‘It Was A Fix From The Beginning’: Former Leading Owner Gill Ordered To Pay Record $274.5M In Defamation Suit

Eclipse Award-winning owner Michael Gill, who is no longer involved in the horse racing industry, has once again made headlines after a New Hampshire jury awarded three Manchester, N.H., businessmen a whopping $274.5 million in a defamation suit they had filed against him.

According to a report in the New Hampshire Union Leader, the three men, AutoFair owner Andy Crews, Manchester developer Dick Anagnost and Primary Bank founder William Greiner, filed the lawsuit against Gill after he used electronic billboards, radio ads and social media to accuse them of committing crimes, such as dealing drugs and money laundering.

The plaintiffs' attorney, Steve Gordon, told the Union Leader that he believes the $274.5 million verdict is the largest personal injury verdict in the state's history. As to how much of that amount the three men will actually receive from Gill remains to be seen.

“The chances are my clients will see some of it. How much he has? I do not know,” Gordon said.

“In 2015, he claimed he was the largest mortgage broker in the country. The energy we put into trying the case, we will double that energy into collection. And we put a lot of effort into trying this case.”

Gill is the founder of The Mortgage Specialists, a large mortgage brokerage firm. Gill represented himself at the week-long trial, but left before a jury was picked. He called the proceeding a “criminal enterprise.”

After the verdict was announced, Gill took to social media, posting a statement on his ‘State of Corruption NH' Facebook page in which he said, “I know that there is massive corruption in all of our states. My purpose was to expose NH giving you the absolute evidence of the depth of corruption and to use NH as a domino to expose corruption in every state.”

“I have exposed politicians, judges and law enforcement with absolute evidence and witnesses,” Gill went on.

“I am not at that trial, it was a fix from the beginning.”

Read more in the New Hampshire Union Leader

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