"Henry Bradford Case, hereinafter referred to as the buyer", WILL CHEAT YOU, if you have any dealings with him. Just as he Cheated me and my Wife out of CISCO Enterprises, the trucking business we operated for upwards of 35 years.
He obtained all of our trucks, licenses, parts and everything contained in "SCHEDULE A" of the "AGREEMENT TO SELL" drawn up and "entered into this 22nd day of October 2004", by Stealth and Delay and by outright LIES and False excuses that the IRS had seized his Funds and had seized MY EQUIPMENT along with his. HE NOW STATES that he can't even RETURN THE EQUIPMENT to me…Even though I HAVE AGED beyond my usefulness as an Over-the-Road Trucker.
Henry Bradford Case was supposed to make "Monthly installments of $2000.00 each, beginning the 10th day of January 2005 for 36 months until January 2008; and, in addition, 12 monthly installments of $1,000.00 each ending February 2009", and was to "d. Comprehensive of at least $20,000.00 per unit on rolling stock sold.
e. Equipment MUST BE MAINTAINED in at least as marketable condition as it was at the time of sale., and c) Buyer agrees to hire Seller to drive some, oversee the maintenance of the equipment and assist Buyer in assuring compliance with State and Federal agencies. See Note in Schedule A….Henry Bradford Case DID NOT MAINTAIN the equipment…He knocked the Ford Hardrunner in the head over a $13.00 fan clutch seal…Then started STRIPPING THE TRUCK and selling parts.
Henry Bradford Case WILL CHEAT YOU, JUST AS HE CHEATED ME, if you have any dealings with him.
He now has his Son, a Gulf War Hero, running interference for him. I have NO QUARREL with a Gulf War Hero, so I no longer go to BRADFORD'S TOWING in an attempt to COLLECT THE MONEY I AM STILL OWED….$22,000.00 (approx)…
Henry Bradford Case is NOT A MAN, and that is why he is in the very business he is in, the LEGAL STEALING of motor vehicles.
WATCH OUT FOR HENRY BRADFORD CASE
at BRADFORD”S TOWING in TARPON SPRINGS
I had the above flyer printed out on a legal sized heavy paper sheet… I had it in my hand when I went to 1553 Savanna one day several years ago to GIVE IT TO HIM. He was just leaving in his Kenworth, pulling his three axle trailer behind him, and I reached up to hand it to him thru an open window… He said, “What’s that”, and I said, “A Flyer for you”… He just kept driving the Kenworth and did not stop so I could hand it to him. I thought he was going to run me over. That was the very day, and the ONLY DAY I followed him in any his vehicles. The Kangaroo Judge made up in her own mind as to when that took place. It was a couple of years in the past, so long back that she already told Case she wanted something more recent, but then SHE brought it in anyway, and said I admitted it. This Judge made up her own facts right there!
(A kangaroo court is often held by a group or a community to give the appearance of a fair and just trial, even though the verdict has in reality already been decided before the trial has begun. Such courts typically take place in rural areas where legitimate law enforcement may be limited. The term may also apply to a court held by a legitimate judicial authority who intentionally disregards the court's legal or ethical obligations.)
The Judge in that case was adamant in refusing to allow me to present my side…The side of a 74 year old cripple, with X-Rays on my evidence table of a broken back, bad knees, bad hips, and too winded from smoking for 50 plus years to walk more that a few steps without having to stop and rest…How that cripple with no fingers could pose any danger at all to a six foot four muscular man in the prime of his life…A man with almost twice the boxer’s reach and fists to match.
THE COURT: Okay. I’ve got now -- it's Henry Case,
as the Petitioner. who’s that? `
THE PETITIONER: That's me, Your Honor.
THE COURT: All right. And Charles Creighbaum?
THE RESPONDENT: Yes. .
THE COURT: All right. Good morning, sir.
THE RESPONDENT: Good morning.
THE COURT: Were you all placed under oath in the
THE PETITIONER: Yes, ma'am.
THE RESPONDENT: Yes.
THE COURT: Okay. Mr. Case, you're here -- you
have a temporary injunction. Are you seeking -- do you
still wish to proceed and obtain this injunction?
THE PETITIONER: Yes, ma'am.
THE COURT: All right. And Mr. Creighbaum, do you
have any objection to granting this injunction against
THE RESPONDENT: Yes.
THE COURT: Okay. All right. Let me take a moment
to review the file, okay? (indiscernible) I have to
step out and get some other paperwork that goes along
with this. I don't think the other -- I have one blank
(A recess was taken.) _
THE COURT: All right. Mr. Case, tell me why you
want this injunction. What’s going on? You all are --
are neighbors or how do you know each other?
THE PETITIONER: Through a business transaction in
THE COURT: Okay, so you’ve known each other for a
while. Do you live near each other?
THE PETITIONER: No.
THE COURT: Okay. Tell me what happened.
THE PETITIONER: Mr. Creighbaum’s has made threats
to me. He's put his hands on me.
THE COURT: Tell me when.
THE PETITIONER: In early 2011.
THE COURT: Okay, that's too far away. It's got to
be something within the last six months.
THE PETITIONER: Since -- ‘
THE COURT: Anything happen within the last six
THE PETITIONER: He's been stalking -- he's been
driving by where I live and my business.
THE COURT: Tell me when.
THE PETITIONER: We have -- the last time was 3/ll,
on 3/1, on --
THE COURT: Tell me what happened on 3/1.
THE PETITIONER: 3/1, truck drove by, parking and
sitting out front, as he's done many times before.
THE COURT: In front of your business?
THE PETITIONER: In front of my business and I also
THE COURT: What's your business?
THE PETITIONER: Bradford’s Towing & Recovery.
THE COURT: Okay.
THE PETITIONER: Before that he's been driving by
pretty much on a regular basis. He's -- _
THE COURT: What -- you didn't tell me anything
that led me to believe that a stalking. You said he
drove by your business? What did he do there?
THE PETITIONER: One morning he questioned my --
THE COURT: On 3/1, what did he do there?
THE PETITIONER: 3/1. 3/1 he sat out front and
took pictures, walked around out front.
THE COURT: And where’s that located at?
THE PETITIONER: 1553 Savannah Avenue.
THE COURT: -Is that -- describe that area. Is it a
residential, is it --
THE PETITIONER: Commercial. _
THE COURT: Commercial. Okay, so he's out in a
commercial parking lot. He's getting out of his car and
THE PETITIONER: He did that from out in the
THE COURT: He's out in the street, okay.
THE PETITIONER: Uh-huh.
THE COURT: Anything else happen on 3/1? 1
THE PETITIONER: We just called the sheriff's
department and reported it again.
THE COURT: Okay. Any other incidents?
THE PETITIONER: On 2/15 of 2013, pretty much the
same thing, except this time he came onto the property,
walked around, came up to the front door. We kept the
front door locked because if it's open, Chuck has come
inside, jumped the counter and then gone out in the
THE COURT: Tell me what you did on 2/15. So you
locked the door and he came up "
THE PETITIONER: Right.
THE COURT: Did he try and open the door?
THE PETITIONER: I don't know. I wasn't in the
office at that time; I was upstairs.
THE COURT: Did you see him there?
THE PETITIONER: Yes, I did. -
THE COURT: What did you see happen?
THE PETITIONER: Basically he walked up the front
THE COURT: No, what did you see? You just told me
that you didn't see him at the front door because you
were upstairs. So, what did you see happen?
THE PETITIONER: I did see him walk up there, but I
couldn't see him at the front door.
We do have a security system. It’s all -- it was
all on camera.
THE COURT: Okay. So he walked up to the door.
And did -- nothing else happened?
THE PETITIONER: Right. As far as I know, no.
Nothing else did happen at that time.
On 2/14 he drove by twice.
On a -- what date was that there? On March 11"’,
which would've been Monday, he drove by again, parked
out front, took pictures, kept driving back and forth of
I had a customer out front. He stopped and took
pictures of him and his truck.
On ll/28 of 2012, Chuck removed the latch to the
gate to the impound yard, came in. I was not --
THE COURT: What day was that?
THE PETITIONER: 11/28/2012. _
THB COURT: Okay.
THE PETITIONER: He -- I got a statement from my
son here who was at the business. I arrived just when
the sheriff's department arrived after they were called.
Came into the yard, was told to leave, so on and so
THE COURT: You saw him there?
THE PETITIONER: Refused to do so.
THE COURT: You saw the defendant there -- I mean,
pardon me. You saw the Respondent there?
THE PETITIONER: By the time I got there, he was
leaving in his truck. Whichever date here recently.
I'm trying -- I believe it was on the l5th. No wait, I
believe that was on the 1st that he was given a trespass
warning by the sheriff’s department.
THE COURT: Does he say anything to you when you
have these encounters?
THE PETITIONER: I do everything I can to avoid
THE COURT: When’s the last time he said something
THE PETITIONER: If I see him coming down the
street, I'll run inside.
THE COURT: When's the last time he said something
THE PETITIONER: When he was served with a trespass
THE COURT: On May -- on March 1“?
THE PETITIONER: I believe that's the date, yes,
THE COURT: And what happened then?
THE PETITIONER: He was doing his usual stalking,
driving by. And we called the sheriff's department.
And then it was the first time that they finally caught
up with him when he was there and they detained him and
then issued him a trespass warning.
THE COURT: Okay, you're not telling me he said
anything to you then. What did he say to you?
THE PETITIONER: No it was very --
THE COURT: He didn't say to you then?
THE PETITIONER: No. No.
THE COURT: Okay. I'm reading through and what you
put in there as prior incidents. You say that he's made
death threats, he tried -- said he’s going to kill you.
You haven't said any of that in person here.
THE PETITIONER: That was over six months ago.
THE COURT: Okay. So you haven't had any threats
in the last six months, is that correct, from him?
THE PETITIONER: No, just stalking and lots of it.
THE COURT: And you just -- and when you say --
there's a legal (indiscernible) for stalking that I have
THE PETITIONER: Correct.
THE COURT: By stalking, what you're telling me is
he's driving by, coming near your property and on to
your property, you said, on 3/1.
THE PETITIONER: And he has followed me around in
my vehicle too.
THE COURT: He what?
THE PETITIONER: He has followed me around while
I’ve been in my vehicle.
THE COURT: All right. Do you have any other
Where has he followed around in your vehicle?
THE PETITIONER: I was going out on a wrecker call
and my phone rang and it was Chuck and he told me he was
right behind me. I looked in the mirror and, sure
enough, there he was.
THE COURT:. When was that?
THE PETITIONER: That was early 2012.
THE COURT: Okay. So nothing else? He hasn't been
following you lately?
THE PETITIONER: No, he hasn't followed me in a
But within the last six months, he's been out in
front of my place no less than 30 times that I know of.
And I’ve got a statement here from my daughter that
she had seen him in front of the business at least 50
THE COURT: Okay. Anything else?
THE PETITIONER: That’s it, ma'am.
THE COURT: Do you have any other witnesses?
THE PETITIONER: Not here.
THB COURT: okay.
THE PETITIONER: Just statements from them.
THE COURT: Okay.
And Mr. Creighbaum, do you have anything you want
THE RESPONDENT: Sure do.
THE COURT: Okay. Go ahead.
THE RESPONDENT: well, I did follow him one time.
I had printed this up. I showed -- I gave this to his
mechanic. This is synopsis of our relationship over the
past seven or eight years.
THE COURT: When did this happen?
THE RESPONDENT: Can I -- can I introduce this
in to --
THE COURT: Have you seen this paper? Do you know
what he's talking about?
THE PETITIONER: Yeah, he's talking about all of my
THE COURT: Sure, Sheriff, you can hand it to me.
Tell me –
THE RESPONDENT: It's a synopsis.
THE COURT: When did you follow -- when did you
follow and try to give this to him?
THE RESPONDENT: That morning.
THE COURT: What morning?
(I should have said,"The morning he’s talking about in early 2012 like he just told you just a minute ago, Judge!")
THE RESPONDENT: Well, I don't know what morning.
I'm very bad at dates. I only filed it --
THE COURT: What month did it happen?
(I should have said,"The morning he’s talking about in early 2012 like he just told you just a minute ago, Judge!")
THE RESPONDENT: Whatever month he said it was. I
don’t know when it was, okay?
I gave a copy of that to his mechanic in his garage
and then the next day or so, I asked him. I said, “Did
you give that to Brad?" And I don't know what the reply
was, so I went home and printed up another one and I
wanted to hand it personally to him. And he was in his
18-wheeler when I had this piece of paper. Not that
one, but it was one just like it. And I tried to hand
it to him and he cut the wheels on his truck to run my
toes over -- run my toes over, so I backed up away from
the truck. And he left. And I followed him. I said,
well, he's gotta go someplace and I want to give this to
him. So, I followed him out Savannah. He turned left
on Savannah and Anclote Boulevard and on to Alternate
19. North on Alternate 19 to the first stop light. And
by then, we're very close to my house and I just called
him on the phone and I said, “I'll catch up with ya."
And he said to my -- when I said, “Well, I’ll catch up
with ya,” “That sounds like a threat to me." Okay?
This is his -- this is his -- he's got threat,
threat, threat, threat, threat in his brain. Threat,
threat, threat, threat, threat. I have an audio
recording here that I took of he and I in his office.
THE COURT: When was that from?
THE RESPONDENT: Along about January, February,
March, April; May, June -- June or July of 2007.
THE COURT: I’ll tell you, I need to hear about
something more recent. Anything -- do you want to
respond to any of the things he said about going on his
property, or near his property, or is there anything
else you want to say about that?
THE RESPONDENT: Yep.
THE COURT: All right. ”
THE RESPONDENT: All these things that he said
about, he's calling it stalking. I had a process server
-- I'm trying to~serve a process on him. And whenever a
process server went there, they would just say, “Oh, he
ain't here," or, “I'm not him," you know? So I was
trying to point him out to the process server.
I'm very happy for this hearing here today because
I was finally able to serve him in Courtroom 11, down
the street here, this morning. SO, I'm very happy that
this has finally come to a head here. This is what I
mean by bringing it to a head. I went in front of
people who, like you, judges and people who are not --
and the one instance that he was talking about was that
they called the cops and I was walking around in the
yard there, the officer that responded to that was
Officer Kafelak, K-a-f-e-l-a-k, badge number 57470, from
Pinellas County. And he called me in the afternoon, or
maybe the next morning, and asked me what was going on.
I And I told him that I was taking pictures of my
equipment that he stole from us. And I described the
situation and he said, "Well, that's a civil matter."
He said, “You gotta sue him.” And that is when I
started looking for a -- started putting this paper
together to get enough information to sue`him.
He owes me -- well, he beat us out of the whole
business. He just obtained our business through stealth
and delay and lies. Just like the lies he was telling
right here in this courtroom this morning.
I'm really object to paragraph number -- all, I
object to him saying that I'm threatening him at any
time. I want everyone to know that I'm not going to be
a Trayvon Martin. He's not going to shoot me without
somebody knowing about it.
THE COURT: Why would you say that -- why are you
even concerned that you can be the next Trayvon Martin?
THE RESPONDENT: Because that's what he's leading
up to. This --
THE COURT: What makes you believe that, sir?
THE RESPONDENT: Because he's guns. He's a big gun
guy. He's guns, gods and -- you know, I mean --
THE COURT: So just because he owns a gun you think
he's going to shoot you?
THE RESPONDENT: Pardon me?
THE COURT: Because he owns a gun you think he's
going to shoot you?
THE RESPONDENT: I think he is going to shoot me
because he was paying on this -- he was paying me pretty
well until Crist passed a law, the stand your own law.
And he immediately -- they passed that Iaw, he quit
paying me. That’s my suspicion. And every time I
talked to him, like right now today, he's threatening
me. Oh, he's threatening me. He's threatening me.
He's threatening me.
THE COURT: What did he say to threaten you, sir?
THE RESPONDENT: He's not threatening me. _
THE COURT: You just said --
THE RESPONDENT: He accuses --
THE COURT: Oh, you said he said. Okay.
THE RESPONDENT: He accuses me of threatening him.
THE COURT: Has he threatened you at all, sir?
THE RESPONDENT: No.
THE COURT: Okay.
THE RESPONDENT: No. I want you to -- well, here.
I'm really concerned about this paragraph here.
THE COURT: Which paragraph, sir?
THE RESPONDENT: He rung the bell that I am a
really no good -- he's accusing me of criminal behavior,
“Respondent has committed battery on my person”.
That’s a lie. I have never committed battery on his
person. I have never touched the man.
THE COURT: Okay. I did read the file --
THE RESPONDENT: He --
THE COURT:. I did read the file. Stop, don't talk
But he did say here today that nothing's happened
that hasn't happened in the last six months.
("Nothing has happened that has not happened in the past six months"- I can’t figure out WHAT THAT MEANS, Judge- It sounds like a double negative sentence, coming out of a Politician’s mouth, not a Judge’s considered opinion)
THE RESPONDENT: It has never happened.
THE COURT: So his testimony --
THE RESPONDENT: It has never happened.
THE COURT: -- has been a --
THE RESPONDENT: It has never happened. Ask him
if it's ever happened.
THE COURT: I don't have to ask him that, sir.
(why not, Judge, You are considering “The File”, which I have not been allowed to examine, and basing your decision on HEARSAY)
THE RESPONDENT: Yeah, it's never happened.
THE COURT: Okay. All right. Anything else? DO
you have any other witnesses, sir?
THE PETITIONER: No, I don't.
THE COURT: Okay. I am going to grant the
injunction. I'm going to set it out for -- I'm going to
have it in effect for six months right now.
And I have two addresses listed here, Mr. Case.
One is the Hillside Drive and the other is the Savannah
Avenue. Are they different?
THE PETITIONER: I'm currently in the process --
me and my wife are being separated. We had a nuptial
agreement. She's going to get the house, so I'm moving
my address to my business.
THE COURT: Which one is that: Hillside?
THE PETITIONER: 1553. -
THE COURT: Savannah?
THE PETITIONER: Correct.
THE COURT: Okay. So, I'm going to list -- I'm
listing both addresses. You're not allowed to go to
Hillside or Savannah Avenue address. All right?
Any other place? Where's your work?
THE PETITIONER: My work, ma'am?
THE COURT: Yeah.
THE PETITIONER: 1553 Savannah.
THE COURT: Okay, so that's covered in here as well
because that's the --
THE RESPONDENT: It --
THE COURT: Don’t talk over me, sir.
THE RESPONDENT: Okay, sorry.
THE COURT: I don't want you to have any contact
with him anymore. I don't know -- obviously you have
strong feelings. You feel like it was a bad business
(The reason “you don’t know” is because you won’t listen to the FACTS, this so-called Man has cheated me and my wife and family out of hundreds of thousands of dollars, and our means of livlihood, though the same kind of LIES You are basing YOUR OPINION ON! Florida Law seems to be set up, PURPOSELY, to allow this sort of Criminal behavior!)
THE RESPONDENT: I'm 74 years old --
THE COURT: Don't talk over me, sir.
THE RESPONDENT: Okay.
THE COURT: I can have what is called a contempt
hearing. That’s a whole different issue and I don't
Want to really do that today.
THE RESPONDENT: When is it going to be my turn to
THE COURT: You're done talking. Now, it's my
So I'm finding that you have -- there's at least
two incidents that meet the requirements of stalking
here. And I want you to stay away from him, his work
and all that.
I understand you don't like what happened. At this
point, if you do it again, you're probably going to get
arrested for violation of injunction and then you'll go
to jail on this. So, you just need to stay away.
I don't know what your issue was. If there’s a
business transaction and you want to sue --
THE RESPONDENT: If you’d listen -- if you'd
THE COURT: Don't talk over me. In civil court
that's a different issue. If you go on to his property,
you need to stay off of it, okay? You're asking for
trouble. Do you understand that?
Don't walk in here to me today and say that you're
going to think you're going to be the next Trayvon
Martin if you're going around and snooping around
someone's property and you know they have guns.
You said you're very up on these laws -- the stand
your ground --
THE RESPONDENT: No, I'm not.
THE COURT: It sounds like to me that you're asking
for him to try and shoot you. I'm not saying he can.
I'm not saying he should. I'm saying you just stay Off
his property. Do you --
THE RESPONDENT: You’re advising him that he can.
THE COURT: I am not telling him that, sir.
THE RESPONDENT: Yes, you are.
THE COURT: I am saying -- you're the one -- this
came out of your mouth, sir. So you can’t walk into a
courtroom, under oath, and say I'm going to be shot by
this man. I want it to be known before I get shot,
okay? And I'm going to keep going on his property.
You've admitted that you harassed him. You've
admitted you followed him in his car. You admitted that
you did these things, under oath. You need stay off his
property. You have no right to be there. So, stay away
from him. Do you understand that? And also his
automobile wherever he's driving at, you’ve gotta stay
away. Do you understand? That’s what I'm ordering.
If not, you'll be arrested on a criminal charge of
violating an injunction. Do you understand? That’s the
only answer I want is a yes or no.
THE RESPONDENT: I understand the Kangaroo’s
THE COURT: All right. You’re done. Thank you.
You're done, thank you.
I'm going to file this in the court file. I think
I have his paperwork done up.
(The proceedings were concluded.) .
Henry Case is VERY CLOSE to the POLICE, they come running to his office at a moment’s notice, probably because of the Towing Company he is associated with… Police tows and whatnot.
(Irene Creighbaum and Chuck Creighbaum, the exploited, should not have to spend their very limited funds on Civil Suits that should be handled by law enforcement. As Joe Roubicek states: “… If you are told ‘it’s a civil matter’, you are probably being exploited by the very ones who are supposed to be helping you.
Please HELP US, Some one. We are still being exploited out of our money by having to make PAYMENTS on a predatory loan we were forced to make in order to obtain money for the FILING FEES to sue Henry Bradford Case for all of our Schedule A items, Great Dane, 13-000377-SC, our Freightliner, 13-000380-SC, and our Ford Hardrunner, 13-000377-SC. I am now 74 years old, and have been suffering this monthly TORTURE by Henry Bradford Case for nearly ten years. I am beginning to realize that Henry Bradford Case is GOING TO WIN, because I AM GOING TO DIE, before we can even report the theft of our livelihood to someone who can influence or force Henry Bradford Case to DO THE RIGHT THING and make restitution.)
I will be refining and organizing this website from time to time, but I feel that I have to get it up and running NOW, because I was threatened on Dec 5th by Deputy T. McTaggart with being carted off to JAIL, by him, with NO TRIAL or hearing of any kind. I tried to explain to the Deputy that I worked for Paul Konitz and Tim Cummings, and have business dealings with other businesses on and near Savanna ave. (After talking with Deputy McTaggart that day, however, My intuition about ME being TAKEN OUT, just like Trayvon Martin was taken out, was re-inforced)- I did not have the presense of mind to take a picture of that meeting, but I went there the next day and placed a Garbage can in the parking lot where the Deputy parked his car and took a picture of the can. I feel I have to document everything from now on because Mr. Case is so CLOSE to the Police, and to Bernie McCabe.
Please HELP US, Some one. We are still being exploited out of our money by having to make PAYMENTS on a predatory loan we were forced to make in order to obtain money for the FILING FEES to sue Henry Bradford Case for all of our Schedule A items, Great Dane, 13-000377-SC, our Freightliner, 13-000380-SC, and our Ford Hardrunner, 13-000377-SC. I am now 74 years old, and have been suffering this monthly TORTURE by Henry Bradford Case for nearly ten years. I am beginning to realize that Henry Bradford Case is GOING TO WIN, because I AM GOING TO DIE, before we can even report the theft of our livelihood to someone who can influence or force Henry Bradford Case to DO THE RIGHT THING and make restitution.
Is that you, Bernie McCabe
State Attorney Pinellas and Pasco Counties
Sixth Judicial Circuit of Florida
My Wife and I discussed whether we thought Henry Case would pay for the business or not; and decided that we thought he would. We could see that he already owned a considerable number of Towtrucks was evidently familiar with dealing with Drivers. We knew he had admired our operation for a while, ever since we called him to our residence on Manton ln to load a couple of Air Ride axles into a trailer to take to Smith Welding in Wisconsin, where we had the Spread-Axle Built for our Great Dane. We had taken the Utility that had suffered from Heavy Forklift damage out of service, finally, and were going to use the Utility for storage. The first payment with the notation ‘wrong date on check’ was the ONLY payment Mr. Case mailed to us; ALL OTHER PAYMENTS were picked up by myself or my Wife at 1553 Savanna. Many days spent at 1553 Savanna with hat in hand, waiting and hoping for a check!
As soon as Henry B. Case saw our potential contract, he knew he could cheat these country bumpkins from Wisconsin out of everything they had. He even operated the trucks, and business fraudulently, in Irene's name, exposing us to who knows what may have happened out there in those eleven months he held all the open titles in his office, and pocketing ALL of the Money, unjustly enriching himself at our expense. We believe Congressman Mike BILIRAKIS, Gus's Dad, assisted him with the MA authorities to prevent his arrest near Boston with a load of New Orleans Museum Memorabilia along about that time. That’s why Irene was summoned to Bradford’s office on such an emergency basis and was Forced to sign, immediately, several blank bills of sale. The PRICES WERE PUT IN LATER, so he didn’t have to pay so much sales Tax, and to CHEAT US on the price! Henry B. Case had to have made payments to some insurance company under Irene’s name, in order for them not to cancel during the eleven months Henry B. Case operated Cisco Enterprises with those open titles in his possession. That’s another fraud on some insurance company Henry B. Case mis-used.
Testing a link to see if it works. Want to go to my old Apple losses page, the one I developed before they made their Seven for One Split or to the page that shows where we would be after a big split. another test link will be to the Dorsey trailer I owned for Years, and had just removed the axles from to take to Wisconsin to Smith Welding so he could build me a Spread Axle for my Great Dane
My Wife and I successfully operated Cisco Enterprises for upwards of 35 years, and all during those years, we were on an ‘upswing’ as far as our finances were concerned. We went out for dinner at an decent restaurant at least once a month, and sometimes, weekly. We always had a little money left for recreation, whether it was just fishing, shooting pool, boating, snowmobiling, sailing or just for travel to some interesting place. Since our association with Henry Bradford Case, we have been virtually penniless most of the time. I remarked to Mr. Cases Wife that my Wife and I used to go out for dinner often; she replied that Brad had NEVER EVER taken HER out for dinner!
During the 80's Irene received awards for being in the top 3% in the nation for motor vehicle and driver compliance under the new Reagan Rules- (Surface Transportation Assistance Act (STAA) 49 U.S.C. §31105-DMV/DOT (STAA) 49 U.S.C. §31105)!.
During the 70s and 80s we had as high as 11 trucks on the road, using Vietnam veterans as Owner operators.
Our main hauls during those years was hauling bulk potatoes to independent chip plants everywhere east of the Mississippi, but we hauled such diverse loads as PBR boats from Sturgeon Bay, WI to San Diego, CA. I, personally, delivered the Feathers for the swans at the Swan-Dolphin Hotel in FL, and dozens of Wilderness Log Homes to some of the most beautiful spots in most of the Lower 48.
On June , 11, 2002, I became ill while delivering a load to the Wise chip plant in Spartanburg South Carolina. After unloading, I called my weight in to dispatch, and this was the first time in 30 years I refused a return load dispatch had ready for me. I told Mike I was so sick that I feared I would disappoint him if I took the load. It took me three days to negotiate the 575 miles to home here in Tarpon Springs. Irene took one look at me and carried me to the Hospital Emergency room where they found that I had had a heart attack about 72 hours before. My Heroes are at Pasco Cardiology, where the Team of Doctors; Mei Chang, Huang-Ta Lin, and Werner Jauch, and Charles Sanior, installed a couple of stents in my chest. I was on several different diagnostic machines prior to the operation, and they found that I had very high cholesterol and that many of my vessels were in bad shape.
On June 30, 2004 my spud load was turned down by Lance, in Charlotte, NC, and reconsigned to Golden Flake, in Ocala, FL. The next day, July 1, 2004, while delivering that load, Dennis Shidell, a long- time friend of ours approached me about buying his Freightliner. I was amazed that he wanted to sell me his truck, because I knew that he had just had the engine majored, and a factory rebuilt transmission installed. He told me that he had just found out that he had Diabetes, and would have to come off the road because he had a flat-roofed sleeper, not a 'Condo', and there was no room for a refrigerator to keep his medicine in. After some discussion…(he did not want money up front…He said he would just blow it if he had it, he wanted monthly payments paid thru Quality Trucking, the broker we had both been using for 25 years or so)…I agreed to buy his Freightliner in this manner.
In July 2004, Ownership of the Freightliner passed to Irene and Cisco Enterprises.
We transferred my Wisconsin Authority to Irene so all my old Authority and other info was in her name.
During August, 2004, I drove the Freightliner hauling various loads for Henry Bradford Case all up and down the East Coast from Miami to Derby, CT. During this time we found that the special configuration of the Freightliner for hauling maximum gross weight potato loads made it unfriendly for hauling some trailers. It had a fixed fifth wheel set for maximum weight distribution to the steer axle with 80,000 lb gross, and small, 60 gallon fuel tanks to minimize weight. Hauling foodstuffs are the absolute lowest freight rates in the country to keep retail prices down.
It was decided that the Freightliner should remain working with Qualty Trucking hauling Quality freight until it was paid for. The discussion in Bradford's office was that the Freightliner would pay for itself in this way. He would not have to come up with any money and the Freightliner would pay for itself at Quality Trucking.
During May of 2007, it became apparent to us that Brad was 'way behind in his monthly payments to us, and I made a visit to his outer office at Bradford's Towing. During our discussion, that day, he told me that he had NO MONEY to make the monthly payments, and that he may try to borrow the money from his Mother to pay us off. Either that, he said, he was willing to GIVE THE BUSINESS BACK to us. We knew it would be a big hassle to transfer everything back, because of Federal laws pertaining to trucking companies for hire. Brad and I had been discussing several items he had in his yard: 3 electric start motorcycles, an old electric golf cart and other items. I decided to put the Ford pickup I had purchased earlier from him in the deal. I only bought the Ford from him ON TIME, so he would have some INCENTIVE to pay us our monthly payment…Pay me every month, Brad, and I will have the money to PAY YOU for this pickup. Also at this time, I asked him for the exact amount I would be charged for the brake job on that pickup. The oddball figure: $616.97, that I offered him for the golf cart was agreed to a few days before…" would you take $616.97 for that old cart?", was simply a way to get his monthly payments that were in arrears down to a recognizable balance. This adjustment left him with a balance of $2000 still due for April, '07.
On Feb 11, 2011 during my regular walk-thru of Bradford's yard, I spotted a nice looking 1997 Audi that I could see had been sitting for some time. I asked Brad if it was for sale, and he said, "Yes, $1000.00". I agreed to buy the 1997 Audi on that day, and Brad informed the girls in his office to obtain the title for it. A few days later, I stopped by their office to find out if they had the title yet, and they did not have it. I asked "why", and they said they did not have the petty cash available at that time. I asked how much they needed, and they told me. It was around $125.00. I asked if that was the only hold-up, and they said "yes". I asked them if I gave them the money, how long would it take for me to get the title, and they said, "About an hour". I took the cash out of my wallet at that time and gave it to them. That afternoon the title was available, and Bradford's towed the 1997 Audi to my home within a couple of days. I was amazed that they had such little cash on hand to take care of what I thought would simply be day to day expenses. I made me realize, though, that maybe they DID NOT HAVE THE MONEY to make the payments they still owed to us.
This did make me remember that on Feb 4, 2008 I was in their office trying to collect some money and they finally did give me a check…Check number 10820 for $50.00. On that day, I looked at the check and saw that it was for only $50.00 and I said, "What's this?", "this is laughable". She replied that she could give me a bigger one, and I could bounce it all the way to the bank.
The prices in these bills of sale were blank when Irene signed them. She was called to their office for this emergency. We believe it was on this day Congressman Mike Bilirakis was able to get him released from a DOT scale up around Boston Massachusetts while he was transporting NOLA Museum items. But only if all the equipment and the business was in his name. This was an emergency for him and the straw that forced him to finally get the business out of Irene's name. We were highly exposed, unbeknownst to us, until this late date. We believe they put cheap prices in the bills of sale after Irene left their office to beat Florida on the sales taxes, and cheat us out of the agreed-upon prices for the business. Congressman Mike Bilirakis could probably back this up, but we have not been in contact with him to nail that down…And it is neither here nor there about the prices on those fake bills of sale. He agreed to the $84.000.00 price tag right from the get-go, from the first payment in January 2005, with check number 41218, because it was 'way below the replacement price listed in schedule 'A'. He bragged that he could make those monthly payments without having the trucks turn a wheel, just by scrapping out some cars.
He did make the February payment, 2 weeks late, on 2/18/05, with chk # 41501. That was the ONLY payment he mailed to us; I had to go to his office, and find out if he was there, and could I pick up a check. I had just put new tires on the Freightliner, and rather than have him give me the CASH for them, I took a 1984 Porsche in a straight-up trade for those tires.
It was all downhill from that point on. Each month resulted in him getting further and further behind.
We believe that he was NEVER able to make those payments.
On May 5, 2006, as an inducement for him to make the payments on time, We purchased a 2002 Ford F-150 for $8000.00 on time from him. We paid $500.00 down, and the #1 payment with our chk #1001. On 8/4/2006, payment #2 with our chk #1012 for $500.00, and on 8/15/06 #3 with our chi #1015.
A brief walk through his yard will show one obvious fact. There is only one vehicle in his yard that is purposely parked under a tree to accelerate its deterioration through bird droppings, sap, wild vines and falling branches. He even stripped the air horns and lights off the roof to guarantee rain and other foreign material would quickly deteriorate the interior upholstery and carpeting. This truck was Ford's 'Cadillac' of trucks in 1993; top of the line absolute 'Best Truck' for owner-operators. When Irene or I drove this truck, we were able to squeeze the fuel mileage to over 7 MPG on more than one trip to Wisconsin.
He claimed he took the Ford out of service because of the fan clutch, but the fan clutch O-ring is a $10 item, and less than an hour to install it.
Hundreds of dollars worth of electrical items have been stripped from this truck, also.
I talked to one of his ex-drivers recently, and that driver told me that Mr. Case hoped that simply by my seeing our Hardrunner in such bad condition I might have another heart attack. Mr. Case and I discussed my heart condition in his office several times, because I always complained that he gave me such a hard time when I came to collect money that I had to go see a doctor the next day to get my blood pressure down again. Irene told me more than once not to go over there and try to collect money, because I was then in such a bad mood and my blood pressure was sky high each time. I had a wrist-mounted blood pressure monitor at home.
During 2004, 2005 and 2006, as a First Responder, I hauled Power Generators and other Emergency supplies into hurricane stricken areas throughout the South for Henry Bradford Case. Thru Strong arm tactics, Stealth, Elder Abuse and outright lies, Mr Case was successful in Stealing our Trucking Business, Cisco Enterprises and all our equipment and spare parts and supplies from us, thereby ending our livelihood and a 35 year career during which time I accumulated upwards of Four Million Miles behind the wheel without a chargeable accident. He has lied to the police and to the courts and made it impossible for me to be employed by my past employers in his neighborhood.
I have a class A CDL license-( C621-148-39-083-0 )-(I dropped my HazMat endorsement)- and a Current One Year Physical, and I can pass ANY drug test at any time. I am 74 years old, but I am unable to live on my Social Security, and have decided to return to driving, hopefully in Florida, or the SouthEast…Further if it has to be.
Don't let my age discourage you from hiring an honest, extremely versatile, conscientious, dependable Company and Owner Oriented Driver.