Julio Jones sued by hashish firm alleging fraud, cash laundering

Tennessee Titans wide receiver Julio Jones is being sued by a cannabis company in connection with alleged fraud and money laundering, according to court documents The Tennessean received late Tuesday night.

Genetixs, a California-based cannabis company, filed a lawsuit in the Los Angeles County Superior Court on July 21, which named Jones, his former Atlanta Falcons teammate, Roddy White, and White’s firm, SLW Holdings, among the defendants. SLW Holdings is one of the five members of Genetixs.

The lawsuit alleges that the defendants illegally administered and operated the Genetixs facility and have not reported any cannabis sales since March 2021. Genetixs estimates that about $ 3 million a month in cannabis has been harvested and illegally sold since then.

Jones and White, who were teammates with the Falcons from 2011 to 2015, are accused of working with a man named John Van Beek and his son Shaun Van Beek to run a black market cannabis operation through the Genetixs facility. Jones and White had invested in Genetixs, according to the documents through White’s SLW Holdings.

John Van Beek was hired by Genetixs in March 2020 as the on-site manager and operator of its rented facility in Desert Hot Springs, California. He is accused of breach of contract, failure to report cannabis sales and failure to provide the company with budgets, bills, expenses and other paperwork, according to the lawsuit.

A government inspection of the facility found numerous violations and John Van Beek was fired in March 2021.

The Van Beeks allegedly disabled cameras in the facility while it was in operation and at some point prevented a new manager from entering, the complaint said.

Without the consent of Genetixs, the defendants are accused of having given up the facility and handed over the premises to the landlord. They “stole, removed and abused Genetixs cannabis” from 22 crops and allegedly damaged machinery, equipment and other valuables, property valued at millions of dollars, the documents said.

Among others, Jones, White, the Van Beeks and other defendants are sued:

  • Conspiracy to cheat
  • Change
  • Violation of the duty of loyalty
  • Aid to breach of duty of loyalty and fraud
  • Violation of the member’s duty of good faith
  • Unjustified enrichment
  • accounting
  • Exemption from assessment
  • Civil conspiracy to commit fraud
  • Injunctive relief

Genetixs calls for general, criminal and exemplary claims for damages and injunctive relief.

The Titans were not immediately available for comment late Tuesday night.

The Titans acquired Jones in a deal with the Falcons last month, a move that gives Tennessee a dynamic offensive on paper for 2021. 32-year-old Jones, a two-time all-pro selection of the first team and seven-time professional bowler, established himself with the Falcons (2011-20) as one of the best wide receivers of his generation in a decade.

Jones was number 6 overall in Atlanta in 2011.

Ben Arthur reports on the Tennessee Titans for the USA TODAY Network. Contact him at barthur@gannett.com and follow him on Twitter at @benyarthur.

NYC Sued Over Union-Fashion Quick Meals Employee Protections

Law360 (Jun 1, 2021, 5:12 p.m. EDT) – Restaurant associations are suing New York City for blocking two new laws that would provide non-union fast food workers with union protection from dismissal for no good cause or legitimate business reason. say that they are anticipated and unconstitutional by the Federal Labor Act.

The New York State Restaurant Association and the Restaurant Law Center, an independent organization affiliated with the national restaurant trade group, said in a lawsuit on Friday that the laws signed by Mayor Bill de Blasio in January were against the National Labor Relations Act and the US violate the Constitution.

“The laws intervene in one area in the collective bargaining process …

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Offset sued over misplaced Bentley rental | Leisure

Offset is sued over a lost Bentley rental.

The Migos rapper, who has two-year-old daughter Kulture Kiari with his wife Cardi B, was accused by the Platinum Transportation Group of failing to return one of the new Bentley cars they rented him in spring 2020 after allegedly failing to return stopped paying rent, claiming he did not know where the vehicle was.

According to TMZ, the LA-based luxury rental company signed a deal with Offset in May to rent a new 2020 Bentley Bentayga for a few days at just under $ 600 per day.

Offset then allegedly pushed the rental period further, and a new contract was signed to keep the vehicle renting until the end of July.

However, PTG claims that Offset told them after July 4th that they did not have the car, did not know who last had the car or where the car was.

The rental company also claims that the MotorSport hitmaker, who is also the father of Jordan, 11, Kody, 5, and Kaela (also 5) from previous relationships, stopped paying for the car after his rental contract on Jan. July expired the fact that he had not returned the car.

PTG says they filed a police report and want to sue Offset for major damage. They claim they lost more than $ 100,000 in lack of revenue because they couldn’t rent the Bentley.

Offset’s car problems arise after his wife, rapper Cardi B, surprised him with a brand new Lamborghini two months ago.

The ‘WAP’ hitmaker splashed the money on an Aventador SVJ 63 Roadster for Offset’s 29th birthday in December and brought it back somewhere between $ 573,000 and $ 600,000.

Arkansas legal professional normal sued, allegedly misused taxpayer cash

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – One lawsuit alleges that Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge misused her office to promote her political endeavors and illegally use tax dollars.

The lawsuit filed Friday in the Pulaski County Circuit Court in Little Rock alleged Rutledge exceeded her authority by filing failed lawsuits reversing the results of the Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin presidential elections, as well as promoting media outlets about the services your office speaks, supports.

“Rutledge … served as the Arkansas state attorney general in highly partisan political activity to promote her political standing and promote her own political ambitions at the expense of Arkansas taxpayers,” the lawsuit said.

Rutledge denies the allegations and calls them politically motivated, said spokeswoman Stephanie Sharp.

“The attorney general has the discretion to act on behalf of the people of Arkansas. This is a frivolous lawsuit and we will ask that it be dismissed, ”Sharp told the Arkansas Democrat Gazette.

The lawsuit seeks to prohibit Rutledge from transgressing her authority and repaying approximately $ 1.7 million for media advertising.

Rutledge, a Republican who was first elected in 2014 and reelected in 2018, has announced plans to run for governor in 2022.

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