HANFORD — A Washington state businessman is facing a third lawsuit over claims his company kept payments for work performed by subcontractors.
The Tri-City Herald reported Wednesday that a lawsuit says Kristopher Lapp pocketed $505,000 meant to pay for work in Hanford.
The latest lawsuit brings the claims by contractors against Lapp to more than $1.8 million.
The lawsuit filed this week in superior court by E2 Consulting Engineers says it provided staff for work on behalf of Lapp’s company, i-3 Global.
E2 Consulting asks the court to give power to a trust over accounts and assets of i-3 Global and Lapp related to the money the California company says it is owed.
A trial is scheduled for May 2020.
Lapp did not immediately respond to a request for comment.