Jones' suit against Wood River set for case management Dec. 16

Amelia Flood Dec. 3, 2009, 7:00am

A case management conference is scheduled in a dispute among the City of Wood River and convicted felon Rick Jones and his ex-wife, Dorothy Jones.

Jones is suing Wood River for breach of contract over improvements to a piece of property Jones owns that included sidewalks and a public roadway.

Jones is seeking damages in excess of $50,000, costs and attorneys' fees.

The conference is set to begin Dec. 16 at 9 a.m.

Wood River joined Dorothy Jones to the suit as a counter defendant in late October. The city claims that Dorothy Jones is still a necessary party to the law suit because her signature is also on the development deal at issue.

Rick Jones denies that she has anything to do with the case.

Rick Jones pled guilty in January to federal charges of income tax evasion. He paid restitution of $1.2 million to the government and $2.4 million to BP Amoco, the company that paid him to decontaminate soil in the Wood River area. Jones testified he spent the money on himself.

He is currently serving a 15 month prison sentence.

The case is Madison case number 09-L-644.

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