Divorce proceeding: Rick Jones says IRS, FBI have his ledgers

Steve Korris Aug. 1, 2008, 7:00am

IRS and FBI agents have obtained records of former developer and contractor Rick Jones of Wood River, according to a document in his divorce proceeding against wife Dorothy Jones.

Initials of both agencies appear at several spots among answers Rick Jones offered in response to questions from Dorothy's attorney, Erin Reilly of Edwardsville.

Reilly submitted the list to Madison County family court on July 22.

Item number 36 says, "All ledgers, books, accounts, cash receipts, journals…Dorothy, IRS & FBI have."

Item 2 says, "All records indicating any and all income recv'd from any and all sources – Dorothy has or subpoena."

Item 39 says, "All employment records…FBI has."

Item 47 says, "A list of any employment agreements or compensation…FBI has."

Item 29 says, "Records of all credit cards held in your name…FBI – Triad attached."

Rick Jones formerly owned Triad Industries, a contracting business that held contracts to clean up polluted soil at the old American Oil refinery in Wood River.

He also owned a real estate development business, RLJ LLC, that would have marketed the refinery property as Triad completed the cleanup.

The cleanup broke down in 2004, after test results from soil samples turned from positive to negative.

The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency knew of the sudden reversal of results but did not establish any reason for it.

Jones sued current refinery owner British Petroleum, claiming BP never intended to honor its agreement with his real estate business.

Jones and BP settled on confidential terms in 2005, and Triad left the project.

BP environmental manager Greg Jevyak lost his job but settled into a mansion that Rick and Dorothy Jones owned at the top of a bluff on Wood River's eastern edge.

In April, Dorothy Jones served discovery requests for financial information from Jevyak and former Triad employee Jeffrey Heintz.

Jevyak and Heintz asked Associate Judge Dwayne Bailey to quash the requests. Bailey has not ruled on the requests.

Item 46 on the list asks for all gifts given to Heintz, his children, and Jevyak. Rick answered, "N/A."

Dorothy has also requested records from Kennedy Cleaning and Paul Stumpf of Stumpf Construction, and their names appear on the list.

Item 50 says, "All documents showing payments to Stumpf…FBI & Dorothy have," and Item 51 says, "All documents showing each payment to Kennedy Cleaning…Subpoena."

Some entries leave room for imagination.

Item 24 says, "Any and all records pertaining to or being evidence of any…IRS/FBI."

Item 38 says, "All records pertaining to give of any kind…Dorothy & FBI have – otherwise unknown."

Bailey has set an Aug. 11 hearing on the status of discovery.

David Fahrenkamp of Edwardsville represents Rick Jones in the divorce.

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