Judge to Hear Nesovic Request for Grossmont HS Financial Records

Dad of sports star seeks info he suspects will point to embezzlement from baseball program.

Dan Nesovic could find out in May whether he’ll have access to financial records of the Grossmont High School baseball program, which he suspects was a victim of embezzlement.

The case also may decide whether he’ll be able to collect at least $25,000 from opposing parties to cover attorney fees.

Friday morning in a downtown San Diego courtroom, Superior Court Judge John Meyer told lawyers for Nesovic, the Grossmont Union High School District and Blue & Gold Baseball Inc. that he’ll hear arguments at 10:30 a.m. May 3—a Friday.

That’s two weeks short of a year since Grossmont High baseball coach Jim Earley suddenly resigned after losing his last 20 games.

Case documents sought a nonjury trial [see attached], but Nesovic lawyer Patty Lewis said outside court Friday that the judge will consider whether to issue an injunction ordering release of the financial documents.

At issue is whether Blue & Gold Baseball of Alpine is a Grossmont High School booster club or a separate nonprofit organization not subject to the state Public Records Act.

Nesovic, father of former Foothiller baseball and basketball star Robby Nesovic, contends that under state law the school must disclose financial records for Blue & Gold, especially the receipts from the concession stand at Grossmont’s baseball field.

Nesovic suspects that Earley skimmed the receipts. Earley, 40 at the time, said he resigned to spend more time with his family and two young children.

Nesovic told Patch last year that the team mom, later identified as Tomi Griffiths of La Mesa, kept records of snack bar receipts as well as sales of Grossmont gear such as T-shirts and caps.

“She has proof that money has not been put in the ASB account where it should be,” Nesovic said a year ago. “She would never give me any numbers. And she said she was afraid she would be liable for this.”

At Friday’s conference—which took less than 2 minutes—Patty Lewis stood with GUHSD attorney William Shinoff of San Diego and Paul Lewis (no relation to Patty), representing Blue & Gold Baseball.

Patty Lewis declined to be interviewed but said the judge would be asked for an injunction ordering release of the Grossmont High School financial records.

The other attorneys said the judge would decide who should pay attorney fees, depending on the outcome of his decision.

Libi Uremovic February 16, 2013 at 02:42 PM
refusal to release records is a big red flag that something is horribly wrong... dan - let me know if you need some help to audit the books - http//www.libionline.net the mentality that taxpayer money is something to steal has got to stop
Komfort February 16, 2013 at 05:32 PM
Doug Curlee February 16, 2013 at 07:04 PM
komfort.. your obama derangement syndrome is out of control.. what possible connection does he have to a question about local school district finances? absolutely none whatever.. doug
Things I Learned February 16, 2013 at 07:33 PM
"refusal to release records is a big red flag that something is horribly wrong..."
PwmCwzy February 17, 2013 at 12:11 AM
Komfort - Why don't YOU factcheck the information your link provides? Or maybe just the insinuation that President Obama attended Occidental College on a Fulbright Scholarship which would mean he was a foreign student? That scholarship is awarded to foreign students doing post graduate work, ie, masters and doctorates, not to freshmen or sophmore college students. Still playing the racist birther card also I see.
Komfort February 17, 2013 at 12:32 AM
PwmCwzy February 17, 2013 at 01:58 AM
Komfort - The question is not about Obama, but you seem to have a need to turn every opinion into a derogatory assault on the president. I’m tired of you trying to make people believe you are in any way close to correct with your assumptions and right-wing nut case links about Obama. You really need to think thru what you read. The author of your link is a Jerk. He doesn’t address the possibility of Obama taking high-school Advanced Placement (AP) courses that if you score well enough on the end-of-course exam, and you earn college credit. Or maybe he took some International Baccalaureate (IB) courses, some colleges grant credit for students completing some junior and senior high-school level IB courses. Nor does he account for summer courses, or on-line.
Things I Learned February 17, 2013 at 02:16 AM
Libi Uremovic February 17, 2013 at 02:30 AM
this is about releasing financial records and taxpayer money - local corruption... 30 years ago when kids graduated high school there was a path for college through grants and scholarships to any american kid that worked for it and wanted it ...the assembly to hand out scholarships at my high schools took hours ... it's a sick joke that the gop turn a college education into a conspiracy theory ...the fact that boomers are to selfish and worthless to offer anything to the next generation is something to be ashamed of... ...but not as shameful as continuing to aid and abet the pillagers of our country by continuing to feed into their distractions... grow up komfort - our country is $16 trillion in debt to foreign countries...all of our industries now profit other countries.... your theory that it's all fun and games and no harm done is incorrect...
Things I Learned February 17, 2013 at 03:18 AM
PwmCwzy February 17, 2013 at 03:23 AM
Things - Do you get a commission every time you post a splicd link?
PwmCwzy February 17, 2013 at 03:37 AM
Things - If you really believe Libi’s quote, then both of you should post the last five years worth of tax returns so we can decide if you are good enough to post on the Patch. You could also include your transcripts and other official documents showing your educational work as students. If you two decide not to post the requested information then we will know something is horribly wrong with you both.
Libi Uremovic February 17, 2013 at 03:39 AM
pwm - that's big talk for someone that post under an alias
Things I Learned February 17, 2013 at 03:54 AM
You should not use fake names. Please stay on topic BridgetMaryPwm this post is about local school district finances. Pax Libi?
Things I Learned February 17, 2013 at 03:59 AM
LG Joe February 17, 2013 at 04:50 AM
Libi, why bother arguing with all the trolls the Patch attracts? Never wrestle with a pig. You get dirty, and the pig likes it.
Things I Learned February 17, 2013 at 05:09 AM
Knowing is .5% of the battle. http://lamesa.patch.com/articles/weber-england-face-off-over-lemon-grove-sales-tax-debate-of-2010#comment_5121175
Komfort February 17, 2013 at 06:34 AM
http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Journalism/2013/02/16/NYT-Goes-Birther-Attacks-Canadian-Born-Cruz-Calls-Him-McCarthyite Racists...


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