Hotel Exec Must Face Suit Over $850K First Farmers Payment

Law360, New York (January 10, 2017, 7:53 PM EST) -- An Illinois federal judge on Tuesday refused to dismiss an offshoot of the $179 million First Farmers Financial fraud, in which the receiver managing the scam's aftermath accused a hospitality company executive of collecting an undeserved $850,000 from the loan company’s owner.

U.S. District Judge Amy J. St. Eve refused Shamir Patel’s attempt to escape the suit, finding that even though he lives in Florida and has no real connections to Illinois, federal receivership laws give the Illinois court jurisdiction over the case. Judge St. Eve...
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