LOS ANGELES, Calif. (July 5, 2018) —Attorney Alex Galindo of Curd, Galindo & Smith LLP represents Jorge Corrales and Cortram General Construction Services Inc in a lawsuit against Allen Lee Gilbert, the chief operating officer (COO) at the Law Offices of Glaser Weil LLP. Gilbert is also a licensed California real estate broker, who has bought, sold, developed and built hundreds of properties in the Los Angeles area.
Court records show that Corrales filed a lawsuit on June 19, 2018 in Los Angeles Superior Court (Case No. BC710775). The complaint alleges that Gilbert and Darrnell Watson fraudulently used the name of Jorge Corrales and Cortram General Construction Inc to secure building permits to build various residential apartment buildings and custom homes in Los Angeles County.
The court file indicates that Corrales alleges that in an effort to save construction costs and fees, Watson and his partner, Gilbert, began to fraudulently use the names Jorge Corrales and Cortram General Construction Inc and their state contractor's license number, without expressed consent, to secure building permits from the City of Los Angeles to construct residential structures. In his complaint, Corrales alleges that, as a result, several buildings were built and completed totaling over $10,000,000 worth of improvements wherein he and his company were never paid for services on the permits.
The complaint specifically identifies 14 properties. Some of the properties have been "red tagged" by the City of Los Angeles, ordering that all work stop as the permits issued were issued without the consent of Corrales.
The filed lawsuit goes on to state that Galindo's clients discovered the fraud when a construction worker was severely injured on one of the jobsites.