David C. Farmer, Successor-Trustee vs. Harmon
(Formerly Woo vs. Harmon & Nicholson vs. Harmon)
CV05-00030 DAE KSC
U.S. District Court For the District of Hawaii
Judges: David A. Ezra; Kevin S. Chang
MARY LOU WOO
Claimant & Ch. 7 Trustee in Case No. 99-04339; Signatory to Settlement Agreement.
c/o Steven Guttman, Esq.
Kessner, Duca, Umebayashi, Bain & Matsunaga
220 South King St., 19th Flr.
Honolulu, HI 96813
This witness is expected to testify as to the facts and circumstances of the settlement and the actions taken by Respondent subsequent to his signing of the Agreement, including tax-related issues. Ms. Woo is also expected to testify regarding her business, professional and personal relationships with Kamehameha Schools; Kamehameha Investment Corp.; Robert J. Faris, Esq.*, Gelber, Gelber, Ingersoll & Klevansky, (attorney for Kamehameha Investment Corp. in Peter Savio bankruptcy case - and the bankruptcy judge in the Harmon case); Gayle Lau; Curtis Ching; Yukio Takemoto; Judge David Ezra; P. Roy Catalani, Chair of Hawaii Land Use Commission*, and attorney with Rush Moore Craven Sutton Morry & Beh; Larry Mehau (Hawaii Protective Association)*; Hazel Beh (University of Hawaii)*; Michael Tanoue*; Walter Beh (Rush Moore)*; Irene Anzai (Rush Moore)* ; Susan Tius (Rush Moore); Guido Giacometti; Peter Savio; Guy Lam; Keahou-Kona Construction Corp.; Parker Ranch; Glenn Taguchi; A&B Properties; Judith Neustadter; Sterling & Miller; Sanford Murata; Charles H. Hurd; Joanne Mucha; Apollo Advisors; Century 21; Coldwell Banker; Investcorp; Glenn Taguchi; Chris Yuen; Hawaii County Planning Dept.; Norman Hayashi; Marni Herkes; Bob Herkes; Francis Oda, Group 70 International; Rockne Freitas, Chancellor, Hawaii Community College; Colbert Matsumoto; Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources; Hawaii Land Use Commission; George Ariyoshi*; John Waihee III*; John Waihee IV; Bob Lindsey; Peter Savio*; Sim Wenner; Martin Anderson; Lyn Flannigan Anzai; Hawaiian Airlines; Richard M. Kennedy; William Bergin; Bobby Cooper; W.H. Shipman Ltd.; Marsh & McLennan; Seabury & Smith; Aon Insurance; American International Group (AIG); Federal Insurance Co. (Chubb Group); International Sureties Corp; Robert Miller * (Attorney for Marsh & McLennan); St. Paul Travelers; Island Insurance Co.; Judge Kevin Chang; Jason T. Ibarra, JTI International, JTI Foundation; Donald Ibara, Copiers Hawaii, Inc.; Robin Taibbi, Island Spirit; Miller Hughes & Myhre; Jonathan Lai, Watanabe Ing & Kawashima; First Hawaiian Bank; Linda Kelly; Roy Hughes, Hughes & Taosaki; Judge Eden Elizabeth Hifo, Carol Muranaka, Gayle Lau, James B. Nicholson, David Farmer and other entities to be named after discovery. Mary Lou Woo is also expected to identify her insurance agent/broker(s), and insurance carrier(s) for her Professional Liability Insurance and Trustee Fiduciary Bond.
MARY LOU WOO, 58, of Kapolei, died March 13, 2006. Born in Johnstown, Pa. Bankruptcy trustee for the federal government. Survived by son, Victor; granddaughter, Malia; mother, Veronica Elliott; sisters, Joanne Mucha and Nancy Brunberg; companion, Vince Torricer. Private service. Arrangements by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawai'i.
NEW DISCOVERY (03/30/09): Undisclosed conflicts of interest between Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, the United States Department of Justice, Office of the U.S. Trustee, Curtis Ching, Carol Muranaka, Guido Giacometti, Susan Tius, Sukamto Sia, Bank of Honolulu, Diane Plotts, Bob Awana, Linda Lingle, Citigroup, Robert Rubin, Bill Clinton, John Waihee, Ben Cayetano, Goldman Sachs, Colbert Matsumoto, Henry Peters, Matsuo Takabuki, Richard Wong, Jeff Stone, Oswald Stender, Gerard Jervis, Lokelani Lindsey, Nathan Aipa, Colleen Wong, Louanne Kam, John Candon, Clifford Laughton, Timothy Johns, Bishop Museum, Nainoa Thompson, Mark Polivka, Judge Eden Elizabeth Hifo (fka Bambi Weil), Judge Lloyd King, Judge Robert Faris, Judge David A. Ezra, Judge Barry Kurren, Mary Lou Woo, James B. Nicholson, David C. Farmer, Steven Guttman, etc.:
August 24, 2000
for $4 mil
Ownership of the properties
could change during
another round of bids
By Peter Wagner, Star-Bulletin
A Nevada investor has outbid Citibank on 32 residential and two commercial units at Executive Centre, the downtown high rise that once belonged to Indonesian investor Sukamto Sia.
But with court confirmation and another round of bids possibly ahead, ownership of the property is yet to be determined.
Clifford Laughton, president of the Reno-based Nevada Holdings Ltd. and chief executive at Honolulu-based satellite company Columbia Communications Corp., yesterday made the winning bid of $4,000,100.
Laughton's bid topped a $4 million offer by Citibank N.A., the only other bidder at a foreclosure auction at the state courthouse yesterday.
The leasehold properties include 31 residential units, a penthouse, two commercial spaces occupied by Sprint Hawaii and Fujikami Florist and 65 parking stalls.
The heavily mortgaged 41-story building, at 1088 Bishop Street also includes a 120-room Aston hotel, retail outlets including Long's Drugs and Ross Dress For Less and nearly 300 residential units.
The entire property was appraised last year at $39.5 million.
Citibank, the major creditor in a foreclosure action against one of Sia's company's, MKS Executive Partners, took possession last month of most of the 41-story building in a complex bankruptcy deal in which Sia's estate will receive about $500,000.
Citibank affiliate EXCT L.P. took ownership of about 400 units on July 28.
Sia, currently in Chapter 7 bankruptcy liquidation, originally filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization in November 1998.
While Citibank yesterday allowed itself to be outbid by $100, the sale is far from over. Under rules of the foreclosure, new bids may be entertained at confirmation but must be at least 5 percent above the auction price.
Foreclosure commissioner John Candon said at least three parties who were silent during yesterday's auction have asked when the confirmation hearing would be. No date has been set.
Laughton yesterday said he would likely honor existing leases at Executive Centre if he remains the high bidder. He said the units are a good investment because of depressed property values and a strong rental market in the downtown area.
While Executive Centre was once a key holding of Sia in Honolulu, the bankruptcy trustee was unable to liquidate the property for creditors because Sia held no equity in it.
His ownership in the building was through MKS Executive Partners, one of his numerous companies.
The 40-year-old businessman owes nearly $300 million to casinos, banks and creditors around the world.
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