September 20, 2010 Louisiana Auctioneers Licensing Board (LALB) Meeting Highlights:
Ken Buhler License Reinstatement
1:45 - 3:00 - Ken Buhler references past complaints against him raised by LAPA Vice President Robert Burns
(at the previous meeting of the LALB while Burns was still an LALB Member prior to Gov. Jindal's
ouster of Burns on 9/10/10, 10 days before this LALB meeting).
3:00 - 3:35 - Ken Buhler references a letter from Don Beckner, an attorney representing several individuals who were
suing Mr. Buhler in Federal Court for allegedly fraudulently using interstate commerce instrumentalities to defraud them.
Note: A jury assessed civil liability against Mr. Buhler for such fraudulent use of those instrumentalities on June 9, 2011.
4:04 - 4:11 - Buhler: "I did not file bankruptcy.
It's against my beliefs. It's against the way I
was raised, and it's my family. Many people
have said I could have and should have."
Reality?: CLICK HERE for Mr. Buhler's Bankruptcy Filing!
1:05 - 1:16 - Ken Buhler: "In the five years I've been through hell and back, I did not file bankruptcy. I did not shed
one single debt."
.3:30 - 3:42
- Ken Buhler (after having subtly been corrected by LALB attorney Anna Dow
regarding his bankruptcy):
"I withdrew my bankruptcy."
Reality?: Far from "voluntarily dismissing" his bankruptcy, 120 days after filing:
Buhler Initiates Adversarial Proceedings Against His Largest Creditor, State Bank.
Only a month later, Judge Dodd grants a Motion by State Bank to Dismiss Buhler's Adversarial Proceeding
12:30 - 13:20 -
Despite hearing that Ken Buhler filed bankruptcy, LALB Member
nevertheless commends him for NOT filing bankruptcy and says a farmer he knew also didn't file bankruptcy
and paid back all of his creditors so, "it's in that spirit that I recommend we reinstate Mr. Buhler's license."
0:40 - 1:55 - Ken Buhler responds to concerns of LAPA President Rev. Freddie Phillips who, in turn, expresses his
belief that more constraints need to be included in any reinstatement of the auction license of Ken Buhler.
To return to Ken Buhler's Index Page, CLICK HERE