Josh Duggar Charged Contempt of Court

Josh Duggar Charged Contempt of Court December 17, 2019
I love this screen cap of Josh Duggar pre-scandals posing next to a Vagisil ad.

Some real Josh Duggar legal news for a change instead of the free flowing river of speculation over his Homeland Security raid last month. Remember that Josh is involved in the possible land swindle of a man named Carl Echols.

Echols has been paying the property taxes on the piece of land after receiving a signed and dated bill of sale from his cousin. He just never paid to have the land deed transferred into his name.

Josh and the company ALB Investments claim to have purchased the property from the original owner  a few years back for a thousand dollars. Echols is suing ALB, Josh Duggar and his cousin.

Josh has apparently ignored the court order of discovery, and yesterday the judge issued a contempt of court and gave him until 4 pm CST to appear and answer questions or be physically arrested and hauled to the jail house.

From KNWA

While the thought of  Josh Duggar behind bars isn’t entirely unpleasant I would rather it be for sexually assaulting his sisters and his other misdeeds. No wonder on any further action on the federal raid and businesses.

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  • AFo

    I wonder what “It was the will of God” spin he’ll go with as an excuse…

  • Michael Neville

    I’m getting the idea that Duggar is acting as his own lawyer and gave himself poor legal advice. A real lawyer, like Echols has, would have told him that discovery is a real thing and he has to comply with it.

  • tatortotcassie

    Hey, if tax evasion was enough to put Al Capone behind bars then contempt of court is good enough for Joshie.

  • The Jack of Sandwich

    He must have been watching Trump and decided to follow his lead.

  • Saraquill

    Anyone else have schadenfreude?

  • fuzzykat

    SO VERY YES

  • paganheart

    Because cases like this are civil instead of criminal, a lot of people seem to think they can get away with not complying with disclosure and discovery requests since it’s not a crimal matter. They are oftentimes unpleasantly shocked when a judge issues an arrest warrant for contempt of court or otherwise failing to comply (and even more unpleasantly surprised when they get picked up.) In my days as a civil litigation paralegal, the lawyers I worked for once had a guy arrested after he failed to show up for a scheduled deposition three times. (The guy then faked a seizure to avoid being deposed when he was finally forced to appear…. apparently unaware that his own lawyer had a child with epilepsy and knew what a real seizure looked like. He quickly dumped the guy as a client, and we got a summary judgment in favor of our client not long after.)

    That case involved a dispute over ownership of a business, and bottom line, the defendant didn’t want to comply because he knew he didn’t have a case. I suspect something similar is happening here. Josh is refusing to comply with discovery (which basically involves turning over certain documents, financial records, meeting notes, email, text messages, etc to the court and to opposing counsel) either because the items don’t exist, or because they do exist and are 2damning to his side. Discovery can also be an expensive and time-consuming process, and I’ve seen opponents cry poor to try and get out it; judges take a dim view of that, too. If I were his lawyer I’d advise him to comply and start talking settlement, or just accept that the other side is most likely going to get a judgment against you that will hang over your head for the rest of your life…and possibly lead to an actual criminal case if the evidence warrants.

  • Jennny

    Yup, most likely he’ll do that…as Mrs Rod said when her family got a visit from CPS….so many haters of jesus out there…we pray for them, those haters of jesus…yadda yadda….haters of jesus. She’ll probably say the same about Josh, those haters of jesus, those satan-filled evil folk are out to get him.

  • Suzanne Harper Titkemeyer

    I laugh to here them say that when Josh routinely ignores requests from the court and other authorities like he is not obligated by the same laws as the rest of us. Now that will get you a Homeland Security raid to your business

  • Mimc

    Having had childhood epilepsy I have a special kind of hatred for people who fake seizures. Though I would like to point out, in case anyone here didn’t realize, there are a lot of different types of seizures so if you know one person with epilepsy please don’t assume all seizures will look like their’s.

  • Jennny

    Yup it reminded me of the stealing pecans incident. I know a couple of x-tians who seem to genuinely believe they have some sort of pass when it comes to the laws of the land…and behave accordingly, though neither has yet been able to persuade law enforcement that it was OK to park illegally cos they were only there for a few minutes (and couldn’t be a***ed to drive a few more yards to a legal spot cos jesus.)

  • persephone

    I won’t be happy until Michelle and Jim Bob are behind bars.

  • persephone

    I would assume he probably tried to fake a grand mal seizure, since they’re the most physical and scariest to witness, and what people think of when they think seizure.

  • persephone

    People who throw around threats of suits usually don’t understand discovery. At all.

  • paganheart

    So true. I’ve known so many people who think real-life litigation is like a “Law & Order” episode or a John Grisham movie, that all you have to do is hire a lawyer, get a court date, and go argue your case to a jury. They have no idea what goes into a court case, no idea how much time goes into researching case law, drafting pleadings, filing them with the court….they don’t understand that lawsuits must be supported by evidence—letters, photos, emails, texts, financial records, bank statements, contracts, meeting minutes, affidavits of witnesses, depositions–I could go on and on (I know you’ve worked in law so I’m sure you could, too.) All this stuff costs money, and takes time. And sorry, lawyers don’t work for free, even personal injury TV lawyers who don’t take take money up front, but know they’re getting at least 30 percent of whatever money they obtain in the eventual insurance settlement, which happens in 9 out 10 cases.

    It is amazing how many clients think that Jesus will pay their bills (literally, I have been told this) or that our lawyers would surely represent them for free on “The case that is going to be the next Roe v. Wade that will change America”…yep, heard that from delusional clients, too…

  • Nea

    To be fair, until recently he kinda wasn’t. He hasn’t faced actual legal consequences for cheating on his wife or what he did to his sisters.

  • Suzanne Harper Titkemeyer

    Looks kind of like what happened to O.J. Simpson, they could not get him convicted of murder, but they could on different things. So away he went to prison, just not for murder.

  • persephone

    OMG, your last paragraph. I know that happens, but it still is a smack upside the head sometimes.

  • Mimc

    That’s likely. They are the type on the hospital dramas too. But also very hard to fake since they involve stopping breathing and convulsing every part of your body at once.

  • Astrin Ymris

    There was a case in my state recently in which a son went to the police and told them that he hadn’t seen his adopted sister for nearly two years. The parents claimed that they’d let her go live with her supposed biological grandmother, whom they didn’t have a full name for or any contact info for. The police couldn’t find a body at that time, so the prosecutor charged them with welfare fraud, because the couple had continued accepting hundreds of dollars of government checks every month for her care, despite the fact the child wasn’t living with them any longer.

    Eventually, the adoptive father cracked and led the police to the poor girl’s body, so a murder case could be made. The mother got LWOPPed for first degree murder, while the father got 33 years for a second degree murder conviction.