Wild West World investors not surprised by Etheredge's arrest

Posted Sunday, May 3, 2009 10:43 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Several investors, employees and government officials involved in Wild West World spoke to The Eagle last week about the promoter's arrest. Many voiced little surprise, saying they've known for years that Thomas Etheredge was headed for legal trouble. And they described the Stetson-wearing rancher-turned-park developer in a variety of terms, from "serial con man" to "lost soul."

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Sunday, May 3, 2009 10:48 AM

String em up fer his crimes marshall.....or, better yet, pistols at high noon. Yeah, let them settle it the real Wild West way.

Sunday, May 3, 2009 4:00 PM
Jeff's avatar

I still don't think the investors get an excuse for being stupid. That to me is just as much a part of the story.

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Sunday, May 3, 2009 5:07 PM
Carrie M.'s avatar

I agree. The idea that the investors are acting like victims is pretty ridiculous. And as I said in the other thread, I think they should be held accountable for this mess, too. Obviously not to the same extent as Etheredge, but there should be some accountability.

What about the church who donated $400,000? Holy crap! (pun intended) That is just not right.

"If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins." --- Benjamin Franklin

Monday, May 4, 2009 9:30 PM

If someone invests money that they can't afford to lose with a guy who's done time for securities fraud, they should really forfeit the option to play the victim card.

Monday, May 4, 2009 11:54 PM

The investors were blinded by dollar signs. They were convinced their investments would make huge profits. I bet if someone had told them they should do their homework and not rush in, they would be told to mind their own business.

Carrie, the article said the congregation paid $400,000 for nearby land to build a church on-- but still, I hope they got "huge tracts of land" for that amount. Holy crap is right.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009 12:08 AM
Carrie M.'s avatar

Oh right... my bad. Thanks. :)

"If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins." --- Benjamin Franklin


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