people, but it's all we got, (unless we find out Tim SOWecke broke some federal laws, too).

Tsu Dho Nimh

Sold...what is your facination with Drew Legando? He is half your age and the same gender as you. We learn something new about you everyday.

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Oh but TDN, my fascination is how Drew has time to post here with his busy career.

And as for the last of your many cheap shots: If you really had an opinion or something to add you wouldn't have such an urge to add nothing.

You really have no idea of my age or gender, but I, on the other hand know all about you and this is the reason I will not spend much time on your elementary school posts. At one time I thought your knowledge of the law would really add to the information here, but alas.. you ran out of things to say when you found out your heroes are all criminals. And you know it kid.

Tsu Dho Nimh

Attorney Legando is posting? Please share his identity as I am curious. You have shared that you are a retired businessman who had his own business for 25 years. You have also denied being Nancy Bulea's husband and stated that your wife has dark hair. It is fair to say that you are a man and are old enough to be Drew's father.


ako. sold I read mr ashers report, here is the problem i have with it. he goes off into no mans land talking about everyone that is bringing the case against freddy. first off the legando's should sue him. they should sue him because he has no proof that is the reason for what Soweke did to go after Fox. There isnt any proof! He has no right to name legando's in his report.

Fred Fox did some wrong . If you can't understand or see that, then you're living under a rock!

Irregardless what the BOE did rather it be the correct way to handle it or not. They brought up alot of dirty laundry..

This is NOT going to heal this district by allowing him to keep his job! If you think there is a strong support for Fred Fox, YOU ARE CRAZY!!

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Bringing up the supposed Fred Fox dirty laundry will all be explained away in court, but the even dirtier laundry of the board's will serve for entertainment for years for all of the surrounding communities.

Blame who you want, but I'm thinking if Tim SOWecke didn't make the trip to Columbus on his own to 'hand deliver' the Markling report I really don't think we'd all be meeting here over comments ?

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For me saying the same things over and over it sure seems to get different results.

I know I hit a lot of nerves and tell you what you don't want to hear, but it always seems to come true.

And when you cannot dispute what I've said you resort to the same intimidation tactics you accuse the lawyers of ?


It's ok.. When all is said and done don't bother telling me I was right.

I'll know it.

Thanks for all of the breaking news you folks let loose with tonight !

Come up with something new.. I'll be here.
(And retiree, which must refer to your thinking.. You really have no idea who you are talking to.. You neither, Tmm. Bet you'd be surprised in person. And a lot more polite. Well at least as polite as a bully who met their match can be.)

PS.. You won't be seeing a lawsuit from the coach.. It's all true and goes right back to him. It's sad because he is a great coach,

and ps to the parrot I call TDN.. I gave the credit to the teachers.. You need to ask Retiree to interpret my words.


Bob, I'm sitting in a deer stand in MI right now - that might give you a good idea of my identity..or not. I can guarentee you anyone who spends thier entire existence waiting around to post comments defending FredO Fox couldn't handle my 3 year old nephew. You may want to grow a few more inches taller before you go around boasting about people meeting thier match - with a hip like yours I can't imagine you move very fast.

Sit n Spin

Amen Tmm....Bahahahaha !

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Why do you copy my Amens, Spin ?

I thought you were original..
No that's Tmm who's original..

Keep your head down Spin Sitter, Tmm's got a gun and I'm thinking from his posts that he may be in danger of having a psychotic incident.

(Of course Tmm's always hunting, boating, threatening, dreaming.. maybe he really doesn't have a gun.. or it's just a small one ?)

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Careful with that gun, Tmm.. (Wouldn't want you to have an accident carrying the gun and that chip on your shoulder).

I really want Bob Reno's salary !

Julie R.

Bob Reno's involved in this fiasco, too? Lord Almighty, this is getting better and better! I don't personally know Reno but I sure know an attorney that used to be in his firm. He was my first inkling of how unethical and ugly the attorney profession really is. After bilking me out of money, he did absolutely nothing. Two months later he told me --- "If you think I'm getting my attorney brothers in trouble for what they did to your mother, you're crazy!" The crook wouldn't even give me my money back. As for Reno, I heard through the grapevine that he told one of his friends from Huron (somebody that he went to school with) "Are you NUTS? All the fraud and Medicaid fraud they pulled off and you allowed McGookey to appoint you to be the executor?" I heard that Reno had him write a letter removing himself as the executor and even hand-delivered it to the probate court for him --- but for some odd reason McGookey wouldn't allow him to remove himself.

Sure is a small world, isn't it!

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Julie R-
Tmm thinks I'm Bob and hang out at the Sandbar..

I'm not, but don't really have anything bad, or anything really good to comment on Bob. Sorry to hear it didn't work out for you.