New Orleans Saints’ Drew Brees Sues Former Teammate For False Tax Credits

New Orleans Saints' Drew Brees Sues Former Teammate For False Tax CreditsDrew Brees, who just recently sued a former teammate, found out the hard way that you have to be careful trusting others with your money.


The New Orleans Saints superstar has taken legal action against Kevin Houser, as the former long snapper and teammate of Brees allegedly advised the quarterback to invest $160,000 in false tax credits, according to Michael Kunzelman of the Associated Press:

The suit filed on Brees’ behalf in federal court claims former Saints long snapper Kevin Houser, a licensed securities broker, mishandled the star quarterback’s money and failed to disclose his own financial interests in the investments he was promoting.

‘Joint lawsuit’

It seems Brees was reluctant to take his former colleague to court, because he was one of the last to add his name to a joint lawsuit that includes teammates and coaches who reportedly invested about “$2 million to buy nonexistent tax credits from a defunct movie studio.”

Brees, according to his lawyer Daniel Becnel Jr., wanted to settle this away from the courtroom, but decided in the end to sue the 35-year-old who was an active member of the Saints from 2000-07.

Have you ever been financially duped by a friend? Was Drew Brees right in suing Kevin Houser?

Source: Gabe Zaldivar, Bleacher Report

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Judge Grants Taxpayer-Funded Sex Change To Murder Convict

A federal judge on Tuesday ordered state prison officials to provide a taxpayer-funded sex-reassignment surgery to a transgender inmate serving life in prison for murder.

U.S. District Judge Mark Wolf ruled in the case of Michelle Kosilek, who was born as a man but has received hormone treatments and lives as a woman in an all-male prison. Robert Kosilek was convicted of murder in the killing of his wife in 1990. Wolf is believed to be the first federal judge to order prison officials to provide the surgery for a transgender inmate.

Kosilek first sued the Massachusetts Department of Correction 12 years ago. Two years later, Wolf ruled that Kosilek was entitled to treatment for gender-identity disorder, but stopped short of ordering surgery. Kosilek sued again in 2005, arguing that the surgery is a medical necessity. In his ruling Tuesday, Wolf found that surgery is the “only adequate treatment” for Kosilek’s “serious medical need.”

Prison officials have repeatedly cited security risks in the case, saying that allowing her to have the surgery would make her a target for sexual assaults by other inmates. But Wolf found that the DOC’s security concerns are “either pretextual or can be dealt with by the DOC.” He said it is up to prison officials to decide how and where to house Kosilek after the surgery.

Did Judge Mark Wolf make the right decision in granting Michelle Kosilek a taxpayer-funded sex change? Feel free to air out your opinions via the comment box below!

Source: Yahoo News

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