MONTREAL, Jan. 17, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - US trustee David Gottlieb,
appointed by a US Court in the involuntary bankruptcy of Georges
Marciano, did not appear at the Montreal courthouse last Friday,
despite a special order issued on December 29, 2011, by the Honourable
Mark Schrager, judge of the Superior Court of Quebec. Mr. Gottlieb is
facing a charge of contempt of court, which carries a fine of up to
$5000 or imprisonment.
As explained by Morty Freiheit, one of the prosecutors connected with
the Marciano case, "David Gottlieb seems to want to delay the
application of the judgement rendered against him in the interests of
his American clients." According to the documents submitted to the
Superior Court, David Gottlieb is refusing not only to comply with
orders and return illegally obtained documents, but he submitted them
to a court in California for the benefit of his clients as part of
proceedings brought against Mr. Marciano by former employees for hurt
Today the Honourable Judge Schrager issued a new order summoning David
Gottlieb to appear in court on January 20. The court has demanded that
if he elects not to comply, he must solemnly declare his refusal to
appear and demonstrate that he understands he will be liable to a fine
or a prison sentence. Furthermore, Judge Schrager was unequivocal: he
will proceed on January 20 with or without Mr. Gottlieb and will rule
on whether to issue an arrest warrant in his name.
On December 8, 2011, Judge Schrager rejected the search warrant and the
authorization to seize assets belonging to Georges Marciano and third
parties. In his judgment, Judge Schrager ordered the Gottlieb Trustee
to return all assets that were seized from Mr. Marciano before the
trial (artwork, luxury vehicles, properties, jewels, etc.).
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