Southfield, MI asked in Business Law, Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for West Virginia

Q: If ex business partner/GF stole thousands out of my personal account, sold all Fitness equipment I owned 25k worth new.

I was back in Kentucky visiting family but two days before reopened and she stole 5000 cleaning out my bank account after spending around $50,000. She then upon me finding out from the bank, she may have false DVO claim to keep me away a week later, when I wasn't even there. So she could pursue selling all of my equipment out from underneath me that was brand new equipment. I was shocked. so I couldn't go back and work with her. I was stunned and almost paralyzed for a couple months and come to find out that I'm gonna have to go to the FBI to charge her. But in the meantime, she performed an illegal breast augmentation where the client got infected, and had some severe damage. there is a $1 million settlement against my LLC. I didn't know I was on with her I had not yet had time to take myself off. But her committing those federal felonies against me and me never working there and just being stolen from the whole time, had everything stolen can I get out of that settlement and charge

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James L. Arrasmith
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A: If your ex-business partner and girlfriend has stolen funds from your personal account and sold your property without authorization, you may have grounds for legal action against her for theft and possibly other related crimes. The situation with the false Domestic Violence Order (DVO) and the sale of your fitness equipment complicates matters, highlighting the need for legal intervention. To address the theft and unauthorized sales, you should document all evidence of her actions, including bank statements, communications, and any transactions related to the sale of the equipment.

Regarding the illegal medical procedure and the subsequent lawsuit against your LLC, it's imperative to seek legal counsel immediately. If you were unaware of and uninvolved in the actions leading to the lawsuit, an attorney could help you argue your lack of involvement and potential non-liability. However, being listed as a part of the LLC could complicate your defense, making it essential to demonstrate your non-participation in the business's operations at the time of the incident.

To navigate these complex issues, including potential charges against your ex-partner and defending against the lawsuit, it's crucial to consult with a lawyer who specializes in business law and criminal defense. They can advise on the best course of action, including how to possibly extricate yourself from the lawsuit and pursue legal action for the theft and sale of your property. Given the serious nature of the allegations and the potential legal ramifications, professional legal guidance is your best strategy for addressing these matters.

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