Friday, September 11, 2009

The Devil and Mr. Jones

Earl Jones, Rot in Hell? A just request

Where the devil is Earl Jones, anyway?

MONTREAL – Where’s Earl?
Even though his bail conditions stated that Earl Jones had to stay at his Dorval condo while awaiting trial, the civil courts yanked that safety net out from under him Friday.

Neil Stein, the lawyer representing several of the people who were allegedly defrauded by Jones, said the self-described financial adviser was notified on Aug. 19, Sept. 5 and Wednesday that he would be evicted.

The Crown stipulates that a person free on bail must notify the court of any change in address. So far, Jones doesn’t seem to have done that.

His lawyer, Jeffrey Boro, didn’t return phone calls Friday but said Thursday that his client was under a court order to stay in the Dorval condo at 870 Lakeshore Rd.

“But the court doesn’t say he should stay there if he’s not paying the bills,” Stein noted.
“He hasn’t paid the mortgage, the taxes or the condo fees,” Stein said. “I have no sympathy for him.”

Jones could “stay in jail, as far as I’m concerned,” Stein said .

Jones, 67, was arrested July 27 and charged the next day with four counts of theft and four of fraud after many of his long-time friends and acquaintances discovered that the money they had entrusted to him had disappeared.

So far, 151 claims have been filed against Jones, totalling $74.5 million.

All four properties owned by Jones and his wife, Maxine, will be put up for sale in the coming weeks.
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  1. "Have you seen my wife, Mr. Jones?
    Do you know what it's like on the outside?
    Don't go talking too loud, you'll start a landslide, Mr. Jones."

    Okay, now it's Quiz Time.
    Let's see who can answer the following question.
    "What's wrong with this picture?"

    A - The sky is the wrong color today.
    B - Bill is the only one here leaving comments.
    C - I'm not old enough to remember the Bee Gees.

  2. B: I went from 150 hits of traffic / day to 20.

  3. Well Damn! Could it have something to do with it being the 9/11 weekend?

  4. 9/11: The X-games of victims' endurance.

  5. Well that went right over my head. What's an X-game? Something the X-Men like to play?