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Former AEHI CEO Don Gillispie

Former AEHI CEO Don Gillispie
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Saturday, November 15, 2014

Finally, The Moment We've All Been Waiting For: Indictments! Fourteen Counts! Federal Jury Trial January 13!

Just as the Dude was finishing up a three1-beer Friday lunch, he looked down at his phone to see multiple messages from friends2 alerting him to this long-overdue news:  Former AEHI CEO Don Gillispie and Former Key Senior Executive Jennifer Ransom were indicted (indicted!) on multiple federal criminal charges!  Whoa!
Finally.   Frankly, the Dude was wondering just what the hell someone would have to do to get Federal charges filed against them.  Besides speeding, that is.
Today, the Dude was able to review the full 22-page indictment (indictment!), which lists fourteen counts, including securities fraud, wire fraud, conspiracy to defraud the U.S., subscribing a false tax return, aiding and assisting in the preparation of a false tax return, false statements, and failure to signal a lane change3.

Apparently, Don's arraignment (arraignment!) was at 2:30 on Friday the 14th, but no one4 had enough advance notice to be able to get pics of the perp walk (if there even was one).  Jennifer Ransom's arraignment is November 25, and they are both scheduled for trial on January 13.  Apparently poor little Don whined about not having enough money (!) and got himself a public defender to boot.  Here is a screen shot of the docket report from PACER as of this morning:

Of note is the fact that the Government thought Gillispie enough of a flight risk to file a motion for detention (with an exhibit showing he had plans to hightail it to Taiwan) until the January trial.  Apparently, the defense was able to persuade the judge and Don got out- for now.   (If you see a Maserati or Ford Compensator Pickup lurking in the cell phone lane at the Boise Airport, call the FBI)

Documents:  Indictment (!)  Motion for Detention   Exhibit to Motion for Detention

1.  Estimated quantity.  May include whiskey. Details are sketchy after the news broke.
2.  Yes, He has some.
3.  The lane-signal charge may be artistic license.
4.  Of the Dude's few friends.


  1. If he is going to Asia, he better bring Jennifer along. She was a big hit last time!

  2. I wonder how Labrador feels about all this.

  3. Apparently the Payette County Commissioners-- in particular the most enlightened one of all-- Larry Church, is ready to have AEHI start construction! No, you CAN'T make this stuff up!!! Watch for your entertainment amusement: