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Express Grain's president John Coleman missing from deposition

Thursday, February 17, 2022, 7:58 pm News Flash Archive

Attempts to serve a deposition notice on John Coleman, president of Express Grain, apparently were unsuccessful.

Mr. Coleman was supposed to be deposed on February 15 by Kristina M. Johnson, an attorney representing the Bank of Commerce and First South Farm Credit, ACA, two banks that loaned money to farmers and cannot be repaid because the farmers were not paid for their grain by Express Grain.

In addition, UMB Bank, Macquarie, and StoneX, the three biggest creditors in the case, announced they also would depose Mr. Coleman at the same time and place.

But Mr. Coleman could not be served. The process server, Craig Wells of Brandon, reported that Mr. Coleman was "out of town/state." This information he stated was obtained from Dr. Michael Coleman, who was successfully served his subpoena.

According to Mr. Wells' notations, he tried to serve John Coleman on Sunday, February 6, at 12:50 pm at his home on Robert E Lee Drive. There was "no answer," although he observed a Toyota 4-Runner and the garage door was open. He also reported observing "movement in house as I pulled in." He reported that he had a "ring video doorbell."

At 2 pm the same day, Mr. Wells reported that there was "no answer," although the vehicle was gone and the garage doors were closed. The same thing happened at 3 pm.

On February 7, at 12:35 there was still "no answer."

Mr. Wells concluded that while serving Dr. Michael Coleman, Dr. Coleman informed him that "his son" was "out of town/state attempted [sic] to locate a buyer."

The Notice of Deposition, along with the process server's report that it could not be served, may be seen here: Subpoena and return for John Coleman

John Pittman Hey
The Taxpayers Channel

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