So, this Gary Mole fellow sounds like quite a character.
For a few years, Mole was the proud owner of a little energy holdings concern called Glacial Energy Holdings. His company is no more but the legacy of Mole's behavior while at the helm lives on.
For instance, in 2007 Mole went to dinner with his COO at the time, Amparo Gasca, and her husband. According to Gasca - and her lawyers - it did not go so great.
Gasca claims that her boss, CEO Gary Mole, asked her to organize a dinner at Americas Restaurant on Post Oak with several work colleagues and their wives in August 2007. At the dinner, Gasca claims Mole got drunk and tried to kiss a male co-worker. When Mole's wife told her husband to stop it, Mole said he wanted to see who was "more of a man" and told the male co-worker to pull down his pants. When the man refused, Mole then pulled down his own pants and made lewd comments.
And then there were his weird business travel habits.
Four months after the alleged de-pantsing incident, Gasca was staying at a hotel in Massachusetts on business when she got a phone call at 3:30 a.m. It was the front desk, telling her that a drunken Mole was demanding to be let into her room.
The very next morning, Gasca claims, she accidentally left her cell phone in a conference room when she went to the restroom. When she returned, she discovered that Mole and another co-worker were using her phone to "leave sexually explicit and demeaning voicemail messages" to one of Gasca's male friends. When Gasca told them to stop, they did not and left further messages.
But according to New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, there was another side to Gary Mole; A blood diamond mine investor/tax evader side.
Gary Mole, the onetime owner of now-defunct Glacial Energy Holdings, pleaded not guilty to sidestepping $740,000 in New York state taxes from 2005 to 2009. Albany city court Judge Rachel Kretser set bail at $250,000 and adjourned his case until Oct. 9.
The diversion of profits — from January 2006 through Sept. 8, 2010 — fraudulently lowered Glacial’s tax bill, according to a felony complaint filed in Albany Criminal Court.
Mole went to great lengths to disguise the investments, prosecutors allege.
At different times, Mole classified the corporate cash as his own, listed the Générales des Mines au Congo mine as a consultant and backdated the “consulting agreement” with the mine, also known as Gemico, according to court papers.
Wow, that's pretty terrible. Maybe - like finding your dong on a restaurant table or sending filthy voicemails and texts from the wrong phone - it was all just a big misunderstanding.
The 51-year-old got so bold in the midst of the alleged scam that he admitted to a banker from whom he was soliciting credit that the money was indeed his — but that shouldn’t be a concern, according to the complaint.
“I take profits, to which I am allowed to do and invest them in Gemico,” Mole wrote in an email included in court papers. “I could have invested them in Las Vegas or Iraq[.] [T]his has nothing to do with Glacial Energy.”
Mole faces 15 years for three counts of criminal tax fraud and three counts of making false filings.
But he kept his dick in his pants. That is what some people would call personal growth.
AN ACTUAL (ALLEGED) DICK-MEASURING CONTEST SPAWNS LAWSUIT [HoustonPress]