John Bovery's Legal Problem

$1,850 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 70 people in 41 months
I have been encouraged to start this crowd funding campaign by supportive friends and family who believe there are other people who would also like to assist me as I fight my legal battle over the organizing of an office football pool. While starting this campaign is somewhat embarrassing on one hand, on the other hand I could really use any financial help I can get as I try to survive this ordeal. I have recently (3/15/2015) gone public with my story after 4.5 years of no progress with the legal system. 

All money donated will be used to either pay legal bills or assist me with personal expenses that are starting to accumulate because of my inability to secure employment these past 4.5 years, due to the pending criminal charges. I was a HS Math teacher at the time of my first arrest on 9/9/2010 (when law enforcement seized all of the pool money and also all of our personal money too) and I was subject to a second arrest (for reasons unclear) on 2/14/2011 where I was placed in jail for 25 nights and held on a 'cash only' bail of $250,000. 

I would also welcome any and all leads for potential employment that people may want to send my way, but to date I have found it impossible to secure a job because everyone I speak to wants to see a resolution to the legal mess - which has been very slow in coming.

I certainly understand why some people prefer to be anonymous on crowd funding websites but even if you decide to do that on the website, please consider sending me an email so that I know who donated what amount.  If I raise more money than I need, I would like to refund all donors the % of their donation which I did not use. If I do have unused donations and a donor remains completely anonymous, I will just donate that money to charity. 

If you decide to support my efforts you will helping all people who enjoy playing in pools and maybe we can clear up the vagueness in the law which seems to be a cloud over these pools. Hopefully through my efforts, nobody else will ever have to go through the horror of the past 4.5 years which my family has gone through - where the legal system has failed to provide me with a speedy trial.

You can read more about my story at this link to the recent newspaper article - - My personal contact info can be found at (bottom of the HOME page) and if you have any questions at all, please either email me at or call me on my cell. If you do not like to use a credit card (the required way by this site) please email me and I think we can find another way to handle this donation. Thank you in advance for reading this message and for assisting me during these difficult times.


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Raised by 70 people in 41 months
Created March 23, 2015
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