Archive for November 3rd, 2010

A Curious Development

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010


In the past, I’ve noted that Ronald Weinland has been paying the property tax on their $381,000 home on a golf course directly to the county where he lives, instead of via a tax impound fund through their mortgage company as do most people.  Taxes are due November 1, and Audra’s property taxes were paid on time by her mortgage company.  (Click the small picture for a larger version of her property tax payment report).

When I looked for Ron’s property tax payment report this year I got a bit of a surprise. He did not pay the property taxes directly this year as he has in the past years.  But neither were the taxes paid by a mortgage company.  Instead, they were paid by the law firm of Adams, Stepner, Woltermann & Dusing.  According to their website, they specialize in personal injury, business law, commercial banking, civil litigation, divorce, government practice, family law, as well as estate planning.  Their “government practice” represents government entities in matters of civil nature.

However digging a bit deeper, they practice in another area of the law:

Criminal Defense
We understand the importance of excellent representation in this area of law. We offer extensive knowledge and efficincy in dealings in Ohio and Kentucky for all matters relating to criminal defense including traffic and DUI charges, misdemeanors and felonies.

As long time readers of my blog are aware, Ron Weinland has been under criminal investigation by the IRS beginning in 2008.  This doesn’t seem quite like the law firm to defend that type of case.  So I wonder if he is involved in some other legal matter.  I’m not considering divorce as a possibility, as he and Laura have some kind of weird symbiosis going.

Weinland has posted an itinerary on his blog for trips through the end of April, including another trip “down under” to New Zealand and Australia.  Also a side trip in December to Corpus Christi, Texas which is where Laura grew up.  So he won’t be getting in an extra trip this year to Europe other than his usual Pentecost trip.  But he does expect to be able to travel internationally next year.

I’m trying to figure out if having a law firm pay the property taxes on his house could be part of some legal strategy.  The fact that they paid it 3 days late incurring a $79 penalty doesn’t speak well to their “efficincy” 😉 If anyone has any thoughts as to the significance of this development, please post a comment.