Sara Buske has no objections to SC Johnson's request for funds

Amelia Flood Feb. 3, 2010, 5:50am

Sara Buske of Edwardsville indicates she has no objections to S.C. Johnson's demand for money it is owed in the settlement of her divorce from Tom Buske.

She responded Feb. 1 to a motion made by S.C. Johnson attorney Andrew Velloff asking the court to require Tom Buske to pay out money he owes the company.

In her motion she states that, aside from seeking to retain $325,000 owed to her under the undisclosed settlement, she has no objections to the Velloff motion.

The three parties reached a settlement in December that has not been made public.

S.C. Johnson moved to intervene in the 2008 Madison County divorce alleging that the couple was trying to hide funds the company is owed under a $203.8 million Wisconsin civil judgment.

The company secured that judgment against Tom Buske after Tom Buske allegedly defrauded the company of millions using inflated invoices from his trucking concerns.

Tom Buske also faces federal charges in connection with the alleged fraud. He has pled not guilty.

In his motion seeking the release of funds, Velloff contends that Tom Buske has not honored the terms of the December settlement. He contends that the company is still owed $30,000 to repay a $90,000 loan made by his former trucking concern, Buske Lines, Inc.

S.C. Johnson took over the company as part of the settlement.

According to Velloff's motion, Sara Buske is to receive $325,000 and $50,000 was to go to her attorneys.

A trust would be set up for the Buske children.

A hearing in the case is set Feb. 11 at 1:30 p.m. before Madison County Associate Judge Thomas Chapman.

Chapman took over the suit after former presiding judge Madison County Associate Judge Duane Bailey was reassigned.

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