Arkansas Business' 25 Great Whispers (25th Anniversary)

by Arkansas Business Staff  on Monday, Mar. 23, 2009 12:00 am  

Except for one thing ...

Before he lost his law license, Moser provided legal services to several agricultural operators in Lonoke County, including – you guessed it – Pool Fish Distributors.

Moser's clients do have a habit of finding themselves under federal scrutiny. (Just ask Little Rock lawyer Ted Skokos.) But how the trail led from Michigan to Lonoke is unknown.

Ronnie Pool, president of Pool Fish Distributors, didn't answer the phone when we tried (and tried) to call.

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Last year, CPA Lance Talkington and attorney Theodore C. "Teddy" Skokos Jr. wouldn't tell Arkansas Business where they maintained their legal residences.

But the lawsuit filed in Pulaski County Circuit Court by an irate investor in their U.S. Virgin Islands company has made them more forthcoming.

In a response to the lawsuit, which claims they misled a Florida man about the tax breaks he would receive, Talkington and Skokos declare themselves to be residents of the USVI.

And that means, they argue, that they can't be sued in an Arkansas state court.

Skokos said in his affidavit that he has been a resident of the USVI since 2002.

"I own residential property, am registered to vote and in fact do vote, maintain bank accounts, have my driver's license and automobile registration and file and pay all personal income taxes in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands," Skokos said in his affidavit.

Talkington had nearly the same statement in his affidavit.

Skokos apparently was still practicing law out of his Little Rock office as recently as last week. An employee at Talkington's Little Rock office said he was out of the office but wouldn't say where.

 

 

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