With settlement of the civil suit against him now in court files, a court-ordered auction of the onetime home of Derry Richardson — the ex-maintenance manager for Floyd County Schools — as well as hundreds of other items authorities say were purchased with gains from illicit operation go up for auction Saturday, Nov. 18.
A posting on Dempsey Auction on Monday highlights some of what will be sold by order of Rome attorney Brian Bojo, the court-appointed receiver of Richardson’s estate. Bojo says the settlement resulted in the liquidation order with hopes that proceeds from the auction set for 11 a.m. that at the Coosa Valley Fairgrounds will help recover some of the stolen funds.
We received this comment from the school system about the liquidation: “We appreciate everything the District Attorney’s office has done and we are ready for the funds to be back where they belong.”
You’ll find an expanded list of what’s to be liquidated by clicking auction. At issue: Only materials that were purchased after 2005 are included. Anything seized that was purchased before that date — or “yard sale”-type items that can’t be directly traced to use of the stolen funds — will be returned to Richardson’s family.
Even with the civil settlement, the criminal case against Richardson and others continues.
As for the auction items:
The family home on the Chattooga River — three bedrooms, 3.5 baths — at 241 Riverbluff Drive, Summerville.
A “breath-taking” collection of 50-plus guns and ammunition including AAC, Anderson, Benelli, Col, Glock, Remington, Ruger and others.
Vehicles, ATVs, construction equipment, home furnishings, tools, grills, Yeti coolers and “many additional items too numerous to mention.”
We’re told the list of items spreads across 13 pages — all with single-spaced typing.
Separate dates have been set for the inspection of the Richardson home as well as other property to be auctioned.