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What does a girl love more than lip gloss and watching the recruits of the Edmonton Police Department train in the park down the street from her house? Drama, that’s what.

Former Edmonton Oilers owner Peter Pocklington has been arrested on a two-count indictment. Pocklington is charged with making false statements in bankruptcy and making false oaths and accounts. Allegedly, he failed to mention his two bank accounts and storage units. Oops.

How in the name of Gainers Foods does one forget about two bank accounts and storage units when you claim $20 million in debt but assets of only $2,900.? I know when my bank balance is dropping I make plans to hit the streets and make more the old-fashioned way: busking, you sickos.

I’ve never been a fan of Pocklington. In fact, I’ve thought of him to be a self-righteous, self-serving turd burglar. Looks like I was right. This scandal has me stuck to the Internets like OJ to a Bronco. Maybe Peter should have kept Eva Pocklington’s $150,000 diamond ring rather than giving it to Nelson Skalbania back in 1976. Poor Eva. Not to worry, he replaced it later in the ’90s with one equally gaudy. I had the pleasure of seeing this ring up close once upon a time. Eva was once a client at the downtown hair salon where I worked. Spoiler alert: Eva isn’t a natural blonde. Gasp!

If you haven’t had a laugh today, may I suggest a world-wide-web trip to Mr. Pocklington’s website. It’s at www.peterpocklington.com you can receive advice on “The Business of Business”. “Thoughts on Business” and “Laws of Business”. Be sure to have a pen handy you’re going to write some of this stuff down.

Pocklington is scheduled to make his first appearance in United States District Court in Riverside, California Wednesday afternoon. If convicted, Pocklington would face a statutory maximum 10-year sentence.

Finally, victory is ours for trading The Great One.

  • Chris

    Thank You Karma! I wish nothing but the worst for Pocklington. A sports franchise is more than a business… it is a philanthropic venture. The Oilers would have won an additional 3-5 cups if it weren't for that self centered, greasy, sleazeball!

  • Deep Oil

    bobchamp wrote:

    Checked out peterpocklington.com and under Peter Pocklington’s thoughts on sports it says “Sending Wayne Gretsky to the L.A. Kings was a loss.”
    Misspelling Gretzky?!!! No wonder he’s going to jail!

    Eva types out his website for him as he suffers from dyslexia – they no longer have a maid, cook and car service as they did in Edmonton – very small kitchen for a house that big – only visited the place once on a social note to chat with Gerald Ford – private dinner.

    Pucks house here in town was purchased by an oral surgeon (name withheld), first offer was rejected by
    ATB – then settled on a higher price – great deal at the time and with the improvements / renovations…
    it is pretty cozy now.

  • dw

    For those of you who haven't had the chance to witness just how much of a scumbag Mr. Pocklington actually is, read the story from the Report on Business from back in December that gives the entire backdrop to his arrest earlier this week. Follow the link below:

    http://business.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20081219.rmpuck1218/BNStory/specialROBmagazine/home

    There are special reserved corners of hell for guys like him.

  • mjsh

    I actually feel very sad for Pocklington. There is no doubt in my mind that he was and likely still is very shady in his business dealings. I heard lots of stories in the old days about Westown Ford. No matter how unethical he was/is it still makes me sad to see an old man go to jail.

  • Deep Oil wrote:

    Pucks house here in town was purchased…great deal at the time and with the improvements / renovations…
    it is pretty cozy now.

    Anyone know the address/neighbourhood? I wouldn't mind knowing where the most infamous p**ck (and that's not puck) in Edmonton used to live.

  • Deep Oil

    Chris wrote:

    Thank You Karma! I wish nothing but the worst for Pocklington. A sports franchise is more than a business… it is a philanthropic venture. The Oilers would have won an additional 3-5 cups if it weren’t for that self centered, greasy, sleazeball!

    Gretzky was walking out the door on his steam, but your quote is somewhat accurate – most players just left for more money or were traded to cut costs…. Messier (trade to NY), Weight (st.louis), Kurri (italy), coffey (prior trade), anderson and fuhr (toronto trade)….

    The hockey team was used a financial instrument to srtip
    the monies of other assets such as Gainers and Palms to the Oilers and then out a personal salary shareholders loans – a great tax dodge if surrending the team is the end game to the primary lender (ATB). Palm used to cut a cheque every month to the oil – whule PUCK got subsidies.

  • Deep Oil

    nutsandgum wrote:

    Deep Oil wrote:
    Pucks house here in town was purchased…great deal at the time and with the improvements / renovations…
    it is pretty cozy now.
    Anyone know the address/neighbourhood? I wouldn’t mind knowing where the most infamous p**ck (and that’s not puck) in Edmonton used to live.

    I will have that for you later….just have to touch base with my Villenueve sources in regards to whether souray is playing.

  • Robin Brownlee

    Jonathan Willis wrote:

    Pocklington is a liar, cheat, fraud, and a whole other list of bad names.
    I love how he transferred a whole bunch of assets to his wife right before declaring bankruptcy – making it almost impossible for his creditors to get their money back.
    Hopefully the U.S. justice system nails him. He richly deserves it.

    I'm checking with Peter's accountant to see if there's some numbers that make him look like a totally misunderstood guy who really isn't THAT bad.

  • Amber McCormick

    @ nutsandgum:
    I believe he live in the house near St. George crescent in the Glenora neighborhood. It's a gated property looking out over the river valley

  • dw

    @ Amber McCormick:
    When Pocklington lived there it wasn't fenced. My brother and I would go there once a winter and do snow angels in his yard.

    I thought that Pat Bowden (owner of the Denver Broncos) lived there after Pocklington moved out of Edmonton. Can anyone confirm?

  • Chris

    mjsh wrote:

    it still makes me sad to see an old man go to jail.

    It makes me sad to see an old man unable to retire thanks to Pocklington raiding his pension plan.

  • Greg MC

    Pokie Reddik wrote:

    Edmonton owes Peter, with out him there would be no Oilers, and most of the “reporters” would not have a job. Be grateful for him.

    True, but he is still a waste of skin.

  • Scott C. Booschock

    dw wrote:

    @ Amber McCormick:
    When Pocklington lived there it wasn’t fenced. My brother and I would go there once a winter and do snow angels in his yard.
    I thought that Pat Bowden (owner of the Denver Broncos) lived there after Pocklington moved out of Edmonton. Can anyone confirm?

    Lawyer lives there now, Jake Chadi

  • Travis Dakin

    Robin Brownlee wrote:

    Jonathan Willis wrote:
    Pocklington is a liar, cheat, fraud, and a whole other list of bad names.
    I love how he transferred a whole bunch of assets to his wife right before declaring bankruptcy – making it almost impossible for his creditors to get their money back.
    Hopefully the U.S. justice system nails him. He richly deserves it.
    I’m checking with Peter’s accountant to see if there’s some numbers that make him look like a totally misunderstood guy who really isn’t THAT bad.

    AHAHAHAH BURN! good one.