Washington state lawsuit says contractor work went unpaid

(Information from: Tri-City Herald, http://www.tri-cityherald.com)

HANFORD, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state businessman is facing a third lawsuit over claims his company kept payments for work performed by subcontractors.

The Tri-City Herald reported Wednesday that a lawsuit says Kristopher Lapp pocketed $505,000 meant to pay for work in Hanford.

The latest lawsuit brings the claims by contractors against Lapp to more than $1.8 million.

The lawsuit filed this week in superior court by E2 Consulting Engineers says it provided staff for work on behalf of Lapp’s company, i-3 Global.

E2 Consulting asks the court to give power to a trust over accounts and assets of i-3 Global and Lapp related to the money the California company says it is owed.

A trial is scheduled for May 2020.

Lapp did not immediately respond to a request for comment.