Shauberger & Akins Accused of Theft, Fraud & Forgery
LIBERTY, August 21, 2007 - On Monday, August 20 a Harris County District Court granted a Temporary Restraining Order, Temporary Injunction and Permanent Injunction against Edward Shauberger, Cynthia Shauberger and F. Ray Akins, all residents of Liberty County prohibiting any further representation of Immanuel Home Health Care, its clients, its suppliers or its employees. Additionally the defendants were prohibited access to the business offices and ordered to return all property belonging to the company.
The lawsuit was brought by Robert and Albert Palmarez, co-owners with Shauberger of the Liberty, Texas business, Immanuel Home Health Care, Inc. located at 2708 North Main Street. The suit accused the defendants of attempting to secretly convert the assets of Immanuel into a new corporation which Akins recently established in Delaware. Additionally, defendants were accused of using Immanuel funds to purchase expensive televisions, cameras, laptop computers and other electronic equipment for themselves and friends. Court documents also allege that while corporate funds were spent purchasing personal items, employee payroll taxes had not been paid, jeopardizing the company for Federal Tax penalties.
Court documents further allege that Shauberger enlisted the aid of family and “friends” to carry out these schemes and that family and friends shared in the benefits.
The Palmarez’s stated that suit was brought when they learned that the defendants were attempting to change bank account signature cards into the sole names of the defendants. Shauberger was accused of using forged corporate documents to persuade banking officials to make the changes.
Additionally Shauberger is the Hardin City Judge having been appointed by Allen Tidwell a long time friend and unsuccessful Repbuplican Candiate for Justice of the Peace Prct. 4.
It will be tested as the Palmarez’s lawsuit seeks recovery of all property and monetary damages which may have been caused to Immanuel. In addition, punitive damages are sought against Shauberger for fraud and breach of fiduciary trust, and exemplary damages asked against the Shaubergers and Akins.
A larger problem looms however.
The Liberty County Sheriff’s Office, acting upon a separate complaint by Liberty County citizens, has turned over information to the Texas Rangers, requesting that an investigation be conducted into possible criminal activity on the part of Shauberger and Akins linked to the business dealings and accusations outlined in this civil suit.
There will certainly be more to come as the events surrounding this civil suit and possilbe criminal allegations play out. Please stay tuned.
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