Ah, Bill Leonard.....
Many years ago I bought a "show" male puppy from Bill. The puppy arrived ill, absolutely terrified of everything, and was missing a testicle. As I had bought the puppy to show, and wanted to title in Schutzhund, I returned him before the contract deadline of 3 working days. The stories he told me! He was broke - if I could wait until the weekend, he was doing a breeding, would get a stud fee and promised he would return my money the week after. A month went by - another story. Three months went by - another story. Then Bill quit returning my calls and emails and wouldn't sign for my registered letters. Six months went by. I contacted the AKC, thinking that surely they didn't know that one of their honorable judges was misleading and lying to people, but "regretfully" the AKC "could do nothing." I contacted the State's Attorney and was told that I would have to hire a lawyer in the state Bill lived in, which was then New York. So I hired a lawyer, and the good lawyer put a lien on both the sire and dam of the puppy I returned, Bill's home, his airplane, and his business assets. It took another year, but I finally got my money back.
Moral of the Story:
1) IF YOU HAVE DONE BUSINESS WITH BILL LEONARD, HIRE A LAWYER.
2) IF YOU ARE CONSIDERING DOING BUSINESS WITH BILL LEONARD, RUN, RUN, RUN.
(NO, BILL, I HAVE NOT FORGOTTEN.)