SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Litigation Release No. 16994 / May 10, 2001
SEC v. Charles R. Homa, Michael Gause, et al., Civil Action No. 99 CV 6895 (N.D.Ill. October 15, 1999)
The Commission announced that on May 4, 2001, the Hon. Ronald A. Guzman, United States District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois, authorized the issuance of a writ of attachment against Terry A. Lurie of Naples, Florida. Lurie, who is not a defendant in the Commission's enforcement action, had been found by Judge Guzman on March 22, 2001, to be in civil contempt of court and had been ordered to pay $13,449 to the court-appointed Receiver. As of May 4, 2001, Lurie had failed to pay, and the writ of attachment directs the United States Marshals Service to detain Lurie and transport him to Chicago to appear before Judge Guzman. Lurie is an attorney who assisted one of the defendants in the Commission's case, John M. Carlson, in violating the Court's asset freeze order. Previously, on November 7, 2000, Judge Guzman found that Carlson had acted in civil contempt and ordered him to pay $20,352 to the Receiver.
On March 8, 2001, Judge Guzman also found Defendant Charles E. Dickerson in civil contempt for violating the asset freeze order entered against him. Dickerson has been ordered to pay $25,720 to the court-appointed Receiver as a result of his contemptuous conduct.http://www.sec.gov/litigation/litreleases/lr16994.htm