2 New Lawsuits Filed Against Former Sheriff Crish
Mar 03, 2017 10:54 AM EST
Former Allen County Sheriff Sam Crish continues to be wrangled in legal troubles as two more lawsuits are filed against him this month. John R. Brownell and Gary P. Richardson, each has filed lawsuits against Crish on late Wednesday, where attorneys have met to discuss his existing lawsuits.
According to Lima News, Brownell, of Lima, the business owner of A to Z Jewelry and Coin Exchange at 3350 S. Dixie Highway, said Crish took several personal loans from him starting 2013. Crish initially made payments, the lawsuit states.
On May 8, 2015, Crish signed a document itemizing the outstanding loans and cash advances he owed, which totaled $21,321. Crish has not made any payment since that time and Brownell now wants his money owed plus attorney fees, according to the lawsuit.
Meanwhile, Richardson, of Harrod, alleges Crish formed a limited liability company that he entered into a partnership agreement with on May 7, 2010. The lawsuit says Richardson said he invested $25,000 in exchange for 25 percent ownership in Crish Enterprise.
However, on Oct. 17, 2014, Richardson has not received any payments from Crish or the company since the last payment of $1,500. Richardson further said, according to the lawsuit, that the business has been sold but no proper accounting details were provided to Richardson.
Richardson now wants 25 percent of the profits from the time of signed partnership and 25 percent of the sale proceeds. He also wants profits or losses record of the business since he was involved and wants payment for any money owed per their agreement, or in the alternative, the $25,000 he invested in the partnership plus attorney fees, according to the lawsuit.
Crish, who resigned as sheriff one month ago, has revealed that he has a gambling problem and is currently receiving treatment despite being faced with at least 5 lawsuits. According to Hometown Stations, the first 3 lawsuits have been scheduled for May 9.