The petition was made public this month. Anderson is now retired from his law practice.
The petition alleges Anderson helped Rothers hide assets and failed to disclose Rothers’ ownership in numerous companies.
It includes an allegation that Rothers purchased $750,000 in gold coins in 2016 through the ABC Bin Company he owned. Anderson had signatory authority for the company’s account and signed the check to Miles Franklin for the purchase, according to the petition. It charges Anderson also knew of $100,000 in gold coins Rothers purchased in 2014 through the company and had shipped to his girlfriend.
Anderson stated “none” on bankruptcy disclosure forms asking whether Rothers had any coin collections or collectibles, according to the allegations in the complaint.
Anderson has represented Rothers since 2003. Rothers filed his bankruptcy petition in 2015.
The petition charges that Anderson represented Rothers in his business dealings and knew of his affiliation with numerous companies which were not disclosed in the bankruptcy. Rothers disclosed ownership in only one entity, Herman’s Holdings, which he said had no value.
The complaint lists 18 companies Rothers had ownership interests in. He served in