Aquafortis Associates LLC (AQF) has retained attorney Dennis Carrillo to represent them in their appeal of the DEP License Transfer Order (see 04 May 2019: BEP Hearing on AQF Appeal of Transfer Order Scheduled). At Carrillo’s request, Board of Environmental Protection Chairman Mark Draper has agreed to continue the hearing originally scheduled for this coming Thursday May 16th to Thursday June 6th at 9:00 AM at the Augusta Civic Center.
You may recall that attorney Carrillo represented Richard Smith and AQF in both the Paul Kelley Bankruptcy Proceeding and the Rubin/Ayer lawsuit. However, given that is a non-testimonial proceeding and that the record is closed (i.e., there will be no witnesses, no testimony, and no new evidence entered) one wonders what Smith is hoping to accomplish by retaining counsel to represent him in this proceeding.
For what it’s worth, here’s the letter sent by attorney Carrillo to the BEP: