The woman accused of scamming people by not delivering furniture they paid for was in court today. Aside from the citation Collezione Decor received for deceptive trade practices its owner Elsa Slayne is facing felony charges for the alleged scam. But her attorney has filed a motion for a gag order on everything related to that case. Our Annette Garcia was there and has more.
Emotions running high after a hearing ended with no decision Thursday. The woman many say took their money but never delivered the furniture they paid for in court with her attorney asking for a gag order on her case hoping to salvage her business.
Marcel Notzon \ Attorney For Elsa Slaney This is something that the attorney general initially caused all the pretrial publicity. They admitted that they sent a news publication and has caused a media frenzy in regards to this case and unfortunately has compounded the situation and has affected more people out there because she cannot do business.
The motion asks that the judge restricts the media from everything from reporting details obtained by the court to photographing Elsa Slaney during proceedings or while being transported to the court room or allowing anyone connected to the case from speaking to the media. Elsa Slaney of Collezione Decor is facing felony theft charges for allegedly scamming her customers. The business has been cited by the Texas Attorney General for deceptive trade practices and her attorney says the quote 'Media Frenzy' created from it is enough attention.
Annette Garcia \ firstname.lastname@example.org Elsa Slaynes attorney says the bottom line is that he wants to make sure his client has a fair trial
When you have excessive publicity is affects your right to a fair trial.
As for those who say they are victims of Slaney's alleged scheme Notzon says everything that can be done to get furniture delivered and money refunded is being done as quickly as possible.
Right now everything has tho go through judge Ender any type of payments has to go through judge ender any furniture we have that has to be delivered it has to be approved by the attorney general and judge Ender so that has delayed a lot of people that has furniture ready that she has not been able to operate for 30 days
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Notzon says it wont be until at least October that delivery of that furniture be scheduled. The motion for a gag order was not granted today. Because of conflicts of schedules the hearing has been reset for October 12th at 1-30 P.M.