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Rep. Ben Waide Files Counterclaim Against Business Partners

ben waide 300MADISONVILLE, Ky. (1/15/14) — State Rep. Ben Waide filed a counterclaim for invasion of privacy against his partners at Liberty Rehabilitation after they filed a complaint in late December that Waide mishandled a company credit card by charging gasoline for trips to and from state legislative meetings and for personal use during a trip to St. Louis.

In his counterclaim, Waide answered the pending lawsuit through his attorney Todd P'Pool, who wrote, “In their zeal to ambush and embarrass Rep. Waide, the Plaintiffs attached his personal credit card account information to the Complaint and delivered it to various news outlets. In addition, they attacked Mrs. Waide for an anniversary spa treatment she received over four years ago that was legally purchased with a private credit card and they allege that it was somehow fraudulent.”

In his answer shared in a press release, Waide denies all allegations of impropriety and stated that all shareholders of the corporation used the same certified public accounting firm, they received all financial information and tax returns, and that other shareholders were paid $144,280 more in cash payments than Waide received.

In the lawsuit, allegations about Waide's campaign finance were brought into the business dispute.

Waide's press release included a letter from his Lexington attorney, Eric Lycan, to the Kentucky Registry of Election Finance officers regarding reporting of contributions and expenditures of the campaign.

The letter said that Waide could not counter specific allegations because the alleged improprieties had not been identified. The letter also stated the credit card statements attached to the complaint were issued to Waide personally and bore his name.

The letter said Waide welcomes any review of his books and records not only of the campaign but also of the corporation.

“It should become clear after such review that the campaign and Rep. Waide complied in good faith with all campaign finance laws and regulations,” Lycan wrote in the letter.

The complaint was filed by Waide's business partners Lawrence Holmes and Jason Myers.

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