Wilton Station Condo Threatens SFGN with Legal Action
Peggy Kennedy, Wilton Station’s board president, called SFGN’s CEO on Feb. 19 and threatened to sue SFGN, and that she wouldn’t be the only one.
In a big picture sense, Kennedy is displeased with SFGN’s recent coverage of a protest in front of Wilton Station, an upper-class condominium complex in Wilton Manors, where she acts as the president of the board. Since February 2012, SFGN has been covering an alleged Ponzi scheme that targeted many Wilton Station residents, victims of whom many singled out property manager Janet Ellis as complicit in the scheme.
The protest comprised Michael Nunnenkamp - one of the alleged victims of the scheme - wheeling himself up to Wilton Station’s front sidewalk and holding signs calling Janet Ellis and her father Jim Ellis a thief.
The victims claimed that Janet Ellis would host community parties at Wilton Station and local bars. At these events, she would invite her father Jim Ellis, who would then set up meetings with George Elia, who’s currently in jail and facing almost two centuries in prison for fraud.
It’s no wonder Kennedy doesn’t like the press, since Wilton Station and its board have vehemently defended Janet Ellis since the beginning. She wasn’t the president when the controversy began, but took over after former board president Stanley Howard (who always refused to speak to SFGN) resigned - a week before Jim Ellis pleaded guilty.