Injured Boy’s Mom Says Teens Never Received Fundraiser Money
PLAINFIELD, Conn. (AP) _ The mother of one of two teenage boys injured in a car accident in eastern Connecticut in March is suing the organizers of a fundraiser for the victims, claiming her son never received any proceeds from the event.
Jenna Dewick of Plainfield alleges the organizers, Dr. Raja Fattaleh and Penny Morrissette, held a spaghetti dinner fundraiser but didn’t turn over any of the money.
Dewick’s son, Trevor Phillips, and his cousin, Matthew Phillips, both suffered brain damage and other injuries after a car driven by Matthew hit a tree in Brooklyn. The Hartford Courant reports the lawsuit was filed last month in Putnam Superior Court.
A lawyer for Fattaleh and Morrissette says the money raised is in a bank account, but banking and IRS requirements created roadblocks for his clients.
Information from: The Hartford Courant, http://www.courant.com
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