A Federal Judge Found Andre Bouchard Guilty of Diverting “$44 Million in Undocumented Fees”

He Permitted His Former Employer to Bilk a Company: NOW What Will Delaware Do?

Now that the federal judge has found Chancery Court Chancellor Andre Bouchard guilty of ordering “$44 Million in undocumented fees” to his former employer, Skadden Arps, what will America’s First State do about this?

Will Delaware’s Good Old Boys circle the wagon to protect the outgoing Chancellor? Or will they investigate and rebuke? As 1,000 Citizens signed an anti-corruption petition asking our State to do?

How will Delaware handle this? Does he get fined over this? Does the $44 million get returned? What happens now that we know this money will not be available for the company and its employees? …but instead went to fund Bob Pincus’ purchase of Soccer Star Wanye Rooney’s luxury apartment in D.C.?!

Is it just, “Sorry, now we know our Chancellor is corrupt and ruined 5,000 workers’ lives for over 5 years, but we have no interest in policing our own?!” Tell your elected officials something must be done about this new “undocumented fee” finding to restore integrity to the courts, folks!

In my opinion, the words “undocumented fees” spoken by a Federal Judge, means Billing Fraud and Theft: Robert Pincus, Andy Bouchard, Leo Strine and Jennifer Voss. Will they ever be brought to Justice?

Please send in your feedback on this, folks. I’m curious to know what you think should be done!

Respectfully Yours,

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TransPerfect owner sees federal court ruling as victory
By Doug Rainey

April 20, 2021

The owner of TransPerfect said a federal court decision marked a victory in a suit against Chancellor Andre Bouchard.

A Delaware U.S. District Court ruling stopped short of intervening in the suit filed by TransPerfect owner Philip Shawe.
In another development, Bouchard issued a discharge order for the custodian appointed to supervise the sale of the company.
“We consider the ruling a victory in that the Federal Court found Chancellor Bouchard ordered TransPerfect to pay ‘$44 million in undocumented fees’ to his former law firm. It also put Bouchard and the Chancery Court on notice, which will help prevent future violations of civil rights,” TransPerfect owner Shawe said.
Martin Russo, lead attorney for Shawe remained critical of Bouchard: “The chancellor and his highly paid lawyers orchestrated the reversal of the offending order to game the system and avoid the finding of unconstitutionality in federal court. It is a clear admission of the inequity that was imposed upon TransPerfect and Mr. Shawe,”
The long-running case came after the 50-50 owners of the business services company, Shawe and Elizabeth Elting could not agree on a sale and the matter ended up before Chancery Court.
Bouchard appointed a custodian for the company who determined that Shawe should buy out Elting.
Shawe has been critical of the Chancellor and custodian’s actions throughout the process filed suit over what he viewed as a lack of details in billing for services performed by the custodian. Other suits were filed.
Also surfacing during the sale process was Citizens for a Pro-Business Delaware, an organization that called for reforms to the judicial system and demanded the appointment of a Black chancellor to succeed Bouchard.
Bouchard is retiring as Chancellor on April 30.

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.