Accused of gruesome murder, former Presidente supermarket owner sued for wrongful death

Manuel Marin, a wealthy Miami businessman who owned a series of Presidente supermarkets, is awaiting trial in criminal court on allegations he masterminded the savage murder of his wife’s secret lover.

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Kozyak Tropin Throckmortons Stephanie Gomez elected Vice Chair of Federal Bar Associations International Law Section

Election Further Evidences Firm’s Commitment to Professional Excellence

MIAMI – October 3, 2018 Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton, a complex commercial litigation firm that focuses its practice on bet-the-company commercial cases, class actions, healthcare and bankruptcy matters, today announced attorney Stephanie Gomez has been elected as Vice Chair of the national Federal Bar Association’s International Law Section. She begins serving her one-year term in October.

In her role as Vice Chair of the International Law Section, Gomez will help organize a variety of speaker programs on various international legal subjects, help those in foreign countries gain access to top legal talent in the United States and promote the causes of peace, democracy and human rights everywhere.

“It’s an incredible honor to have been elected as Vice Chair of this section that will no doubt leave an indelible mark on the international law practices of attorneys across the country,” said Gomez. “I look forward to the opportunity to help pioneer many noteworthy programs with important topics and issues impacting the practice of international law today.”

Gomez devotes her practice to complex litigation and international matters, often representing international clients in matters brought in U.S. federal and state courts, including litigation involving real estate disputes, business law matters and contract disputes.

She has a long history of involvement in legal and professional organizations including the Dade Legal Aid Leadership Academy (Inaugural Class), the Dade County Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Judicial Outreach Committee and the Florida Association for Women Lawyers’ Judicial Reception Committee. She is also involved in the South Florida Chapter of the Hispanic National Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division where she is a Board Member.

About Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton

Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton is a complex commercial litigation firm founded in 1982 that focuses its practice on bet-the-company commercial cases, class actions, healthcare and bankruptcy matters. For more information, visit www.kttlaw.com.

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Kozyak Tropin Throckmorton adds Benjamin Widlanski Maria Garcia John Criste and Daniel Maland to Complex Litigation Class action and Health care practices

 

MIAMI – April 25, 2018 – Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton today announced its hiring of four attorneys to its complex litigation practice who will focus in the commercial, health care and class action sectors.

Benjamin Widlanski, of counsel, focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation and class actions. Widlanski has extensive courtroom and trial experience, having spent the past five years as an assistant United States attorney at the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida, prosecuting and investigating hundreds of federal crimes. Widlanski served as a Captain in the United States Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps.  In that capacity, he advised high level military commanders and governmental organizations, and received a Bronze Star for his service. Widlanski received a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and religion from Columbia University and a law degree from Columbia University School of Law, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar.

Maria Garcia, of counsel, focuses her practice on health care law and commercial litigation. Garcia currently serves as vice chair of the City of Coral Gables Board of Adjustment and as chair of the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce, Business and Governmental Affairs Committee. She also is the 2018 president-elect of the Cuban American Bar Association. Garcia received a bachelor’s degree, magna cum laude, from Florida International University and a law degree from the Florida International University College of Law, where she served as president of the FIU College of Law Moot Court.

John Criste, associate, focuses his practice on complex litigation. Prior to joining the firm, Criste was an associate at a leading Miami law firm, where he focused on construction litigation. He received a bachelor’s degree from Stanford University and a law degree, cum laude, from University of Miami School of Law.

Daniel Maland, associate, focuses his practice on complex litigation. Prior to joining the firm, Maland was a litigator at Wall Street’s longest standing law firm and served as a judicial law clerk to the United States Magistrate Judge for the District of New Jersey. Maland received a bachelor’s degree, cum laude, from University of Florida and a law degree from Emory University School of Law.

“As part of our ongoing commitment to attract the best and brightest, we are thrilled to add these lawyers, who, in addition to being great lawyers, are great people who will bring value to our clients and the community,” said firm President Harley Tropin.

About Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton

Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton is a complex commercial and health care litigation firm founded in 1982 that focuses its practice on bet-the-company commercial cases, bankruptcy matters and class actions. For more information, visit www.kttlaw.com.

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Sears, once a retail titan, files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

By Tracy Rucinski, Tom Hals

(Reuters) – Sears Holdings Corp filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Monday with a plan to close 142 more stores, throwing into doubt the future of the century-old retailer that once dominated U.S. malls but has withered in the age of internet shopping.

The Chapter 11 filing to reorganize debts of the parent of Sears, Roebuck and Co and Kmart Corp follows a decade of revenue declines, hundreds of store closures, and years of deals by billionaire Chief Executive Officer Eddie Lampert in an attempt to turn around the company he bought in 2004.

Lampert had pledged to restore Sears to its glory days, when it owned the tallest building in the world and companies that included a radio station and Allstate insurance.

But the company has not turned a profit since 2011, and critics say Lampert let the stores deteriorate over the years, even as he bought the company’s stock and lent it money. It has sold off the legendary Craftsman brand and is considering an offer from Lampert for the Kenmore appliance name. For a graphic, click tmsnrt.rs/2A3giRQ

The company listed $6.9 billion in assets and $11.3 billion in liabilities in documents filed in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the Southern District of New York.

The bankruptcy filing was sparked by a standoff between Lampert, the company’s biggest shareholder and lender, and a special board committee, over a rescue plan proposed by Lampert.

Under the bankruptcy plan, Lampert’s executive role will be replaced by a three-person committee, though he will remain as chairman of the board. Mohsin Meghji, a managing director of the M-III Partners corporate advisory firm, was appointed chief restructuring officer.

Shareholders generally lose their investment when a company files for bankruptcy, and the fate of Sears itself will depend on the willingness of creditors and suppliers to keep the company afloat.

The largest U.S. toy retailer, Toys ‘R’ Us, tried to emerge from its 2017 bankruptcy filing but was forced to liquidate six months later after creditors lost confidence in its turnaround plan.

STORE CLOSURES, ASSET SALES

Sears said it will sell assets and begin closing 142 unprofitable stores by year-end with the aim of reorganizing around a smaller platform of around 700 of its best stores.

It is also weighing the sale of “a large portion” of its stores and said they could be bought by Lampert’s hedge fund in a bankruptcy auction.

Meanwhile, Sears and Kmart stores are open for business. The company said it is continuing to pay employees’ wages and benefits and is working with its vendors to ensure its shelves remain stocked.

“The company believes that a successful reorganization will save the company and the jobs of tens of thousands of store associates,” Sears said in a statement.

The retailer employed about 89,000 workers in the United States as of February, compared with 246,000 people five years ago.

Sears said it has received a $300 million financing package to fund its operations during the bankruptcy proceedings and was negotiating an additional $300 million.

Sources told Reuters over the weekend that Lampert was expected to contribute towards a financing package of between $500 million and $600 million.

Shares in Illinois-based Sears closed at about 41 cents on Friday, down from over $100 in the years after hedge-fund star Lampert, once hailed as another Warren Buffett, merged it with discount store Kmart in a $11 billion deal in 2005.

Sears dates back to the late 1880s and its mail-order catalogues with merchandise from toys, medicine and gramophones to automobiles, kit houses and tombstones made it the Amazon.com Inc of its time.

Chicago’s Sears Tower was the world’s tallest building when it was completed in 1973, but in the following decades consumers increasingly turned to e-commerce and brick-and-mortar rivals such as Walmart Inc and Target Corp.

Lampert and his hedge fund ESL Investments Inc own just shy of 50 percent of Sears’ shares and are its biggest creditor, with about $2.5 billion owed to the executive and funds he controls.

LAMPERT’S INVESTMENTS

One of the lingering questions for investors has revolved around the value of Sears’ assets, which include prime real estate.

The company sold 235 of its best stores for $2.7 billion to a Lampert-created company, Seritage Growth Properties. Lampert also became Land’s End Inc’s biggest shareholder when the clothing manufacturer was spun out of Sears in 2014.

Those deals could be subjected to new scrutiny by Sears’ creditors in bankruptcy court.

“When you go into a bankruptcy, you’re living in a fish bowl and every transaction will be looked at and examined,” said Corali Lopez-Castro, Managing Partner at law firm Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton.

In an earlier attempt to avoid bankruptcy, Sears last year sold its Craftsman tool brand to power tool maker Stanley Black & Decker for $900 million. It also signed a deal to sell Kenmore appliances on Amazon.com.

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Empresario es demandado por matar al amante de su mujer

Manuel Marín was sued by the wife of a man he allegedly had murdered for having an affair with his wife.

The widow of a man whom the wealthy Cuban businessman from Miami, United States, Manuel Marín allegedly murdered after discovering that he was having an affair with his wife filed a civil suit against him for “compensation for damages”.

The lawsuit was filed last Friday in a Miami-Dade county court on behalf of Daisy Lewis Holcombe, widow of Camilo Salazar, the brutally murdered man, and his two daughters, minors when the crime was committed in June 2011 .

Also included in the lawsuit is Yaddiel Marín, 32, son of the co-founder of the supermarket chain president and, according to the civil suit, the person who “acted instead of his father as vice president and partial owner” of the cited food chain and other companies.

Also included in the lawsuit is María Marín, mother of Yaddiel Marín and the first wife of the businessman accused of planning the murder of 43-year-old Salazar, whose lifeless body appeared on a rural road outside of Miami with signs of having been brutally beaten, tortured and burned.

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In the 22-page document, the suit seeks compensation for the concept of “compensatory damages” for Salazar’s family and establishes, at the same time, the account of the facts and the crime.

“The last seven years have been very difficult for the whole family: they lost a father, a son, a brother and a husband in the most atrocious way. We will seek a just and rapid resolution of our claims to ensure that the family finally has the closure they have hoped for, “said today in a statement to which the family’s lawyer, Benjamin Widlanski, had access.

On June 1, 2011 Manuel Marín “with the help and support of numerous accomplices kidnapped Camilo Salazar, beat him (…), drove around the Everglades, tied his hands, burned his genitals and cut his throat” leave him lifeless, relates the demand.

It was a “disgusting, hate-motivated” crime, and it was made possible by the help given to Marín by multiple accomplices “before and after the assassination of Camilo,” including the “agreements to finance” Marín’s crime and escape. justice, as well as the “maintenance of their financial interests”.

A plan that also served, adds the demand, to “ensure that (Marin) had the necessary means to remain abroad.”

It was in February 2011 when Marín, 64, discovered that his wife, Jenny Marín, was having an affair with Salazar, with whom she had left years before meeting the Cuban businessman and getting married.

During the following months, the lawsuit sustains, Marín “threatened Jenny and Camilo on several occasions” (…) and, after rejecting the divorce petition that his wife had proposed, Marín, finally, “planned, coordinated and participated in the plot “to kidnap Salazar.

Marín was extradited to the United States, where he awaits trial, after being arrested last August in Madrid (Spain) fugitive from the US justice system.

Bullfighting enthusiasts and lovers of bullfights are in transition house

In addition to Manuel Marín, he was arrested for his alleged involvement in this case to Alexis Vila Perdomo, medalist in wrestling at the Olympic Games in Atlanta (1996), and Roberto Isaac, trainer and promoter of fighting.

In mid-November last, Yaddiel Marin was arrested in South Florida for his alleged complicity.

Another defendant so far, Ariel Gandulla, mixed martial arts fighter, has escaped justice and resides “openly” in Vancouver (Canada), due to his extradition to the United States. It is complex because of its Cuban citizenship.

The police investigation indicates that Marín supposedly conspired with this boxing promoter and the two fighters to help him kidnap, torture and kill Salazar.

Last August, the popular presidential supermarket chain, which owns 30 stores in South Florida, told Efe that Yaddiel Marín was a “minority shareholder” in some of the chain’s supermarkets.

He said that Manuel Marín, arrested in August when he was going to enter the US embassy in Madrid, was not connected with the company since 2011.

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Ex dueño de Presidente Supermarkets acusado en demanda civil de muerte por negligencia

By David Ovalle

Manuel Marín, a wealthy businessman from Miami who was the owner of the Supermarkets chain Presidente Supermarkets, awaits trial in a criminal court accused of planning the murder of the lover’s secrets secret.

But now Marín is politically accused of death by negligence.

The heirs of Camilo Salazar, whose ship was discovered on a rural highway in western Miami-Dade in June 2011, have demanded Marin. Police say that Salazar, 43, was hit hard, cut his throat and burned his groin.

The civil suit also accuses Yaddiel Marín, his son, who the prosecutors say that he kept his father for the years he was in Spain, and for María Marín, the mother of Yaddiel. The lawsuit alleges that the mother and son helped Manuel Marín move money before the murder “enanticipation of the crime” and were “key and necessary participants” ensuhuída of the law.

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The lawsuit was filed at the end of the week in the name of Salazar’s widow, Daisy Lewis Holcombe, and her two children.

“The last seven years have been incredible, difficult for the whole family: they lost a person in the most brutal way,” family lawyer Benjamin Widlanski said in a statement on Monday. “We are going to seek a just and rapid resolution of our claims to allow families to go ahead with their lives.”

Salazar, of Coconut Grove, was world champion of Ultimate Frisbee and member of the St. Stephen Episcopal Church. But I had learned to see Jenny Marín, an old girlfriend, and the two had a secret relationship that began at some point after 2008.

But Jenny Marín was married to Manuel Marín, who discovered the relationship and included them in a café, according to the prosecutors. Jenny Marín wanted to divorce and refused to reconcile with Manuel Marín, which led him to kill Salazar, according to the lawsuit.

Homicide detectives say that Marín, 64, recruited a boxing promoter and two artesian fighters to help him kidnap, torture and kill Salazar on June 1, 2011. Three days later, Marín took his ticket and fled to Europe. . The key evidence: last night, according to the police, Marin’s mobile phone was used in the same area where Salazar’s body was later discovered, and toll records indicated that he drove near the same area.

Up to the moment they are arrested: Alexis Vila Perdomo, former bronze-bronze medalist in the fight against a short race in the MMA. He is accused of conspiring to kill (Police say he helped coordinate and plan for Salazar’s death while he was in Las Vegas training for a fight.

An accomplice, Roberto Isaac, was also arrested under allegations that he helped perpetrate the kidnapping and death of Salazar. Another former MMA fighter, Ariel Gandulla, has also been charged with murder, but he lives in Canada, which has not extradited him.

Manuel Marin was arrested in the United States embassy in Madrid, several months after the Miami Herald reported initially on the allegations against him. He was extradited to Miami in November and is now in prison for trial.

Before Marín was involved in the murder, President Supermarkets identified him as a property owner. Since then, the chain has said that it only owned some of the group’s supermarkets.

But according to the demand, Marín was a key part of the chain. “At the time of the murder, Marín was vice president and owner of Presidente Supermarket Inc., and other related companies,” the lawsuit states.

According to the demand:

▪ A week before the murder, Marín opened a joint bank account with his son Yaddiel and deposited “a substantial amount of money”. At the same time, Marin gave Yaddielsuparte on the property a $ 14 millionmansion on Palm Island; the other side was María Marín, supreme wife.

▪ Yaddiel, described as “a 25-year-old who left the university studies,” received a legal power over his father’s issues and became vice president of the President Supermarkets chain. He also sold the Palm Island property and used the money to buy a $ 7 million home on Pine Tree Drive in Miami Beach.

▪ María Marín “travels frequently out of the United States” and returns with reglados for Marin’s children of her matrimony with Jenny. The gifts have been “chosen and paid for by Marin”, according to the demand. And while he was living in Madrid, Marín frequently withdrew from the bank account he had with his son.

Yaddiel, who was a promoter in the restaurant chains The Pincho Factory and PokeBao, is not involved in the murder. But he has been accused of cover-up.

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Nueva demanda contra magnate hispano acusado de matar al amante de suesposa

“They tied his hands, burned his genitals and cut his throat,” says the file against the supermarket ownerPresident

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MIAMI – The widow of a man whom the wealthy Miami-based Cuban businessman Manuel Marín is supposedly murderous to discover that he maintained an affair with his wife interposed a civil suit against him for “compensation for damages,” according to documents that Efe had access to.

The complaint was filed last Friday in a Miami-Dade county court on behalf of Daisy Lewis Holcombe, widow of Camilo Salazar, the brutally murdered man, and his two daughters, minors when the 2011 crimemonjunio was committed.

Also included in the lawsuit is Yaddiel Marín, 32, son of the founder of the supermarket chainPresidente and, according to the civil lawsuit, the person who “acted as his father as vice president and owner” of the aforementioned food chain and other companies.

Also included in the lawsuit are María Marín, Yaddiel Marín’s mother and the first wife of the businessman accused of planning the murder of 43-year-old Salazar, whose lifeless body appeared on a rural road outside of Miami with signs of being brutally beaten, tortured and burned.

In the 22-page document, the complaint seeks compensation for the concept of “compensatory damages” for Salazar’s family and establishes, at the same time, the account of the facts and the crime.

“The last seven years have been hard and difficult for the whole family: they lost a father, a son, a brother and a husband of the most terrible kind. We will seek a just and quick resolution to our claims to ensure that the family finally has the closure it has hoped for, “he said today in a statement that had access to the lawyer of the family, Benjamin Widlanski.

On June 1, 2011, Manuel Marín “with the help and support of numerous accomplices, they captured Camilo Salazar, beat him (…), drove the people around the Everglades, tied their hands, burned his genitals and cut his throat” until he was left without life, reports the lawsuit .

It was a “disgusting, hate-motivated” crime, and it was possible thanks to the help given to Marín by multiple accomplices “before and after the murder of Camilo,” including “agreements to finance” Marín’s crime and escape from justice, as well as ” maintenance of their financial interests. “

A plan that also went, adds the demand, to “make sure that (Marín) had the necessary means to stay abroad.”

It was February 2011 when Marín, 64, discovered that sumujer, Jenny Marín, had an affair with Salazar, with whom she had been gone for years before meeting the Cuban businessman and getting married.

During the months following, the lawsuit sustains, Marín “threatened Jenny and Camilo invariations” (…) and, after transposing the petition for divorce that had been proposed to him by his wife, Marín, finally, “planned, coordinated and participated in the plot” to kidnap Salazar.

Marín was extradited to the United States, where he awaited trial, after being detained in a landslide in Madrid (Spain), a fugitive from justice in the United States.

In addition to Manuel Marín, he was arrested for suppressing his involvement in Alexis Vila Perdomo, a medalist in the Olympic Games in Atlanta (1996), and Roberto Isaac, a trainer and promoter of battles.

In the middle of November, Yaddiel Marín was arrested in South Florida because of suppressed complicity.

Another accused so far, Ariel Gandulla, a fighter of mixed martial arts, has escaped justice and resides “openly” in Vancouver (Canada), because he sued the US. It is complex for your Cuban citizenship.

The police investigation indicated that Marín supposedly conspired with this boxing promoter and the two fighters to help him kidnap, torture and kill Salazar.

In August, the popular supermarket chainPresidente, which owns 30 stores in South Florida, told Efe that Yaddiel Marín was a “minority shareholder” in some of the chain’s supermarkets.

He said that Manuel Marín, who was detained during his visit to the US embassy in Madrid, was not linked to the company since 2011.

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Manuel Marín, empresario cubano acusado de asesinato, enfrenta ahora una demanda civil de la viuda de la víctima

Daisy Lewis Holcombe, widow of Camilo Salazar, the man who was murdered in June 2011 in Miami, has filed a civil suit against Manuel Marín and other relatives of him for “compensation for damages.”

According to documents to which the Efe agency had access, the woman – former couple of Cuban businessman Manuel Marín who has been accused of sending Salazar to death, filed the complaint last Friday.

In addition to Manuel, one of the founders of the popular chain Supermarket President, also included in the lawsuit his son Yaddiel Marin, 32, who “acted in place of his father as vice president and partial owner” of the aforementioned chain.

Another defendant is María Marín, mother of Yaddiel and the first wife of the businessman.

“The last seven years have been very difficult for the whole family: they lost a father, a son, a brother and a husband in the most atrocious way, and we will seek a just and quick resolution to our claims so that the family will finally have the closure that he has expected, “family lawyer Benjamin Widlanski said in a statement.

The Cuban has been accused of planning the murder of Salazar, 43, whose body was found on a road outside of Miami. According to police reports, the body showed signs of being beaten, tortured and burned.

On June 1, 2011, Marín “with the help and support of numerous accomplices kidnapped Camilo Salazar, beat him (…), drove around the Everglades, tied his hands, burned his genitals and cut his throat” 22 pages demand.

The document also states that the crime was supported by multiple accomplices, including “agreements to finance” his escape from the country.

Manuel had discovered months before his partner, Jenny Marin, had an affair with Salazar, with whom he had a relationship before marrying him.

The Cuban “threatened Jenny and Camilo several times” (…) and, after rejecting the petition for divorce that his wife had proposed, Marín, finally, “planned, coordinated and participated in the plot” to kidnap Salazar , According to the document.

In the crime was allegedly also involved Alexis Vila Perdomo, medalist in wrestling at the Olympic Games in Atlanta (1996), Roberto Isaac, trainer and promoter of fighting and Ariel Gandulla, fighter of mixed martial arts, who remains free in Canada because to which the US is extradited It is complex for being a citizen of the Island.

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Star Computer Group

Star was one of the leading distributors of smartphones, tablets and accessories to South America. After months of negotiations with the secured lender and unsecured creditors over a restructuring strategy, the company filed Chapter 11 in late 2015. Cori Lopez-Castro and David Rosendorf guided the company on proceeding with its wind-down and liquidation strategy, and approximately eight months later, confirmed a Chapter 11 Plan which was supported by the secured lender and unsecured creditors. The firm has continued to guide the company, post-confirmation, in its efforts to maximize the recovery to creditors.

Quercia, et al. v. Curbelo

Javier first-chaired a jury trial in which he successfully pierced the corporate veil to hold a shareholder liable, winning a US $15m jury verdict for a Venezuelan lender. The verdict, which also involved fraudulent transfer issues. was affirmed by the Third District Court of Appeals.