John Angelos, Orioles CEO retakes control of team to the detriment of brother, suit claims

Baltimore Orioles In a lawsuit, John Angelos, the CEO of the company was accused of seizing control at the expense Lou and defying Peter.

Peter Angelos was the Orioles' first owner in 1993. However, his public role has declined in recent years. He turns 93 next month.

John Angelos, the club's chairman is also its CEO. Lou and Peter are listed on the website as members of the limited partnership group. Lou Angelos claimed that John attempted to seize control of the estate of their father while leaving Lou out in a Baltimore County Circuit Court lawsuit.

The suit stated that Peter Angelos was disabled in 2018. “John took a series of steps shortly thereafter to gain complete control over the assets of Mr. Angelos. This was done by manipulating his mother Mrs. Georgia Angelos (now eighty-years old), and thereby bending his will.

Lou Angelos, the plaintiff in the suit. John and Georgia Angelos were named as defendants.

The suit claims that Peter Angelos underwent surgery after his 2017 aortic valve failure. He also executed a durable power of attorney and a trust revocable in his name.

The suit stated that “a principal purpose of these documents was ensured that Mr. Angelos’ sons worked together in support their mother, shared decision making and enjoyed equal inheritance rights.” “Mr. Angelos never intended for one son to have full control over his estate and exclude his other son.”

John Angelos was accused of trying to undermine Georgia Angelos confidence in Lou and to exclude from Orioles business matters.

According to the suit, “The corrupting impact of John's actions had been to completely frustrate Mr. Angelos’ intentions.” “John intends that he retains absolute control over the Orioles – to manage, sell, or, if desired, move to Tennessee (where his wife's career and home are based) – without having to answer any questions.”

The suit did not address whether there is any likelihood that the team will move. Although it did state that Mrs. Angelos believed that selling the team was in the trust's best interests, John Angelos tried to stop that.

In the lawsuit, it is also claimed that John Angelos fired Brady Anderson, an Orioles outfielder, in 2019 as part of a broader effort to get rid of anyone who opposed his actions. Anderson, who had spent nearly all of his 15-year playing life with Baltimore, was now a vice president for baseball operations.

When asked Friday if John Angelos or the Orioles had any responses, they declined to comment.

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