On August 4, 2017, the State Attorney’s office filed further charges against Ron Clark Ball.
All of the (rolling) charges stem from the allegations by Rhea Kessler that Ron Clark Ball established the Kessler Fund LLC without her consent and conducted numerous transactions that constitute racketeering charges, according to Russ Edgar, Assistant State Attorney for the First Judicial Circuit.
Although, the NOKA WORLD ENERGY OPERATING AGREEMENT and the KESSLER FUND LLC OPERATING AGREEMENT establish the partnership of Ron Clark Ball and Rhea Kessler and was notarized on several different pages by Marisa Ladner, a former bank employee, familiar to and who knows Rhea Kessler, it is improbable that a fraud was perpetrated misrepresenting the authentic Ms. Kessler, to Ms. Ladner who is an experienced fraud investigator in financial industry. After speaking with Ms. Ladner today, personally, I have no doubt that the signature on the operating agreements is legitimate. It must be noted, however, Ms. Ladner was skeptical of speaking to me regarding this situation. She informed me that she had already been subpoenaed by the State Attorney and provided testimony establishing that while she did not remember the specific document, she knew Ms. Kessler personally and her stamp being on the document was a testament to authenticity, in regards to her participation in this business agreement.
Here are 3 separate instances that would be felonies individually. Ms. Ladner testified that her stamp authenticates the document. Ms. Kessler asserts she did not sign them. Examining the 3 signatures, there is no sign of a stamp-like replication of Ms. Kessler’s signature; there are similarities that are consistent over all pages but maintain individual uniqueness. There is no apparent signs of cutting/pasting or other digital means of altering this agreement.
If Ms. Ladner is not a party to the racketeering case, there is no evidencethat there is wrong doing perpetrated by Mr. Ball. Ms. Ladner is the point of proof that authenticates the agreement which is documented proof of Ms. Kessler’s incorrect accusations. Ms. Kessler and Mr. Ball’s dispute is strictly civil in nature and, in fact, not criminal ,as there was no furtherance of a criminal enterprise. This is classic legal bootstrapping, an attempt to gainjurisdictionover a non-jurisdictionalmatter by itscircuitous relationship to a jurisdictionalmatter.
This is a civil suit all week long and twice on Sunday. Ms. Kessler has been allowed to bootstrap a criminal case onto her civil case, to allow for the state to expend the resources to find assets, she believes, are hidden. This is evident in Ms. Kessler’s attempt to have Mr. Ball waive ALL DISCOVERY in his cases. Waiving discovery would allow them (the SAO & Ms. Kessler, respectively in differing cases) to get evidence admitted without turning it over for Mr. Ball first to authenticate, defend or challenge.
The very nature of this entire case is discounted in the statement by the notary public who validates the integrity of the agreements legally entered into by Mr. Ball and Ms. Kessler. This case amounts to barratry, which is creating legal business by creating or instigating disputes and quarrels, typically thought to benefit the counsel seeking fees, ie the civil representation by Ms. Kessler.