I was hired by Brett Fogle as an Indpendent Contractor. After fulfilling my end of our Agreement and providing services as contracted, Mr. Fogle and his team of unsrupulous business associates have refused to pay me what I am rightfully due (upwards of $4,000).
I have filed a small claims suit of course, but Mr. Fogle simply "dissolved" the business and is hiding behind the LLC status in order to remove himself from the case and is accepting no responsibility despite the fact that he contacted me, negotiated the terms of my agreement and signed my contract. He is fully aware my invoices were submitted prior to the "dissolution"of the company but places blame on his partners "CFO" Joe Frontiera and "Forex" Joe Atkins stating he has no control and he is a victim in all of this as well.
Really? I wonder if he felt like a victim when he took his share of a very large Partner draw leaving one of said business "insolvent" and therefore unable pay off its debts to contractors (in addition to not paying myself and at least three other contractors they are refusing to pay cancellation fees to a hotel they contracted with for a live event and subsquentially cancelled).
So words of advice when dealing with Mr. Fogle, Mr. Atkin or Mr. Frontiera: ALWAYS insist on payment up front, and if you are a hotel looking to book their business ask them about their credit references (they have none) and require advance payment.
I have learned my lesson the hard way. I trusted Brett Fogle to do what was right in the end but he opted to play victim and place the blame on his Partners (one of which is simply a glorified accountant and the other he has never actually met). I thought CEO's had more power than that?????