Koch Sued for False Imprisonment

Talk about giving your family a bad name. William Koch, the billionaire brother of Tea Party funders and Romney supporters David and Charles Koch, has been sued by a former senior executive at his Oxbow energy company for false imprisonment. Kirby Martensen has alleged he was held hostage for two days at Koch’s remote ranch in Colorado, after Koch discovered Martensen’s concern over the company’s plan to evade taxes. Martensen said he was brought to Koch’s ranch on false pretenses and was questioned. The complaint filed Thursday in San Francisco federal court says Koch “implemented a plan to intimidate and discredit” Martensen in order to keep him from spilling the company’s secrets and “damage his credibility.”