Ore. businessman sues Dudley over island estate



PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The owner of an estate on an island in Oswego Lake has sued former Republican candidate for governor and professional basketball player Chris Dudley over the terms of a loan.

The Oregonian reports that Jerry Stubblefield, the 70-year-old founder of Avia athletic footwear, claims that Dudley tried to change the terms of a $3.75 million loan to collect an extra $1 million.

The loan went toward helping Stubblefield save his 13,500-square-foot home from foreclosure.

Before the lawsuit, Stubblefield supported Dudley in his run for governor, donating $1,000 to the 2010 campaign and allowing Dudley to hold a $10,000-per-couple campaign fundraiser on the island property.

Dudley’s attorney was not available for comment Thursday.


Information from: The Oregonian, http://www.oregonlive.com