Judge Sets Criminal Contempt Hearing for Bellaire Bridge Owner

U.S. District Judge Algenon L. Marbley Tuesday scheduled a criminal contempt hearing for Bellaire Bridge owner Lee Chaklos for Sept. 10 after learning Chaklos failed to disclose to the court that there are three liens existing against the bridge totalling $1.5 million, according to attorney Dan Guida, who represented the city of Benwood at a mediation hearing before Marbley today.

Chaklos said he was “not at liberty to say anything about the case,” and referred all comment to Benwood officials.

Guida said Chaklos and his attorney, Jeremy Domozick of Virginia Beach, Va, were present at today’s mediation hearing, which he noted lasted more than three hours.

Also representing Benwood were Mayor Ed Kuca, Police Chief Frank Longwell and City Attorney Eric Gordon.

More details in tomorrow’s editions of The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register.

Judge Sets Criminal Contempt Hearing for Bellaire Bridge Owner

U.S. District Judge Algenon L. Marbley Tuesday scheduled a criminal contempt hearing for Bellaire Bridge owner Lee Chaklos for Sept. 10 after learning Chaklos failed to disclose to the court that there are three liens existing against the bridge totalling $1.5 million, according to attorney Dan Guida, who represented the city of Benwood at a mediation hearing before Marbley today.

Chaklos said he was “not at liberty to say anything about the case,” and referred all comment to Benwood officials.

Guida said Chaklos and his attorney, Jeremy Domozick of Virginia Beach, Va, were present at today’s mediation hearing, which he noted lasted more than three hours.

Also representing Benwood were Mayor Ed Kuca, Police Chief Frank Longwell and City Attorney Eric Gordon.

More details in tomorrow’s editions of The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register.