Pulaski County Circuit Judge Timothy Davis Fox should have recused himself from ruling on the $18 Trash Tax / Service Fee that was forced on the burdened taxpayers in six counties in northern Arkansas to cover the bondholders’ investment AND the ongoing landfill cleanup, but decided not to do so. Here’s two reasons why he should have excused himself on the NABORS landfill judgement. Talk about a conflict of interest!
Circuit Judge Timothy Fox has reported on his 2015 and 2016 Statement of Financial Interest of investments greater than $12,500 in the Bank of the Ozarks. (Note: The Bank of the Ozarks is the trustee of the bondholders. Also, on July 16, 2018 the Bank of the Ozarks name was changed to Bank OZK… What’s up with this name change? Could it be that they are trying to distance themselves from ramifications of the pending lawsuits and who knows what else?)
Attorney Geoffrey B. Treece was the court-appointed receiver for Ozark Mountain Solid Waste District on the NABORS $18 Trash Tax Fee). Treece contributed at least $450 to Judge Timothy Fox the last political race for office.
The illegal trash tax/ service fee was imposed last year by the Ozark Mountain Solid Waste District’s court-appointed receiver, Geoffrey Treece, who is trying to recover $13.2 million or more after the Ozark Mountain Solid Waste Management District defaulted on bonds used to purchase the now-closed, hazardous Class 1 NABORS Landfill in northwestern Baxter County. (NABORS is an acronym for North Arkansas Board of Regional Sanitation.) These bonds were tax exempt junk bonds with no guarantee of payout to the bondholder.
The Northwest Arkansas Economic Development District AND the Ozark Mountain Regional Solid Waste Management District are overseen by some of the same board members. Another conflict of interest! The Northwest Arkansas Economic Development District managed the landfill at first, but the board split ways with the agency in 2009.
The Northwest Arkansas Economic Development District (NWAEDD) and the General Improvement Funds (GIF) may be involved with the NABORS Extortion Landfill deal.
Crimes have already been involved with the GIF funds and NWAEDD. This is NOT the time to sit back and relax. Let’s keep pressing forward, dear reader.
A judge who presides over a case in which the judge (FOX) has a conflict of interest could face impeachment from the bench.
The Good Ole Boys Network is still in place and very active in Arkansas. What happened to Circuit Judge Maggio (he was sentenced to ten years) should also happen to Judge Timothy Fox. Remember Michael Morton, the owner of 67 nursing homes in Arkansas? His political donations are immense, and his political power is mighty. Morton supports Issue 1 “An Amendment On Civil Lawsuits…” and donated about $24,000 to Judge Maggio’s 2013 campaign. Shortly after this donation, Maggio reduced the judgment against Morton’s Greenbrier Nursing and Rehabilitation Center from $5.2 million to $1 million. Judge Maggio pled guilty and was convicted of bribery.
No one should be above the law. We know one thing for sure here: there is definitely a conflict of interest between the Bank OZK (formerly Bank of the Ozarks), Geoffrey B. Treece, and Circuit Judge Timothy Fox. The fox is in the henhouse, and the Fox needs to go.
SPECIAL NOTE: The court hearings regarding the lawsuits filed in Carroll County on the NABORS Landfill bond default (trash tax/ service fee) officially started today, Tuesday, August 28, 2018. Circuit court hearings in the other 5 counties (Baxter, Boone, Marion, Newton, and Searcy) are pending. Nothing has been resolved yet… Rest assured: there’s more dirt to be dug up!
In case you haven’t read the past 10 articles about the NABORS Landfill debacle, click the links below:
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