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This profile was last updated on 7/8/14  and contains information from public web pages.


Local Address:  Springfield , Illinois , United States
Company Description: Treasure Hunters Roadshow (THR) is a premier dealer of precious metals and vintage collectibles based in the United States, with branches in Canada and Europe....   more

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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.
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.
THR & Associates founder Jeff ..., 29 July 2014 [cached]
THR & Associates founder Jeff Parsons appeared in federal court in Springfield on Thursday, July 10, 2014, for failure to pay $12.3 million in overtime wages and penalties owed former employees of the buy-sell-trade company. He left the courthouse without talking to reporters.
A federal bankruptcy judge in Springfield has scheduled a trial for late October on claims THR & Associates founder Jeff Parsons knowingly took more than $3.8 million out of the buy-sell company at a time when the business was broke. The trial set for Oct. 29 by U.S.Bankruptcy Judge Mary Gorman results from corporate and personal bankruptcies filed by THR and Parsons in late 2012.
Gorman dismissed both requests for debt-relief in 2013 after bankruptcy trustees alleged Parsons attempted to defraud the court by hiding assets.
Parsons, according to Richardson, took distributions after that date totaling $3,822,529.20.
The withdrawals, Richardson said, were constructively fraudulent, and should be repaid by Parsons.
In his response, Parsons said THR had personal property, inventory, vehicles, accounts receivables and other assets to remain solvent as of Aug. 1, 2011. Parsons also disputed the $3.8 million figure claimed by the bankruptcy trustee. Court records show Parsons is represented by Springfield attorney Michael Logan.
Parsons, who now lives in Texas, was in federal court in Springfield earlier this month in the separate case of former employees claiming they are owned $12.3 million in unpaid overtime and penalties from their work at THR. The next hearing in the employee overtime case has been scheduled for Aug. 27.
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.
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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