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Casino Operators Sued for Fraud Over Scheme to Cover $1M Gambling Equipment Debt


MIAMI, Feb. 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- An explosive federal lawsuit filed by a Miami-based manufacturer of casino equipment has sent shockwaves through the Caribbean's prized casino industry. The lawsuit, filed by Cueto Law Group, seeks millions in damages. The suit alleges that Sunny Group of Companies, one of the largest casino operators in the region, failed to pay for specialty gambling equipment it ordered from Multitech Games USA Inc.

Casino Operators Sued for Fraud Over Scheme to Cover $1M Gambling Equipment Debt.The lawsuit, seeking millions in damages, alleges that Sunny Group of Companies, one of the largest casino operators in the Caribbean, failed to pay for specialty gambling equipment it ordered from Miami gaming equipment manufacturer Multitech Games USA Inc.

In an attempt to defraud Multitech, the suit alleges that John Wallis and Sherry Persad arranged for Ms. Persad to travel to Miami, FL with counterfeit bank checks in a ruse to show that it intended to pay the outstanding gambling equipment debt. The scheme collapsed after Multitech's president discovered the fraud. In a court filing, the Trinidad-based Sunny Group did not deny the charges.

International business attorney Santiago Cueto of Cueto International Law Group was retained to handle the lawsuit. Cueto described the scheme as one of the most brazen he has ever seen: "[T]o come to the United States and walk past U.S. Customs and Border Patrol with undeclared counterfeit checks like this casino executive did was the ultimate gamble. The risk they took in clearing customs without being caught was absolutely reckless."  "Fortunately, my client uncovered the scheme and will prosecute the lawsuit to the fullest extent of the law," Cueto added.

While the original suit named only Sunny Group of Companies, Multitech has expanded the lawsuit to join all of the Sunny Group entities including naming John Wallis and Sherry Persad individually. 

The lawsuit is Multitech Games USA, Inc. v. Sunny Group of Companies, et al. Case No. 15-CV-20663 United States District Court, Southern District of Florida.

About: Cueto International Law Group, P.L. is a global law firm headed by international business attorney Santiago A. Cueto.  Cueto Law Group: "Representing International Business Clients from Boardroom to Courtroom." You can learn more about Cueto Law Group by visiting the firm's websites at www.CuetoLawGroup.com and www.InternationalBusinessLawAdvisor.com

Contact: Santiago A.  Cueto, 305-777-0377

 

SOURCE Cueto Law Group, P.L.



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