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Default Real Reason for Latest Lawsuit against Polgar and Truong in Texas

Real Reason for Latest Lawsuit against Polgar and Truong in Texas

It is now apparent that this latest suit by the USCF against Susan
Polgar and Paul Truong is NOT directly related to my suit against
them. Rather, it is because Polgar posted on her Chess Discussion
website embarrassing letters that Bill Goichberg and Bill Hall
received from Hanon Russell on June 7 and 8 and on July 18 and 30,
2008, in which Hanon suggested that he will stop paying the $150,000
he pays annually to the USCF for its books and equipment business and
he strongly disputes the $85,000 the USCF says he owes. These letters
indicate that the financial statements prepared by the USCF are false
and fraudulent.

http://www.chessdiscussion.com/phpBB...php?f=4&t=1240
http://www.chessdiscussion.com/phpBB...php?f=4&t=1375
http://main.uschess.org/forums/viewt...=7578&start=15

The June 7-8 letters suggested that if the USCF goes through with the
Goichberg Plan to stop mailing printed copies of Chess Life and Chess
Life for Kids magazines to the regular adult and scholastic members,
then Hanon Russell will stop paying the $150,000 per year he agreed to
pay primarily for ads in those magazines.

The July 18 and 30, 2008 letters from Hanon Russell to Bill Goichberg
and Bill Hall concern the fact that the USCF is carrying on its
financial statement an $85,000 accounts receivable from Hanon Russell.
However, Hanon Russell states "we dispute and deny liability for any
alleged amount owed other than the $14,000" he previously agreed to
pay off in monthly installments of $1000 per month.

Now, it seems clear that the USCF is suing Polgar and Truong for
posting these confidential letters on their website. However, Polgar
and Truong had a right and indeed an obligation to post these letters.
The members and especially the delegates and alternates need to know
that if the Goichberg Plan is passed in which regular members of the
USCF will no longer receive a magazine in the mail, then Hanon Russell
will likely stop paying the $150,000 per year. Also, the members,
delegates and alternates have a right to know that the USCF is
overstating its financial condition by claiming as an “account
receivable” an amount of $85,000 that is disputed and is unlikely to
be received.

The lawsuit filed in Lubbock Texas states:

“The U.S. Chess Federation, Inc., a nonprofit club based in Illinois,
wants to determine if chess celebrity Susan Polgar and her husband,
Paul Truong, leaked confidential e-mails from the club's executive
board sometime in June, according to court records.”

http://www.lubbockonline.com/stories...l#mdw-comments

If the USCF under Bill Goichberg and Bill Hall is going to court to
stop the membership from finding out about these things, they have
passed beyond the boundary of impropriety and into the area of
illegality.

Sam Sloan
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samsloan wrote:
Real Reason for Latest Lawsuit against Polgar and Truong in Texas

It is now apparent that this latest suit by the USCF against Susan
Polgar and Paul Truong is NOT directly related to my suit against
them. Rather, it is because Polgar posted on her Chess Discussion
website embarrassing letters that Bill Goichberg and Bill Hall
received from Hanon Russell on June 7 and 8 and on July 18 and 30,
2008, in which Hanon suggested that he will stop paying the $150,000
he pays annually to the USCF for its books and equipment business and
he strongly disputes the $85,000 the USCF says he owes. These letters
indicate that the financial statements prepared by the USCF are false
and fraudulent.

http://www.chessdiscussion.com/phpBB...php?f=4&t=1240
http://www.chessdiscussion.com/phpBB...php?f=4&t=1375
http://main.uschess.org/forums/viewt...=7578&start=15

The June 7-8 letters suggested that if the USCF goes through with the
Goichberg Plan to stop mailing printed copies of Chess Life and Chess
Life for Kids magazines to the regular adult and scholastic members,
then Hanon Russell will stop paying the $150,000 per year he agreed to
pay primarily for ads in those magazines.

The July 18 and 30, 2008 letters from Hanon Russell to Bill Goichberg
and Bill Hall concern the fact that the USCF is carrying on its
financial statement an $85,000 accounts receivable from Hanon Russell.
However, Hanon Russell states "we dispute and deny liability for any
alleged amount owed other than the $14,000" he previously agreed to
pay off in monthly installments of $1000 per month.

Now, it seems clear that the USCF is suing Polgar and Truong for
posting these confidential letters on their website. However, Polgar
and Truong had a right and indeed an obligation to post these letters.
The members and especially the delegates and alternates need to know
that if the Goichberg Plan is passed in which regular members of the
USCF will no longer receive a magazine in the mail, then Hanon Russell
will likely stop paying the $150,000 per year. Also, the members,
delegates and alternates have a right to know that the USCF is
overstating its financial condition by claiming as an �account
receivable� an amount of $85,000 that is disputed and is unlikely to
be received.

The lawsuit filed in Lubbock Texas states:

�The U.S. Chess Federation, Inc., a nonprofit club based in Illinois,
wants to determine if chess celebrity Susan Polgar and her husband,
Paul Truong, leaked confidential e-mails from the club's executive
board sometime in June, according to court records.�

http://www.lubbockonline.com/stories...l#mdw-comments

If the USCF under Bill Goichberg and Bill Hall is going to court to
stop the membership from finding out about these things, they have
passed beyond the boundary of impropriety and into the area of
illegality.

Sam Sloan



Has anyone bothered to notice that Sloan's "conclusions" about the
latest lawsuit are sheer speculation? I'd like to see actual
_evidence_ that it has something to do with the Russell dispute, as
opposed to inventions by a serial fabulist.
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