One of the cornerstones of ex-Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick’s administration is MIA.
Process servers have spent five months searching for Jeff Beasley, a former city treasurer and pension board member, trying to serve him nearly 24 times at his Detroit home on Bretton Drive since November, according to court documents.
Lawyers want to depose Beasley in a lawsuit filed by the two pension boards against Alabama businessman Donald Watkins over their $30 million in his failed airline. Watkins has filed a separate lawsuit accusing pension board members of shaking him down, including Beasley. Watkins accused Beasley in court documents of pressuring him to donate $100,000 to Kilpatrick’s legal fund.
Watkins wants Beasley to show up for a deposition and has hired four different process servers to find him, according to a recent court filing.
His wife told servers Beasley still lives there but their timing has been off so far.
That could be because he works in Garden City, New York, according the filing. Watkins is asking to a judge that he be allowed to alternatively serve Beasley, including sending a copy of the subpoena to his job at the firm Zwerling, Schachter, and Zwerling LLP, a law firm specializing in securities fraud, antitrust and consumer fraud class actions.
Their web site lists Beasley as director of Investor and Client Services.
In what surely an omission, there’s no mention of his service as Kilpatrick appointee in his biography.