Judge Fahlgren Sets Contempt Hearing for Ragucci

By Adam Kaufman
Legal Analyst
July 28, 2021

Historic Nassau County Courthouse, Centre Street, Fernandina Beach, FL

As a result of a hearing held on Friday, July 23, 2021, Circuit Court Judge Steven M. Fahlgren ordered Nassau Terminals, LLC and Christopher Ragucci, its CEO, to produce documents requested by Fernandina Beach resident  “Chip” Ross pursuant to the Florida Public Records Act within 48 hours.  

Nassau Terminals and Ragucci have failed to comply. On Tuesday, July 27, 2021 Ross filed a Motion in Circuit Court to hold Nassau Terminals in civil contempt.

Mid-day on Wednesday July 28, 2021 Judge Fahlgren issued an Order directing Nassau Terminals and Ragucci to appear in person before him to determine whether that failure “justifies the imposition of sanctions for indirect criminal contempt” and/or civil contempt as alleged by Ross.

The Order notes that punishment may include fine or incarceration.

The Contempt Hearing is scheduled for Monday August 2, 2021 at 1:30 p.m. at the Historic Court House on Centre Street.

The Order to Show Cause is reproduced below:

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