May I please ask you to open this link and read their story about "Leader" Eling's right-hand man, Cllr Richard Marshall, before you read on.....
You might think from this excellent journalism [sic] that Tricky Dicky was, somehow, the victim in all this. He was still claiming to the C*ck-Suckers that the £30,000 had been a "gift" to him and his wife! And they swallowed rather than spitting!
Of course, promiscuity is rampant amongst a number of the Sandwell Labour Councillors (excluding Cllr "One Love" Sandars lol) and Richard is alleged to be a fully paid-up member of the Sandwell Shaggers. Indeed, he himself claims to have had a "sex-only affair for 12 months" with a "lucky" lady. What a gent!
The fact is that in early 2009 Richard and his wife were deeply in debt and sought advice. But Tricky Dicky saw an opportunity to bolster his finances with a property deal at a place called T*** Farm. The vulnerable woman referred to in the Star article lent Marshall and his wife money connected with this deal including the sum of £30k on 31st May, 2009. (Remember that the Marshalls were deeply in debt at this stage). By July, 2009 the property deal was already dead in the water but it seems that Mr & Mrs Marshall just blew the £30k anyway as they were soon back in debt.
The victim saw the people who owned the farm and realised that the property deal was never really a serious proposition. The Marshalls would not repay her and she started Court proceedings.
It should be remembered too that at this stage Marshall had come under the patronage of the former Labour Leader, the late Smethwick Scumbag Darren Cooper. He seems to have shared Cooper's penchant for bullshit and fighting everything until the bitter end. He claimed in the High Court that the £30k was a "gift" and he and his wife made a whole series of scurrilous and vicious allegations about their victim. But what The Star failed to mention is that, having fought all the way, the Marshalls caved in at the 11th hour and accepted a consent order for repayment of the £30k plus interest and substantial costs. It lies ill in his mouth, therefore, to brag to The C*ck-Suckers about his version of events when he had capitulated totally rather than face examination in Court! One has to question the gutter journalism of Cooper arse-licker Keith Harrison's so-called "journalists" who did not see fit to report the other side of the story.
Marshall was a jobbing builder before becoming a Councillor. Everything was "cash in hand" or as Tricky Dicky put it, "it was not my practice to give written invoices to clients"! Despite his debts he could afford to keep a horse!
Many building supply firms apparently refused him credit and Travis Perkins obtained a County Court Judgment against him. Whilst farcically fighting the court case over the debt he couldn't even afford to pay his own solicitors who apparently took a charge on his house! In 2016 he was overdrawn at the bank and had substantial credit card debts. Even before his bankruptcy he was, curiously, having his generous allowance from Sandwell Council paid into his wife's account although she too has three recent CCJ's against her name (I mention this as she was specifically a defendant in the High Court case and totally supported Richard's allegations.)
Regular readers will recall that following the Private Eye expose that a Sandwell Councillor had been taken to Court for non-payment of, er, Council Tax, Tricky Dicky initially denied to The Skidder that it was him but we were able to exclusively reveal that it was indeed he. Mysteriously, a number of councillors allege that Darren Cooper lent him the money to repay the tax. The late Scumbag was not known for his altruism and, if this is true, one can only imagine what quid pro quo Dazza demanded!
Of course, Marshall is now a bankrupt. He claims that he offered his resignation from "the Cabinet" but that the comrades wouldn't hear of it. Maybe they ought to take a look at the High Court papers and review that decision......
Some Labour supporters attacked me for disclosing Richard's bankruptcy and claim that it has no bearing on his position as a Cabinet member. The truth is that has been unable to manage his financial affairs properly since, at least, 2009 and yet he has influence over multi-million pound budgets. Is that a good thing, I wonder - especially in a Council under Jan Britton that has been mired in corruption and is totally dysfunctional? With his background as a jobbing builder he seems to have also become the Council "expert" on renovation projects. He was deeply involved in the contracts surrounding Lightwoods Park and is now heavily engaged in the Chance Glass project - and The Skidder is hearing all sorts of very "odd" things about that huge property deal. There is no allegation of impropriety concerning Marshall's involvement in these projects but is he really the right man to be engaging with large scale property developments?
So what do you get for ripping off a widow, attempting to trash her reputation, running up large debts, becoming subject to County Court judgments, failing - as a Council Cabinet member - to pay one's Council tax and then becoming bankrupt? You get invited to tea with our ludicrous f*cking "royals"! Trebles all round!
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