OK, let's communicate:
The problem here is that you have taken -- and apparently continue to
take -- radical actions that are profoundly
hurtful to the credibility of the Committee and the financial
interests of all the creditors.
Even viewing your actions in a purely selfish light, they are utterly
It does not appear that you ever stopped to consider the potential
consequences of your radical actions beforehand, nor do you
seem to begin to comprehend your present predicament.
My attempts to reason with you have had the effect of BBs bouncing off
a tank. But I tell you plainly: You have the Sword of Damocles
hanging over your head and about one more of your stunts is all it will
take to bring it down upon you. Wake up and smell the coffee, pal!
The pre-meditated exclusion of the Creditors' Committee from settlement
negotiations was justified by HCPC pointing to your radical,
over-the-top, loose-cannon behaviors. The Trustee formerly supported
our existence and involvement, but what could they say now? Based on
your paltry claim, you have undermined the position of creditors with
over $2 million in bona fide claims.
- You and the Aggie crippled the Creditors' Committee at a
time by maneuvering to have almost all of the competent, rational,
professionals expelled. Then ...
- You alienated the US Trustee by breaching your fiduciary
to the creditors with your bizarre
pseudo-legal assault and then
warning to stop.
- You alienated the opposition, en masse, with your
libelous, rhetorical accusations.
- You alienated the Trustee for much the same reason you
the rest. [Not to mention the fact Rudy Sauseda had already threatened to take him "out
back" and beat the hell out of him.]
- Then -- as if all this weren't enough -- you alienated the
Judge by ignoring his order to appear.
(He is an astonishingly cool and patient man. I was there. He was
pissed. At first, he found your actions comical. I was there when he
gently warned you to stop poking a 200-pound gorilla in the eye with
your little stick. But I was also there when you ignored his warning
and his order to appear. You were off hiding somewhere. But I was
there. He was pissed.)
- You have increased the administrative costs to the estate
thousands, maybe tens of thousands of dollars while your only
achievement was to emasculate the Committee and make yourself look like
a drooling yahoo.
- And you have embarrassed the hell out of me as a member of
When Marc and I attempted to negotiate a better deal with Carvell, we
got nowhere largely because you have armed him with yet another weapon
to use against our interests. We were continually pummeled with sneers
and grimaces and jibes and the epithet "Langenbeck" as if it
were a repugnant ten-letter word for latrine sludge.
Didn't you read the Judge's order
striking your filings? Don't you understand you are threatened with
"additional sanctions?" Don't you understand the Judge can put you in
jail for contempt, order you to JPS Psych ER for evaluation, levy fines
against you, order you to pay the legal costs of your actions, order
your expulsion from the Committee, quash your claim and God knows what
Don't you understand that the individuals and firms you have libeled
can launch actions that will leave you in abject poverty with, maybe, a
house, a car, a pickup and an enormous debt? Have you no respect nor
regard nor reverence for the American legal system -- the very
underpinning of the most powerful nation to ever exist on planet Earth?
Are you living in a Fantsy-Island dream world, or what?
If you or Rudy have any plan to show your face in the courtroom before
the Judge, the Trustee, HCPC, et al. and are not willing to
drop to your knees in groveling humility and contrition peppered with
profuse apologies to all you have alienated, you had best rethink your
I encourage you to stop and reflect on what your strategy has cost us
all -- and yourself. I encourage you to carefully study that poem
you because you have obviously missed Kipling's message.
And, finally, I call upon you to stop your radical activities and
the rest of us -- as a team -- to work toward achieving the best deal
this is the Law of the Jungle--as old and as true as
And the Wolf that shall keep it may prosper, but the Wolf that shall
break it must die.
As the creeper that girdles the tree-trunk, the Law runneth forward and
For the strength of the Pack is the Wolf, and the strength of the Wolf
is the Pack
Keith Langenbeck wrote:
Gentlemen and Lady:
I am planning on being in FTW on Monday AM.
Rudy has a scheduled meeting with the Henderson County Detective in
charge of criminal investigation of the take over of the building and
the theft of Rudy's property. The key to halting this outrageous theft
by Brinkman with the cooperation of the Trustee (in order for him to
get paid for that is all he is concerned about) is to force this
pre-petition information about Brinkman into the Court Record in
of the Judge.
That is what I have been trying to
communicate to the Court. This continued obstruction by Brinkman proves
to my satisfaction that he knows that this information will be his
un-doing and our success or then why would not let Art in to examine
I can convince Rudy to be there in FTW on
Monday AM if needed and I tend to think he should be there then.
Please email back your comments. We need to
communicate over the weekend.