Employees & associates of The Janitorial Agency are prominently featured in YouTube videos promoting the business opportunities and franchise support of the Lansing, MI-based company.
Now they are also prominently featured in a class-action lawsuit claiming that they and their employer are running an unscrupulous scheme that preys on the hopes and dreams of would-be business owners.
The class-action lawsuit alleges that the defendant’s predatory investment scheme violated both the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) and Michigan’s Franchise Investment Law.
The defendants named in the lawsuit are:
THE JANITORIAL AGENCY CORP. (TJAC)
THE JANITORIAL AGENCY FRANCHISE SYSTEMS CORP (TJAFSC)
THE JANITORIAL AGENCY SYSTEMS CORP (TJASC)
STEPHEN CONNOR aka Steve Connor, co-founder, co-owner, and president
CHARLES CAREY aka Dan Carey co-founder, co-owner, and chief executive officer
LINDA SHELL, Administrative Supervisor
STACEY ARMSTRONG-CAREY, VP of franchise development and human resources
LISA WELLS, Web and Creative Designer
LISA HOESL, Executive Marketing Assistant
CAROL DAVIS, Technology Director
BRENT CHAPMAN, Franchise Director
JOE GAUTHIER, National Sales Director
AARON PFAU, Video Coordinator (Video Director)
CHRISTIAN SWANSON, Marketing Executive
DENISE SHATTUCK, Marketing and Account Manager
JAMES SMITH, Marketing Executive
MICHELLE SCHUMACHER, Account Executive
JONATHAN GLASS, Senior Writer, Public Relations
KYLE MAURER, Technology Director
ROSANNA ALDRICH, Marketing Assistant
SUE BOWERS, Training and Consulting Director
TIMOTHY BLACK, Marketing Executive
CALVIN RANDOLPH, Marketing Assistant (Executive Business Consultant)
LOVEDIE PIERRE, Marketing Assistant
JASON VAWTER, Business Consultant
DENNIS KOCSIS, VP of franchise development
BRANDEE LINDNER, Executive Assistant
MEGAN HUNT, Executive Assistant
KEN VAN EVERY, VP of the master franchise program, Operations Director
DAVE HARCUS, Marketing Executive
REGINA HINOJOSA, Executive Marketing Assistant
EVAN GRIFFITHS, Marketing Executive
GABE THEURER, Public Relations
JEFF LORENCEN, Marketing Executive
CALVIN RANDOLPH, Marketing Assistant
LOGAN SCHULTZ, Marketing Assistant
For more information on the allegations of the class-action lawsuit, read THE JANITORIAL AGENCY Franchise Lawsuit Alleges Fraud, Racketeering.
The lawsuit was filed July 10, 2013 in Michigan Western District Court by attorney Jonathan Fortman on behalf unit franchisees Walter Hollins of Michigan, Kemondie Patterson of Virginia, Rosa Pizzo of Florida, and “all others similarly situated in the United States of America whom have purchased a franchise(s) from The Janitorial Agency.”
Among other allegations, the class action lawsuit alleges that The Janitorial Agency, Connor, Carey, their affiliates, associates and employees violated the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization (“RICO”) Act, 18 U.S.C. § 1962(c).
If you believe you are a victim of The Janitorial Agency and would like information on possibly joining the class action suit, contact Fortman Law.
If you are a defendant, franchisee, employee, friend or associate of The Janitorial Agency and think the lawsuit is without merit, your comments are welcome.
The Janitorial Agency has been offered the chance to provide a rebuttal, clarification or other statement for publication on UnhappyFranchisee.Com.
Also read: THE JANITORIAL AGENCY Scam or No Scam?
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DISCLOSURE: The attorney discussed in this post, Jonathan Fortman, participates in our Franchise Attorney Directory.
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