Defendants Fill Time
An occasional question among us is: “What are Price, Zaborsky, and Ward doing right now?” Of course, we would often ask this in the dark of the night, during the period the three defendants were still wearing those court-ordered electronic ankle bracelets that kept them under constant track, and when they were confined to their shared living space during the evenings. “What are they saying to each other, right now?” we’d ask in the night.
Which begs another question. What, exactly, do the three defendants do during the day? Seriously; now that they’re free from their ankle monitors, what are Joe Price, Victor Zaborsky and Dylan Ward doing with their time?
Let’s be clear. We’re not talking about staking out their residence and monitoring what Starbucks they go to (“extra foam on that?) But the question has merit in that these three men – who again strongly maintain their innocence – have been put in an awkward financial situation by this case.
Joe Price is most easily answered. Arent Fox, the firm were Joe Price made partner while only in his thirties, reports Mr. Price is on personal leave “…to address these personal matters,” effective October 31. The Arent Fox website has scrubbed Mr. Price’s bio, and simply lists his name search as “inactive attorney.” Fair enough. And also fair to consider that while Mr. Price isn’t billing any hours, his private contract with the firm as partner must still be winning him serious cash, even while “inactive.”
Victor Zaborsky is a bit more curious. As reported by the Washington Blade November 7, 2008, Mr. Price’s employer – the International Dairy Foods Association – said “…Zaborsky has not worked at the association since at least February.” IDFA spokesperson Peggy Armstrong added she did not know where Zaborsky was currently employed. Perhaps she should have opened her door. The IDFA is located at 1250 H Street NW, Suite 900. At present, Mr. Zaborsky has an active phone mail account with “MilkPEP”, a dairy p.r. group, located at – wait for it – 1250 H Street NW, Suite 950. Basically, allied groups. But while the IDFA says Zaborsky is long gone, his MilkPEP voice mail suggests otherwise:
And what of Dylan Ward? Schooled in a number of pursuits – foreign service, culinary arts, children’s author and Thai massage – Mr. Ward has been the hardest of to track down. A survey of DC area message boards and service sites fails to turn up any contact for massage therapy. A quick survey of the ‘net tells us Mr. Ward indeed had enough money to make a $1000 dollar contribution to the campaign of Sen. Hillary Clinton (curiously listed at the 1509 Swann Street address,) but where was, and is, his money coming from?
Anyone out there a client?
-Posted by Doug