Mr. Finch has been in the process of rebuilding his life and career as an Arranger/Producer for many years now, and over time and through the financial support of his family and friends, an entire new catalog of music now exists which he has either written, co-written or produced/arranged with an array of artists he and his team have discovered and worked with over the past three years.
Five nominations on the 2010 Grammy Award First Round ballot for an album produced by Mr. Finch is tangible validation that his creative vision remains intact.
With numerous Spring production bookings, an impending tour for a Cleveland, OH band and several nationwide charitable affiliation projects underway, all was in line to be Mr. Finch’s comeback year. Those revenue generating possibilities are now gone, and a catastrophic economic hardship has taken their place.
With the above in mind, should you like to contribute towards Mr. Finch’s defense, please click on the DONATE BUTTON at the top of this page.
If you would prefer to send a check or money order, you may send it to:
Richard Finch Defense Fund
c/o Michael J. Connick
Connick & Associates Co. LPA
North Point Tower, Suite 1720
1001 Lakeside Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44114
All funds raised are being directed to Mr. Finch’s legal team. If you wish to keep your identity private, we are more than happy to oblige.
In response to numerous inquiries:
Please know that Mr. Finch is fine and that he is being treated extremely well and with the utmost of care, respect and professionalism.
Mr. Finch very much appreciates your love, prayers, and the kind and supportive messages you've all been leaving on the guest-book page... as well as the emails you've sent through the web site to be passed on to him... AND your cards and letters of support via snail mail from around the world... from family, personal friends and those in the Entertainment Industry... from the fans of both the classic hits and new music... from our artists, both young and old, past and present... and their families and fans... and from so many from the wonderful community of Licking County, OH.
Please be assured that Mr. Finch and his legal team are working diligently and confidently on this matter.
Updates from Mr. Finch's representatives will continue to be posted here on the web site.
MEMBERS OF THE PRESS:
On March 26, 2010, Mr. Finch engaged criminal defense counsel to represent him with respect to the pending allegations in Licking County, Ohio.
Mr. Michael J. Connick (Cleveland, OH) of Connick & Associates Co. LPA
Mr. Thomas J. Connick (Cleveland, OH) of Webster Dubyak & Weyls Co. LPA
As of this time, Mr. Finch’s attorneys are in the early stages of their investigation.
They would like to remind everyone that these are just allegations and that Mr. Finch is presumed innocent.
MEMBERS OF THE PRESS:
We appreciate your contact, but at this time, we have no comment.
We will let due process happen through the legal system and through that, we are sure Mr. Finch will be vindicated from these unfounded allegations.
Our thanks to the numerous fans, friends, artists and their families who are rallying in support of Mr. Finch - he very much appreciates your care and concern.
Any future statements will be issued by Mr. Finch's attorney at the appropriate time.
... and a note from Rick:
"Integrity in music... and in life. It's what we're striving for and it's rewarding to know that you recognize and celebrate our efforts.
Many blessings and much love to all... Rick Finch"