MONTREAL, Jan. 5, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - US bankruptcy trustee David Gottlieb, appointed by a US court in the involuntary bankruptcy of Georges Marciano, was served a special order on December 29, 2011, to appear in court in Canada on charges of contempt for not complying with certain provisions of the judgment handed down by the Honourable Mark Schrager, judge of the Superior Court of Quebec.
On December 8, 2011, Judge Schrager rejected the search warrant and the authorization to seize the 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 and other parties before the trial (artwork, luxury vehicles, properties, jewels, etc.).
According to the documents filed in Superior Court, David Gottlieb not only refused to comply and return the illegally obtained documents but submitted them to a California court on behalf of his clients for proceedings instituted against Mr. Marciano by former employees for hurt feelings.
The December 29 court order charges David Gottlieb to appear at 9 AM on January 11, 2012, in room 16.10 of the Palais de Justice de Montréal, to hear the proof and assert any defences he may have to avoid a sentence of contempt of court and a fine of up to five thousand dollars ($5000) or imprisonment.
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