Plaintiff Carolyne Morgan’s attorney, Anthony Seijas states in court papers that the defendants ignored the judge’s directive and showed inaction. “These documents unequivocally illustrate a complete failure to honor the judicial process, which is never more egregious then when embodied in an attempt to mislead the Court through the willful violation of a standing order.”
Judge Peter Buchsbaum ordered all of the money from the sale of Florence 115 into the escrow account of Samuel Feldman, Parra’s attorney. Despite the order, the funds have never been put with Feldman, according to the motion.
The documents state Mathis Kreig is the owner of Florence, and purchased the mare “from Dr. Cesar Parra” for $236,000.* The contract bears both men’s signatures.
Despite the fact that Parra sold the horse to Kreig, the motion states that the defendants represent the mare sold to another buyer – for less money. “On May 10, 2012, Defendants’ counsel, Mr. Feldman, responded via email to Plaintiff’s inquiries and admitted to selling Florence but only for 100,000 euro [$131,000*] pursuant to a January 25, 2012 contract with Stephanie Trappe, an employee of Dr. Parra’s agent / friend, Arnd Erben.”
However, documents state when Erben was confronted about the sale, he admitted the Trappe sale never took place, and gave up the real information about the Kreig sale.
Seijas is asking the judge to order the defendants to deposit $236,000* into the court’s escrow account plus attorney fees and costs. He has also asked for Parra to be penalized 1% for every day that the money is not deposited with the clerk.
The judge could rule on the motion before the end of the month.
*Rate My Horse PRO has converted the euro into dollar figures. The dollar amounts are approximate based on today’s conversion rate of 1 euro = $1.31. According to historical data, when the horses were purchased the conversion rate was approximately 1 euro = $1.46.