September 9, 2014 Louisiana Auctioneers
Licensing Board (LALB) Meeting Highlights
CLICK HERE to View LALB Financial Statements @ Time of Meeting
Member Charles "Hal" McMillin, after first blowing a fuse at LAPA Vice President Robert
Burns, who objected to his carrying on a conversation with fellow Member Jeff Henderson
while Burns was speaking, resigned from the LALB effective Wednesday, September 10, 2014
LAPA Vice President Robert Burns provides a primer in terms of a background
of the LALB's sharply divergent treatment of Kathleen Sue White vs.
Board Member Jeff Henderson (Marvin Henderson's son) regarding
allegations of unpaid sales taxes. This "stroll down memory lane"
is provided as a result of the upcoming trial of LA Dept. of Revenue v. JAH Enterprises
being scheduled to convene the week of Monday, September 15, 2014 in Livingston Parish, a venue
in which Marvin Henderson has stated: "They (the LA Dept. of Revenue) don't want to try me
in Livingston Parish." CLICK HERE to see a copy of the original suit filed by the
LA Dept. of Revenue.
LAPA Vice President Robert Burns explains the pitfalls of serving as principal (owner)
in merchandise offered for sale at auction, particularly when multiple
owners are involved. Burns illustrates the high level of trust that's required for such
situations by illustrating a lawsuit filed by JAH Enterprises d/b/a/ Henderson Auctions
after things went haywire entailing the sale of a casino boat jointly owned by JAH Enterprises
(which is itself owned by LALB Member Jeff Henderson) and Blake
Everett, a former employee of Henderson Auctions.
LALB discusses the possibility that Dale Henderson and/or Eldred Henderson
may have illegally loaned personal license(s) to facilitate Alex Lyon & Son Sales Managers
& Auctioneers Inc. conducting an auction without a valid Louisiana auction business license.
During public comment, LAPA President Rev. Freddie Lee Phillips and Vice President Robert Burns
contrast the highly restrictive conditions under which they have been forced
to videotape meetings vs. the very liberal accommodations provided to the Board
itself once it decided to begin videotaping meetings on September 9, 2014.
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