Tax fraud, unpaid bills, and false claims: What Billings needs to know about the proposed oil refinery
Who is Andrew J. Kacic, CEO of Quantum Energy?It didn't take me long (maybe an hour or two) to find that Mr. Andrew J. Kacic, formerly of Arizona, has a fairly extensive history of shady business dealings. You don't have to take it directly from me or from jilted business partners. You can take it directly from court documents I found from Arizona from his divorce proceedings. He has numerous other civil cases listed in which he was the defendant, mostly it seems for not paying his bills, but the divorce proceedings cover a complex web of business dealings that you can read about below. If you want to know the details of how I found out he was the same person, the information is at the end of this blog. I think it is important to emphasize that the divorce is irrelevant. In fact, Andrew J. Kacic is irrelevant. What is relevant is the lack of due diligence by our Yellowstone County Commissioners John Ostlund, Jim Reno, Bill Kennedy and Steve Arveschoug, executive director of Big Sky Economic Development. From my research, it seems as if Mr. Kacic starts businesses, tries to find investors and then uses the company and a private non-profit "foundation" for his own personal piggy bank while actively trying to avoid taxes and creditors. But don't take it from me, you can read all about for yourself. It reads like a real life version of Arrested Development. Here is one short excerpt from page 20:
"Husband operates his business interests through a maze of interrelated business entities, which appear to have business and tax avoidance purposes." (Page 20 - Superior Court of Arizona, Maricopa County FN 2006-003798)
What I learned
If you don't have time to go through the 39 pages yourself, I've put together a very quick summary of the court findings that I believe the Yellowstone County Commission should take into consideration. If you would like to read the entire document (and I encourage you to do so), you can download the document here: Andrew J. Kacic Divorce Proceeding FN 2006-003798. You can also find other court proceedings here.
The Court found that Mr. Kacic was not a credible witness to the proceeding and found him difficult and untrustworthy.