|Ambassador Otto Reich|
(1) Leopoldo Alejandro Betancourt Lopez
(2) Pedro José Trebbau Lopez
(3) Francisco D'Agostino Casado
|Leopoldo Alejandro Betancourt Lopez|
It is further charged that the defendants' company, Derwick Associates, which does not have the capability to complete these projects, sub-contracts the work out to others. The defendants, in essence, earn obscene profits, strictly for their connection to corrupt government officials, making them Politically Exposed Persons (PEPs), by even the most strict definition of that term.
|Pedro Jose Trebbau Lopez|
Additionally, it is charged that the defendants libeled and defamed Ambassador Reich, and in doing so tortiously interfered with his business relationships with clients and prospective clients.
The precise counts are:
(A) Civil RICO.
(B) Tortious Interference with Prospective Economic Advantage.
(C) Trade Libel and Defamation.
(D) Civil Conspiracy.
The plaintiff is seeking $2m in damages, punitive damages, and attorneys' fees.
* Case No.: 13-cv-5307 (SDNY).