RECEIVERSHIPS: US Ventures and Winsome Investment Trust

WAYNE KLEIN, RECEIVER FOR
US Ventures and Winsome Investment Trust

10 Exchange Place, Suite 502
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Telephone: (801) 456-4591

Updates: Descriptions of Recent Developments

May 29, 2015: Robert Andres Disbarment. The Receiver has learned that on May 4, 2015, the Texas Bar Association disbarred Andres, revoking his license to practice law.

May 27, 2015: Appeals Court Ruling Issued. The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a ruling today affirming the judgment the Receiver obtained against Texas attorney William Cornelius and his law firm Cornelius & Salhab. The decision rejected the arguments made by Cornelius, finding that the payments from Winsome to Cornelius did not benefit Winsome and must be returned. A copy of the opinion can be found here.

April 30, 2015: Status Report Filed. The Receiver filed a status report covering the period from January 16, 2015 to April 15, 2015. A copy of the Report can be found here.

April 22, 2015: Writ of Execution: Ursula Andres. The district court of Harris County, Texas issued a writ of execution to the Receiver allowing a sheriff or constable to execute on any assets of Ursula Andres, to satisfy the judgment the Receiver obtained against her in the amount of $311,075.00. A copy of the Writ of Execution can be found here.

April 10, 2015: Fee Application Approved. The Court today approved payment of the fees to the Receiver and his counsel for the six month period ending February 28, 2015. A copy of the order can be found here.

March 30, 2015: Judgment Entered. The Court today granted the Receiver’s motion and entered an order enforcing the settlement agreement by which Michele Petty, a Texas attorney, had agreed to pay $45,000 as part of a settlement with the Receiver. The Court also entered judgment of $45,000 in favor of the Receiver. A copy of the order can be found here and the judgment can be found here.

March 23, 2015: The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals today denied Terry Harper’s petition for rehearing before all the judgment of the Tenth Circuit. A copy of the order can be found here.

March 13, 2015: The Receiver filed a fee application today, seeking approval for the Receiver and his counsel to be paid for the work they have performed for the six months from September 2014 to February 2015. A copy of the fee application can be found here. A breakdown of the work can be found in Exhibit A to the fee application, which can be found here.

February 11, 2015: The Receiver has obtained copies of documents relating to the criminal cases against Andres and Holloway. These include a) the order of forfeiture against Robert Andres in the amount of $3,291,310.39 (which can be found here), b) the criminal judgment against Robert Holloway (which can be found here), and c) the notice of appeal filed by Holloway (which can be found here).

February 4, 2015: The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals issued an order today affirming the Receiver’s judgment of $336,470.07 against Terry Harper and Wings Over the World. A copy of the appeals court order can be found here.

January 29, 2015: The Receiver filed his status report for the period from October 16, 2014 to January 15, 2015. A copy of the report can be found here.