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Offline asian1

McEwen in Jeopardy?
« on: July 28, 2003, 02:04:22 PM »
Hello
According to Mr Fleecy Moss answer on PolarBoing.Com,
Mr McEwen cann't attend AmiWest because the security
of his family is in Jeopardy.

Any idea about this Jeopardy? Is this REAL or
just a "smoke screen", similar to explanation
about Amiga Inc's phone and fax problem in 2002?

There are rumors in Netherland that several drug
lords are using Venture Capitals companies for
money laundering. Is this rumor related to
the Jeopardy?
 

Offline Vincent

Re: McEwen in Jeopardy?
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2003, 02:10:37 PM »
Last I heard was that he had a court date for the same day as AmiWest.  Everyone (A.Inc and the relevent people) knew months before that he had this court date and everyone also knew that he didn't have to be at court so he wasn't going to be there.

Some people are saying one thing and other people are saying another, now the same people are changing their story.

It's difficult who to believe.
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Offline alx

Re: McEwen in Jeopardy?
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2003, 02:10:45 PM »
Where's that answer?  I remember hearing that on the UGN stream, and tekmage seemed a bit confused.  Didn't MikeB say something a bit like that as well? :-?

From A inc's previous form, I don't accept this without more evidence.

Offline T_Bone

Re: McEwen in Jeopardy?
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2003, 02:19:27 PM »
> Hello
> According to Mr Fleecy Moss answer on PolarBoing.Com,
> Mr McEwen cann't attend AmiWest because the security
> of his family is in Jeopardy.

Physical security or financial security?

I don't believe it, if it's true I would have called the police, and wouldn't even have mentioned it to anyone. Anyway how is staying home safer than being at a public event?
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Offline asian1

Re: McEwen in Jeopardy?
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2003, 03:38:00 PM »
>Where is the message

Perhaps you can go to http://www.ann.lu and search
for post by Nicomen/N. Mendez.

Someone in http://os.amiga.com said that McEwen
receive death threat to his family if he attend
AmiWest. IF THIS IS TRUE, perhaps he can hire
bodyguards or contact local police.

If he is too afraid to leave his house or his
family, how can he work/function as Amiga
Inc's CEO/Director/leader?
 

Offline T_Bone

Re: McEwen in Jeopardy?
« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2003, 03:51:55 PM »
> IF THIS IS TRUE, perhaps he can hire
> bodyguards or contact local police.

Perhaps? Of course the police should be contacted.

> If he is too afraid to leave his house or his
> family, how can he work/function as Amiga
> Inc's CEO/Director/leader?

Well, considering they have no offices, would it make any difference?
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Offline asian1

Re: McEwen in Jeopardy?
« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2003, 05:09:32 PM »
Hello
Several people have doubt about McEwen family.
On last year interview with Microsoft, Mr McEwen
mention his son.

Search key: "Bill McEwen" "my son" Microsoft
on google.

Is this dead threat a real threat?
 

Offline T_Bone

Re: McEwen in Jeopardy?
« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2003, 05:37:37 PM »
> Is this dead threat a real threat?

who knows?

There was another rumor floating around that Bill was trying to raise funds for the trip, and couldn't afford it. I don't know what to believe.
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Offline strobe

Re: McEwen in Jeopardy?
« Reply #8 on: July 30, 2003, 01:52:31 AM »
Yea, and his phones were war-dialed too!

(Ugh, not this #### again)

I'll take dying bankrupt companies for 400 Alex...
 

Offline asian1

Re: McEwen in Jeopardy?
« Reply #9 on: July 30, 2003, 11:58:33 AM »
Hello
I have 5 predictions about the REAL situation and
I hope NONE is correct:

1. Mr McEwen try to avoid going to the court and
cite security reason to the judge and Amiga
community.

2. Mr McEwen is under great stress and afraid
to go out of his house. He suffer a paranoia
and afraid someone may try to kill him or
his family. This person is actually DOES NOT
EXIST.

3. Mr McEwen borrow money from loansharks or
mob related investors. Perhaps the mobs are
sending debt collectors to terror him.

4. A Really CRAZY Guy is stalking Mr McEwen
and other Amiga Inc employee to get data for
extortion or his website.

5. Mr McEwen had  run away to Bermuda,
Mexico or other countries with Amiga Inc' money.

The above are only prediction / imagination,
and I hope NONE is correct.
Can Mr McEwen and Mr Fleecy Moss clarify / explain
about the Jeopardy?
How long will Mr McEwen hide from the community?
 

Offline Billsey

Re: McEwen in Jeopardy?
« Reply #10 on: July 30, 2003, 12:52:55 PM »
You know, I don't have any idea why Bill is “in hiding” as some here put it. What I find particularly sad is the manner in which the community has treated him; and particularly the fact that they just can't understand why he doesn't seem to want to be around them. It's like a mugger who can't understand why people stay away from them.
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Offline FarQuad

Re: McEwen in Jeopardy?
« Reply #11 on: July 30, 2003, 01:20:19 PM »
Technically everything that McEwen has *is* in jeopardy, because he had another court date on Friday for yet another pissed off, unpaid employee (Matt Fontenot).

If he showed up, he will only have stated "we have no money, but real soon now" (like he has with every single case so far that has gone to trial).  If he didn't, Matt will have gotten a default judgment against Amiga Inc for the full amount.

So.... In a very real way, McEwen's livelyhood (and that of his family -- even if that's just his wife) *is* in jeopardy.  Their "lives" are not in jeopardy however, so this is yet another situation where it'd probably just be best if "Fleecy" either shut up, or told the truth.
......
 

Offline DaveP

Re: McEwen in Jeopardy?
« Reply #12 on: July 30, 2003, 02:36:15 PM »
Frankly none of you know diddly about the situation, its veracity or not. I agree with Billsey.

I have discovered that a few high profile Amiga Inc people **have** called in the police. AFAIR it was the police who advised him not to attend in the first damn place and this was explained to me LONG before you guys even started discussing it or a public announcement was made.

I was on #morphos yesterday and Bill Buck was relaying something about Bill McE's state of health being quite poor now. Not bloody surprising all the stress he is under.

Now you might not agree with him, or what he has done, but you can sure as hell hold fire and let the appropriate authorities deal with it like they are supposed to ( legal system ) and stop jeering from the sidelines like Life Of Brian extras.

In fact that more I find out about the situation ( through Rich and a few others who know and have done their homework ) the more I feel sorry for the whole bloody lot of them. That includes Fontenot, Peck, McEwen and Peake.

There is no reason why you should take what I am saying as primary, secondary or as any kind of truth just accept there might be an alternative reason these things are going on and that you might one day regret piling on reams of cyberscorn.

The people that work for Amiga Inc are very very bright people, they may not be business geniuses by a long way but there is an awful lot of this that is not of their own making from what I have found out. I suggest you all put in some internet hours investigating it for yourselves rather than just what you get spoon fed by Rich. You might be surprised at what you come across. I was.

Sure its good to be a cynic, but sometimes you have to consider all the alternatives - not just the negative ones.
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Offline Siggy

Re: McEwen in Jeopardy?
« Reply #13 on: July 30, 2003, 09:30:13 PM »
When I saw the title of this thread the first thing that popped into my head was:


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Offline meerschaum

Re: McEwen in Jeopardy?
« Reply #14 on: July 30, 2003, 10:10:13 PM »
I agree with you DaveP for the most part... I think making it personal against Amiga.inc people is wrong,  his family/life/etc is none of our business. I for one dont like Amiga.inc but it by no means says I have anything against the people of Amiga.inc... I wish them well and if Bill McEwan is in bad health I hope this Amiga.inc fiasco gets put behind him and he moves on to greener pastures and prospers... or he finds a way to turn his lot with Amiga.inc around somehow... I for one think this 'personal' crap is sick and should stop right now... supposition/lies/innuendo/etc ... if even one part of it turns out to be bogus it relinquishes your credibility and makes ya look stupid...thats why all in all its best to stick to the facts and not get personal.

I do have to edit my post...as I've seen Gary's and it sheds some light for me... he definitly COULD have made a phone appearance... he CHOSE not to do that... that makes it looks pretty BAD for them.