Friday, December 23, 2016

And Now a Word about the Uppity Sweetwater Plantation Owner

Almost anyone can have almost anything in life if they’re willing to give up enough…you know, things like integrity, friends, family. Need money? File false insurance claims. Or use others’ names for lines of credit. Or simply don’t pay bills to those who don’t have the resources to take you to court. Easy, isn’t it?

Want to feel better about yourself? There’s no need to actually accomplish anything worthwhile in life. You can just put others down so that you’re automatically lifted higher by comparison—sort of like shopping at Walmart when you’re feeling ugly and dowdy.

People who behave this way are called sociopaths. We’ve certainly written enough here about such people, usually “bad boys.” We’ve also written about two such women. One is currently in the court system in four Alabama counties and claiming mental illness for all her problems in life. She may be correct in that claim, but she has hurt countless individuals and essentially stolen thousands of dollars from the taxpayers of Alabama.

The second woman is a former Shoals resident who has been involved in dubious business deals her entire life in order to live a lavish lifestyle. Now it seems many of her airborne castles are crumbling.



After listing the Weeden Home and the surrounding Sweetwater Plantation for nine million dollars several years ago, owner Susan Leigh Smithson has been uncharacteristically quiet in recent times. Now she’s listed the historical…and valuable…estate for only four million. Why? A reader sent us this:

If you want to read into something interesting go look up the civil RICO case Smithson is fighting in Atlanta that mandated the sale of this property.

King & Spalding is the firm that brought the case against Smithson on behalf of a seamstress who's identity Smithson hijacked to open lines of credit for her "business" that changes names more often than a normal person changes underwear. Her counsel, Donald Cook, has recently been sanctioned and fined a hefty sum for his involvement in covering up her illegal activity.

She's an awful human being who has ruined the lives of countless people including her own family and despite countless attempts to bring her to justice she has successfully eluded all of them. Why the federal government hasn't stepped in at this point to cart her off to jail is beyond me.

Susan’s business in the fashionable Atlanta suburb of Buckhead isn’t doing so well either:

Smithson says someone stole her identity when they published the above FB message. We’re guessing Smithson found out that it was a civil matter (several individuals in the Shoals found out the same when some of Smithson’s cronies used their names on blogs to sully their character), so she added a criminal element of assault.

No matter Smithson’s racial beliefs or interest/non-interest in historical preservation, if a court is making Smithson sell property in order to pay debts, she will sell Sweetwater plantation. The land is designated commercial, and whatever business, or church, purchases the land, the old home will be razed.

At one time there was a group of local citizens attempting to raise money to purchase the plantation, but they haven’t been active in some time. Can the Weeden Home be saved? Don’t bet the rent.

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