GRETNA – A Jefferson Parish business is suing a pile driving company and its owners for allegedly accepting money embezzled by a deceased employee.
Environmental Improvements Incorporated of Louisiana filed suit against the estate of Margaret Drezins, Dmitri A. Derzins, Nicholas Drezins and Dmitri Pile Driving Inc. in the 24th Judicial District Court on May 1.
Environmental Improvements Incorporated of Louisiana claims that Margaret Drezins was its employee from 1995 until her death in 2012 and that during that time she embezzled funds from the company by charging the company’s credit card in the name of Dmitri Pile Driving as well as paying herself bonuses and additional salary.
The plaintiff alleges that the co-defendants Dmitri and Nicholas Drezins, along with Dmitri Pile Driving Inc. accepted payments and gifts including office equipment, pile driving equipment, golf equipment, website design, advertising, plane tickets, meals and trips that the they should have know were beyond Margaret’s means.
The defendant is accused of violating state law.
An unspecified amount in damages is sought for general and equitable relief, cost of the proceedings and expert fees.
Environmental Improvements Incorporated of Louisiana is represented by attorneys Phyllis C. Coci of Metairie and Duane D. Dunn of Harvey.
The case has been assigned to Division J Judge Stephen C. Grefer.
Case no. 726-533.