by Jim Nintzel
I don't have much time to spare on former "mayoral candidate" Marshall Home and JB says Gibson can't take over the beat, so we're outsourcing the coverage to Rum, Romanism and Rebellion, which is doing a fine job of keeping track of Home here and here.
We appreciate your efforts, Tedski, especially when they lead to a Chicago Tribune story as amusing as this:
Early on in the proceedings at a U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Chicago, Apostolou's Chicago lawyer, Zane Smith, reiterated to U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Pamela Hollis that his firm isn't connected to Marshall Home. Home has filed papers saying that he has a $150 million lien against Giordano's.
"I can only describe Mr. Home's filings as wacky," Smith told the judge. He added that he has seen no evidence of a loan between Home and Apostolou. Giordano's main creditor, Fifth Third Bank, is owed $45 million.
Hollis concluded the same thing after Home was sworn to testify. She also noted his "Incomprehensible" filings in the case.
Apostolou, a Greek immigrant who lost control of Giordano's in the bankruptcy filing after he fired his first lawyer and struck up a relationship with Home, then was sworn in to testify. During which he said he had signed documents for Home but had never borrowed or lent him any money.
Then the judge asked Home to answer questions under oath, reminding him that what he said could have serious consequences.
"And vice versa," Home said.
"Who are you threatening?" the judge asked Home. She also asked Home to stop interrupting her and mentioned Apostolou's testimony that he received no money from Home.
After the exchanged continued, three guards escorted Home out of the hearing.
Remember: This is the guy who did get enough signatures to qualify for the ballot. (Such a shame he lives outside the city limits.)