Monday, September 08, 2008

Ilitch partner claiming ignorance in $2.1 million fraudulent transfer lawsuit

Detroit’s Michael Malik, the self identified business developer and casino syndicator, is claiming ignorance and has denied allegations outlined in federal court charges filed in June suggesting Malik’s involvement in a $2.1 million fraudulent transfer (Goldberg v. Malik).

The case, filed by a court appointed Receiver (Akerman Senterfitt attorney Michael I. Goldberg), seeks to recover more than $2.1 million plus interest and other charges that the Receiver alleges Malik received in the form of a “Profit Payment.” Malik says he never received a “Profit Payment.”

Malik is requesting a jury trial in the matter.

See Malik’s Official Response to Goldberg v. Malik

Michael Malik's various businesses and affiliates are headquartered in the executive suite at Detroit-based Ilitch Holdings, Inc. Malik has partnered with the Ilitch family on various casino and development projects in Michigan, California and New York.

Ilitch issues statement following Mayor's guilty plea

In light of the political scandal and guilty pleadings surrounding Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, Christopher Ilitch, CEO of Ilitch Holdings, Inc. issued the following statement:

DETROIT, Sept 04, 2008 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- "This has been a difficult time for the city, region and state, and I'm hopeful that attention can return to addressing the important work at hand. History has shown we are a caring and hearty community, not easily deterred, and I believe that bodes well for our collective future. I am confident we can -- and will -- persevere and continuously improve to make this a better place for all."

About Ilitch Holdings, Inc.
Ilitch Holdings, Inc. provides professional services to the companies owned by Michael and/or Marian Ilitch. The Ilitch companies in the food, sports and etertainment industries include: Little Caesars Pizza, Blue Line Foodservice Distribution, the Detroit Red Wings, Olympia Entertainment, Olympia Development, Little Caesars Pizza Kits Fundraising Program, Champion Foods and Uptown Entertainment. Michael Ilitch owns the Detroit Tigers. Marian Ilitch owns the MotorCity Casino Hotel.

SOURCE: Ilitch Holdings, Inc.

Ilitch partner gets community service for firerarms violation


Malik sentenced to community service for illegally taking elk

By: Sean Dieterich, The Independent

PINETOP-LAKESIDE - Michael Malik, a Michigan man who became the center of controversy after an elk hunt on Porter Mountain last July, has been sentenced to eight hours of community service.

Malik was found guilty of firing too close to an occupied structure on Aug. 4 after a July 31 bench trial that lasted over 10 hours. The Pinetop-Lakeside Justice Court said Malik must serve the community service within 60 days. Malik must also write letters of apology to homeowners of Mountain View Ranch on Porter Mountain, where the hunt took place.
The execution of the sentence will be suspended pending the court's consideration of Malik's motion for a new trial.

Ofc. Jim Hinkel, the law enforcement program manager for the Pinetop office of Arizona Game and Fish, said the sentence handed down was "disappointing" but the department will begin their own disciplinary process. He said Malik could face a revocation of his license and a minimum civil assessment of $8,000 for the elk he killed.

"What Mr. Malik is looking at is revocation of licenses to hunt, fish or trap for up to five years," he said.

Hinkel added those revocations would not just be limited to Arizona. Since Arizona is part of a interstate wildlife violator compact, Malik could face revocations in 32 states and seven Canadian provinces, including Utah, California and New Mexico.

"If you're revoked in any one of the participating states, you're revoked in the rest of them," he said.

Hinkel said he would have liked to see the justice court hand down a tougher sentence to show other potential offenders that wildlife violations would be taken seriously. However, he said it would not affect how Game and Fish carries out their action.

"We're moving forward," Hinkel said.

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