Lees used Shahin as ‘pawn against Mar-Lees’

wogangsterumdieeckeknallen-hauptfotoUS scallop supplier Mar-Lees Seafood claims its current president and CEO was used as a pawn against the company by John Lees, co-founder and twice former top executive, who is now being accused of racketeering. In a Dec. 4 response to Lees’ Nov. 20 call for the federal lawsuit brought under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) on Oct. 26 to be dismissed, or, at the very least, stayed, Mar-Lees legal council states this should be denied. Mar-Lees council also states the allegations in the RICO case are different to the other state case, which has been partially stayed for arbitration. [email protected] 15:51