Justice Prevails: Details About TransPerfect CEO Phil Shawe’s Long- and Hard-Fought Victory

Over Andre Bouchard as the Delaware Supreme Court Vacates Contempt and Sanctions

Justice Prevails: Going Deeper Into TransPerfect CEO Phil Shawe’s Long- and Hard-Fought Victory Over Andre Bouchard as the Delaware Supreme Court Vacates Contempt and Sanctions


Dear Friends,

Thank all of you for your feedback on my recent column regarding TransPerfect’s and its CEO Phil Shawe’s recent victory over what I view as “corruption in plain sight” by Andre Bouchard. It really restores my faith in Delaware, to see some level of justice finally prevail.

To simplify what happened, because this is America…

Andre Bouchard couldn’t simply steal Shawe’s company and give it to his lawyer and private equity friends without fabricating a ridiculous story. So against the testimony of 10 witnesses live, plus over 100 affidavits explaining that Shawe was a great manager and a Steve Jobs’ type…

Bouchard plowed ahead and seized the company for 3 years and installed his friends… a Putin-like move, designed to steal the company to make his pals rich, folks.

But seizing it wasn’t enough. He had to 1) order a “fair auction” and 2) make Shawe unable to get financing. In my opinion, he wrote lie after lie after lie — attempting to fraudulently trash Shawe’s reputation — so Bouchard lawyers and private equity companies could steal the company, offshore the jobs, and flip it — potentially making $500 million for the judge’s pals.

However, Bouchard got caught with his hand in the cookie jar. And thanks to the freedom of the press, a bright light was shined on his treachery and abuse of power — and both Bouchard and Leo Strine were forced to resign over allegations of corruption.

They destroyed the lives of many employees for nearly a decade, but justice has eventually prevailed.

Thanks again for your feedback. Please share any feedback you have about this, and I will include it in my feedback column this week. Finally, some justice!

Forever Delaware,
Judson Bennet–Coastal Network

About Judson Bennett

Captain A. Judson Bennett was a life- long resident of Lewes, DE. He served the maritime industry for 33 years, primarily as a Delaware River Pilot, guiding large ships to the Port of Philadelphia. Captain Bennett has been an active and consistent entrepreneur over the years.

He was elected as a Lewes City Councilman for 6 years. Afterwards he ran for the Sussex County Council as a Republican, and with 20 thousand people voting, lost Delaware’s closest election by 3 votes to an 8 year incumbent. Abandoning his personal political ambitions, he became the Republican District leader, advocating conservative values. Captain Bennett became a lobbyist in the state legislature advocating among many ideas, financial literacy concepts in education. He managed several political campaigns, including one for Governor of Delaware and one for the US Senate against VP Joe Biden. He is now the owner, operator, and writer for the Coastal Network which communicates regularly with over 6000 people throughout the State of Delaware.

Captain Bennett is a graduate of St. Andrew’s School in Middletown, DE (where the movie “The Dead Poet’s Society was filmed) and also graduated “Magna Cum Laude” from the University of Delaware with a BA in Criminal Justice and an MA in Liberal Studies.

He is now a Widower, living in West Palm Beach, Florida. Captain Bennett has one son, three grandchildren, and one great grand-daughter, all who live in Richmond, Virginia.