Contraversary seems to follow Luann de Lesseps’ soon-to-be ex husband Tom D’Agostino!
A lawsuit filed by the NYC playboy’s former business partner, Frederick J. Keitel, accuses Tom, his father Thomas, and brother Jonathan, of fraud.
Although filed in 2012, litigation for the case is still underway and Frederick claims that Tom was fired from his company, “Workflow“ when the Board of Directors became aware that he was involved in:
“fraudulent activating, including the diversion of significant projects and funds from the company to his personal use.”
The company proposed an out of court settlement in the amount of “$1,200,000.00,” from Tom and his father. The men agreed and promised Frederick they would use money from their joint company to reimburse Workflow.
However, instead of keeping their commitment.
“the payments [made by their joint company] were actually used by the D’Agostinos to reimburse Workflow for their own personal wrongdoings, including illegal and fraudulent activity.” Frederick alleges.
To add insult to injury — Frederick claims that the men used funds from their joint company to start a new company, Smart Source LLC — which Tom is listed as president/CEO and his father holds the position of chairman.
He also accuses the father/son duo of using false information to secure mortgages in the company’s name — resulting in “more than $150,000 in interest penalties.”
Frederick asked the court to enter a judgment against Tom’s dad “for damages in excess of $10,000,000.00, plus interest, costs and attorney’s fees.”
The D’Agostinos deny the allegations and filed a countersuit. They claim Frederick was in the wrong, and asked the court to dissolve their joint company and to appoint a new General Partner in Frederick’s absence.
LuAnn de Lesseps’ marriage to Tom D’Agostino ended in less than a year. The pair filed jointly for divorce in Sag Harbor, Long Island, in August 2017 after a tumultuous romance plagued with rumors of infidelity and fighting.
Apparently, the NYC businessman not only cheats in relationships but in business as well. Sounds like Luann dodged a bullet!