OMAHA, Neb. (Legal Newsline) – A Nebraska corporation is alleged to have not paid penalties to the state for environmental violations and instead fraudulently transferred assets.
The state of Nebraska filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the District of Nebraska against Stabl Inc., Lant Inc., Leon Johnson and Ann Johnson alleging that they violated the Nebraska Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff was awarded a judgment of $2,285,874 to be divided equally between Nebraska and the U.S. from litigation involving environment issues against Stabl. The plaintiff holds Stabl Inc., Lant Inc., Leon Johnson and Ann Johnson responsible because defendant Stabl allegedly fraudulently transferred assets totaling at least $8 million to defendants Lant and the Johnsons in an attempt to avoid paying penalties to the state under the Clean Water Act and Nebraska Environmental Protection Act.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks declaration that the transfers of money totaling at least $8 million were fraudulent; judgment voiding the transfers of money; judgment against Leon Johnson, Ann Johnson and Lant Inc. in the amount of $1,142,937 each; appoint a receiver to take charge of the assets, costs in this action and grant the state such further relief as the court deems just and proper. It is represented by Douglas J. Peterson, Justin D. Lavene and Emily K. Rose of Attorney General's Office, State of Nebraska in Lincoln.
U.S. District Court for the District of Nebraska Case number 8:16-cv-351