WIN SOME, LOSE SOME

And the yo-yo plans to appeal even that, since the only action for which the jury found him culpable was a letter he sent the IRS regarding the club's financial situation. That letter--dated in February of this year--was added to Roberts's suit just before trial, which gives Scheriff added impetus for an appeal; the fact that the IRS doesn't appreciate its confidential correspondence becoming legal fodder won't hurt his case, either.

Perhaps Roberts and the DAC board that has backed him so far will come to their senses before December, when Roberts's defamation suit against longtime DAC member Bill Dews, who wrote fellow club members about his concerns with the colonel's management, is scheduled for trial--with real lawyers representing the defendant. In the meantime, both Roberts and Scheriff are claiming victory. The only clear loser is the legal system, which had to put up with this Mickey Mouse Club behavior.

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