A retired two-star normal is getting Rep. Patrick Fallon (R-Texas) and his wife to court docket around potential claims that may well involve fraud, breach of fiduciary duties and interference with contractual associations.
In 2008, retired Normal Timothy M. Haake and Fallon shaped Recon Sportswear & Jackets LLC to promote apparel in the Fort Benning market. Later on that yr, according to Haake’s petition to the court docket, each males, Recon Sportswear and an additional company referred to as American Airborne Shop entered into an agreement. Haake statements it promised him 10% interest in the two firms’ potential worth as effectively as 10% initial desire in any other entity Fallon may possibly later variety that targets the Fort Benning market place.
Just after Fallon was elected to Congress in November 2020, he reportedly provided to acquire out Haake’s interest in the corporations. The overture was part of Fallon’s attempt to liquidate his fascination in the companies and sell it to relatives members so he could comply with Home ethics procedures, Haake claims in the filing.
Fallon’s method led Haake to ask for an audit of both of those companies. Fallon refused to permit 1, according to the petition. As an alternative, Fallon explained Haake should be material with data he had already offered, which Haake known as “woefully insufficient for any significant examination.” Haake statements he also identified that Fallon experienced in fact fashioned three other businesses that carry out organization at Fort Benning.
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In May 2021, Fallon offered some unaudited money information, in accordance to Haake, and notified him that Fallon had transferred his ownership stake to his spouse, Susan. Haake statements that the conveyance violated their agreement, which necessary he be educated before any sale.
In a filing designed in Denton County, Texas district court on October 29, Haake statements he’s entitled to a 10% possession stake in all of Fallon’s corporations that focus on the Fort Benning marketplace, a professional-rated reduce of any distributions the companies designed to their house owners, as effectively as consulting charges. Haake is requesting that the court compel oral depositions from the Fallons. The dispute is not a lawsuit nevertheless. The allegations were brought forth in a petition for oral deposition just before accommodate. Really should the dispute go on, the likely following measures would be arbitration and then, maybe, a lawsuit.
Fallon sits on the Household Armed Companies Committee. His place of work did not straight away reply to inquiries.
Haake retired from the Army in 2006 and presently heads his very own consulting organization, which specializes in public regulation, coverage advocacy and governing administration procurement. He referred an inquiry about the situation to his attorney.