Local home makeover company sued for allegedly improperly spending funds

By Max Schramel | Feb 19, 2015

NEW ORLEANS – A local home makeover company is being sued for allegedly mismanaging funds.

NEW ORLEANS – A local home makeover company is being sued for allegedly mismanaging funds.

Cornell Pendleton filed suit against Darrell Monconduit and Extreme Home Makeover of New Orleans Inc. in the Orleans Parish Civil District Court on Nov. 21.

Beginning on Aug. 22, 2009, Extreme Home Makeover Inc. allegedly distributed a check to Pendleton in the sum of $9,000, signed by a member of the defendant company, Darrell Monconduit. That check, and subsequent checks, were allegedly refused and returned.

The largest of these checks was issued on Oct. 2, 2009, in the amount of $39,500, and personally signed by defendant Monconduit., the suit says. For a second time, the check allegedly failed to clear the bank and was returned. These checks continued to be sent to the plaintiff over the next three months beginning from Oct. 20, 2009 through Dec. 20, 2009.

“Defendant Darrell Monconduit, continued to spend the funds of the corporation, thereby increasing the corporation's insolvency when they knew or should known that the corporation was devoid of any funds that would allow it to make good on the debts it owed to the plaintiff as well as others," the filing states.

On Dec. 7, 2009, the plaintiff ordered via certified mail compensation for all of the checks issued by the defendants, which has not been met, the suit says.

The plaintiff claims the defendants are liable for “damages of twice the amount so owing, but in no case less than one hundred dollars plus attorney fees and court costs.”

The plaintiff is represented by Edwin M. Shorty Jr. and Nathan M. Chiantella of Edwin M. Shorty Jr. & Associates A Professional Law Corporation.

The case has been assigned to Div. F Judge Christopher J. Bruno.

Case no. 2014-11237.

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