RI Spring Flower and Garden Show Called out by Workers

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(KS) TI (KS) TIME NOW FOR EYEWITNESS NEWS CALL 12 FOR ACTION.

THERE'S NEW TROUBLE FOR THE OUT-OF- BUSINESS RHODE ISLAND SPRING FLOWER AND GARDEN SHOW.

(MM) AS EYEWITNESS NEWS CONSUMER REPORTER SUSAN CAMPBELL UNCOVERED.

SEVERAL PEOPLE ARE STILL WAITING TO BE PAID FOR THEIR WORK AT THE SHOW.

(SC) ONE OF THE SHOW'S GARDENERS TOLD ME.

HE WAS SUPPOSED TO BE PAID BY APRIL.

HE'S STILL WAITING.

SCOTT ROSE HAS HE'S SHOWED OFF HIS WORK AT THE RHODE ISLAND SPRING FLOWER AND GARDEN SHOW.

EVERY YEAR.

FOR THE PAST 11 YEARS.

This year here was the year we went with the biggest garden that we've done ROSE TELLS ME THAT 12- HUNDRED SQUARE FOOT GARDEN COST HIM.

BECAUSE HE'S OWED 2,337.

50.

ACCORDING TO HIS CONTRACT WITH FLOWER SHOW MANAGEMENT LTD.

THE COMPANY THAT RAN THE RHODE ISLAND SPRING FLOWER AND GARDEN SHOW.

THAT FINAL PAYMENT WAS DUE WITHIN 6 WEEKS OF THE CLOSE OF THE SHOW.

our contracts matter.

We're both signing parties.

We agree to do a job and we do the job.

He made us sign a contract saying we were going to provide a garden for the show and we did so now he needs to follow through and pay us.

MAURY RYAN.

THE PRESIDENT OF FLOWER SHOW MANAGEMENT LTD.

DECLINED TO SPEAK WITH ME ON CAMERA.

OVER THE PHONE HE CONFIRMED THERE ARE QUOTE 'LOTS OF PEOPLE' WHO ARE OWED MONEY FROM THE SHOW.

HE SAYS.

THERE'S SIMPLY NO MONEY TO PAY THEM.

RYAN ADDED.

THE SHOW LOST ABOUT 100-THOUSAND DOLLARS THIS YEAR.

BECAUSE OF BAD WEATHER AND COMPETITION FROM OTHER SHOWS.

IN JUNE.

THE RHODE ISLAND BUILDERS ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCED IT PURCHASED THE N I ASKED IF RYAN HAS ANY PLANS TO PAY THE PEOPLE WHO ARE OWED MONEY.

HE TOLD ME NO.

NOT UNLESS HE FINDS A BUYER FOR THE RHODE ISLAND FLOWER AND GARDEN SHOW.

I ALSO ASKED IF HE OR HIS BUSINESS WERE PLANNING TO FILE FOR BANKRUPTCY.

HE AGAIN.

TOLD ME NO.

WE CONFIRMED THROUGH FEDERAL COURT FILINGS.

THERE ARE NO BANKRUPTCY CASES INVOLVING RYAN OR THE BUSINESS.

(SC) AS WE REPORTED IN JUNE.

RYAN SOLD THE SHOW'S NAME TO THE RHODE ISLAND HOME SHOW WHICH IS RUN BY THE RHODE ISLAND BUILDERS ASSOCIATION.

THE GROUP SAID ITS SHOW IN 2017 WILL INCLUDE THE GARDEN AND FLOWER CATEGORIES.

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SUSAN CAMPBELL – EYEWITNESS NEWS.

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