Missouri Judge Issues Restraining Order on Woody Nelson
August 22, 2011 at 3:46 AM (PT)
More trouble for COWBOYBILLSRADIO.COM Founder/DJ WOODY NELSON, who was under scrutiny for his attempt to stage a benefit concert at the HUNTSVILLE, AL SPEEDWAY on AUGUST 26th-27th. SPEEDWAY owner MARTIN PIERCE canceled the "STORM AID" concert when he discovered that scheduled acts WILLIE NELSON, GRETCHEN WILSON and BIG & RICH weren't actually booked by the promoter.
The ASSOCIATED PRESS then reported that STEVEN BLOOD (a.k.a. WOODY NELSON) was being sued by the MISSOURI Attorney General for allegedly fraudulently soliciting donations through the Internet to help victims of the JOPLIN, MO and northern ALABAMA tornadoes (NET NEWS 7/25), money that the Attorney General says did not go to help the victims but instead was used by BLOOD for his own expenses.
Now, a JASPER COUNTY, MO judge has issued a temporary restraining order against BLOOD, who is "accused of falsely claiming to help victims of the JOPLIN and TUSCALOOSA tornadoes through T-shirt sales and phony benefit concerts," reports THE JOPLIN GLOBE.
"PAYPAL links on the websites allowed BLOOD to receive about $20,000 from donations or T-shirt sales by early JULY, without any of the money having been passed to tornado victims, according to court documents filed by the attorney general’s office on WEDNESDAY," writes THE GLOBE. "In the meantime, BLOOD's PAYPAL account remains active and all he would need to resume collecting donations and engaging in sales of merchandise would be to place a link on any of the various pages, according to court documents.
"Taken as a whole, it looks as though Defendant STEVEN W. BLOOD II is creating another set of websites, FACEBOOK pages and other social media outlets and is poised to restart his scheme of creating and soliciting for fake charity concerts," the court documents read.