Pink Taco founder (and famed restaurateur) Harry Morton claims he”s the victim of a massive money-laundering scheme that defrauded him out of $1.3 million … and Wells Fargo Bank is to blame — this according to a new lawsuit.
Morton filed the docs in L.A. County Superior Court, claiming he hired a consultant named Carlos Nieto to handle the day-to-day accounting for his new Pink Taco location in West Hollywood — and the guy royally screwed up, siphoning over half a million dollars of Morton”s money into sham bank accounts.
But Morton isn”t just blaming Nieto — he”s suing Wells Fargo too, claiming they weren”t paying enough attention to the guy to notice his nefarious activities.
According to the lawsuit, Nieto stole a grand total of $674,000 — which forced Morton to shut down construction on his new restaurant for 5 months.
As a result of the delay, Morton claims he”s had to pay 5 extra months of extremely expensive bills — rent, bank loan interest, insurance, contractors” fees … etc.
Morton”s suing for at least $1.3 million. Fun fact: he used to date Lindsay Lohan and his father founded the Hard Rock Casino.