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THR and Associates
3200 Pleasant Run
Springfield , Illinois 62711
United States


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Jeff Parsons' corporate ..., 25 Oct 2015 [cached]
Jeff Parsons' corporate bankruptcy case appears to be winding down
A little more than three years after Jeff Parsons and THR & Associates filed for personal and corporate bankruptcy, the corporate bankruptcy appears to be winding down. A trustee's motion filed in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Springfield last week to sell a 2010 Haulmark trailer that once belonged to THR & Associates included a notice of intent to close the case. Parsons' personal bankruptcy case remains open. THR and Parsons filed for bankruptcy in September 2012 after the buy-sell-trade company Parsons founded collapsed amid allegations of fraud and thousands of bounced checks written to sellers nationwide.
Parsons founded THR & Associates in Springfield in the fall of 2010 with a promise of hundreds of local jobs and eventual sales of $1 billion annually. The business strategy included buying shows at hotels and convention centers nationwide. Coins, collectibles, antiques, jewelry and other valuables purchased at the shows were resold through THR. By early 2012, the company was the subject of hundreds of consumer complaints of bounced checks written at THR purchasing events. At the time of the bankruptcy filings in the fall of 2012, Parsons and THR claimed more than $100 million in debts. A judge denied debt relief in both THR's corporate and Parsons' personal bankruptcy cases after concluding Parsons had fraudulently attempted to hide assets and transfer cash. Trustees in both cases have conducted dozens of auctions, selling off warehouses full of items purchased by THR and Parsons' personal collections and property. The auctions included the nearly $1 million sale of his former home and real estate in Athens. Another of the largest sales brought $385,000 from Parsons' collection and $850,000 for a lodge and hunting property Pike County. What's next? The personal bankruptcy case remains open, according to court filings, which could mean additional sales of assets. Parsons also faces court-ordered payments in the separate case of $12.3 million in overtime and penalties owed to approximately 150 former THR employees.
Mills set an initial deadline of Nov. 16 for Parsons to report on payments or face possible jail time.
News and Media | Stephan Zouras LLP is an individual & class action litigation law firm, 8 July 2014 [cached]
Chicago, IL - On April 9, 2014 the United States District Court of Central Illinois entered a $12.2M judgment against Jeffrey Parsons, owner of THR & Associates and Treasure Hunters Roadshow.
Jeffrey Parsons, President ..., 15 Aug 2012 [cached]
Jeffrey Parsons, President of THR & Associates, examines some jewelry in Decatur in 2010. - photo courtesy Decatur Herald & Review
It's been a bad couple of years for little Jeffrey Parsons, who first surfaced on the Guns Save Life radar in 2010 when his show rolled into Champaign-Urbana, IL and offered one of our Colt collectors $225 for a pair of $10,000+ Civil War-era Colts.
Now employees are breaking bad on the owner, telling reporters and investigators that they won't be going to jail to shield little Jeffrey from the long-arm of the law.
Former employees say that CEO Jeffrey Parsons and what they call his extravagant spending habits, are to blame for the bounced checks. Parsons is currently facing civil and criminal charges at the federal, state, and local levels and owes the IRS millions.
According to an article in the Springfield, IL State-Journal Register earlier this year, PBS's representatives are suing Jeffrey Parsons and his company in U.S. District court in Springfield.
Further research reveals that this isn't the first time the creators of the PBS program have sued Jeffrey Parsons.
Jeff Parsons, President of ..., 22 Jan 2010 [cached]
Jeff Parsons, President of the Treasure Hunters Roadshow commented, "Lots of people have items that they know are valuable but just don't know where to sell them. Old toys, trains, swords, guitars, pocket watches or just about anything Iii Collectors desire vintage military Items, Items from both U.S. and foreign origins from the Civil War, World War I, World War II, Spanish.American War, Revolutionary War and Calvary times have great value. Items such as swords, daggers, medals, hardware bayonets, etc. Above. A couple waits with anticipation while Roadshow expert examines their antiques and gold items. The Roadshow is at the Amara Hotel, Restaurant & Spa this week. Oold Prices High, liish In Now "It's a modern day gold rush," said Jeff Parsons, Gold is now trading at 40 year highs, and you can cash in by bringing your items to the Treasure Hunters Roadshow. All types of gold are wanted, including gold coins, Krugerrands, Maple Leafs. and other gold bars, etc. All gold jewelry, including broken jewelry is accepted. Anything gold is wanted. All silver items, including silver coins, bars and American Eagles are accepted.
Chicago, IL - On April 9, ..., 15 April 2014 [cached]
Chicago, IL - On April 9, 2014 the United States District Court of Central Illinois entered a $12.2M judgment against Jeffrey Parsons, owner of THR & Associates and Treasure Hunters Roadshow.
Parsons and THR Associates saved millions in payroll costs by failing to follow the law. We intend to force Parsons to comply with the ruling and properly pay his former employees the earned wages the Court has found are due and owing. If Parsons believes he can escape justice by hiding assets, he will soon learn he is mistaken.
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