Baltimore Orioles CEO John Angelos was accused in a lawsuit this week of seizing management of the workforce on the expense of his brother, Lou — and in defiance of their father, Peter’s, needs.
Peter Angelos turned the Orioles’ proprietor in 1993, however his public position has diminished lately and he turns 93 subsequent month.
John Angelos is the membership’s chairman and CEO, with Peter and Lou listed on the workforce’s web site as a part of its restricted partnership group. In a lawsuit filed Thursday in Baltimore County Circuit Court docket, Lou Angelos stated John has tried to take management of their father’s property whereas excluding Lou.
“In 2018, [Peter] Angelos turned disabled,” the go well with stated. “Shortly thereafter, John launched into a collection of steps to arrogate to himself full management over Mr. Angelos’ property. He completed this by manipulating his mom, Mrs. Georgia Angelos, who’s now eighty years previous, thereby bending her to his will.”
Lou Angelos is the plaintiff within the lawsuit. John and Georgia Angelos are defendants.
In keeping with the go well with, Peter Angelos had surgical procedure after his aortic valve failed in 2017. Round then, he executed a revocable belief and sturdy energy of legal professional.
“A precept function of those paperwork was to make sure that Mr. Angelos’ sons labored collectively in help of their mom, shared decision-making and loved equal rights of inheritance,” the go well with stated. “Mr. Angelos by no means supposed that one son ought to wield management over his property to the exclusion of his different son.”
The go well with accuses John Angelos of working to undermine Georgia Angelos’ confidence in Lou, and to exclude him from the Orioles’ enterprise issues.
“The corrupting impact of John’s actions has been to completely frustrate Mr. Angelos’ intentions,” the go well with stated. “John intends to keep up absolute management over the Orioles — to handle, to promote or, if he chooses, to maneuver to Tennessee [where he has a home and where his wife’s career is headquartered] — with out having to reply to anybody.”
The go well with did not elaborate on whether or not there’s any important probability of the workforce transferring. It did declare Mrs. Angelos felt it was within the belief’s greatest curiosity to promote the workforce — however that John Angelos has tried to forestall that.
The lawsuit additionally claims that in 2019, John Angelos ordered former Orioles outfielder Brady Anderson fired as a part of an effort to take away individuals who would oppose his actions. Anderson, who spent nearly all of his 15-year taking part in profession with Baltimore, had returned to the group and develop into a vice chairman of baseball operations.
The Orioles declined to remark Friday when requested if the workforce or John Angelos had any response.