Marie St. Fleur and former prosecutor sue pot company, claiming nonpayment of wages

A Boston-location pot corporation that with substantially aplomb employed previous point out Rep. Marie St.

A Boston-location pot corporation that with substantially aplomb employed previous point out Rep. Marie St. Fleur and onetime Suffolk Assistant District Lawyer Amy McNamee to run its operation apparently has experienced a spectacular slipping out with the pair, who are now suing on allegations that the weed buyers did not pay out them.

St. Fleur, who represented portions of Dorchester and Roxbury for yrs, and McNamee, the former prosecutor, every declare that firm Union Twist owes them much more than $242,000 in a mix of misplaced wages and the curiosity on them, per a suit submitted in Suffolk Outstanding Court docket earlier this week.

Union Twist designed splashy headlines a number of many years back when it announced various Boston muckety-mucks, such as that pair, would be at the rear of an exertion to commence providing leisure pot in Allston.

In the 24-webpage fit, McNamee and St. Fleur detail how they were being approached by the pot buyers guiding what would grow to be Union Twist, and made available the positions of CEO and COO, respectively, which they took in 2018.

For every the go well with, issues began in 2019, when they claim the buyers began to choose actions to “dilute” their shares in the business enterprise, which they say they experienced prepared agreements wouldn’t take place. The pair commenced to law firm up, which led to an “adversarial” marriage with the buyers.

And hassle continued, significantly for McNamee, later on that yr, as the firm tried to open up up a pot shop in Newton. The traders allegedly told McNamee not to go to a zoning board assembly for the reason that it would interfere with a distinctive shop a person of them experienced an curiosity in, but she did so, as, per the accommodate, she imagined the store would get shot down usually.

McNamee promises she was then pressured out as CEO, and signed an arrangement to be a senior adviser for considerably less dollars and fairness. At that place, St. Fleur turned CEO.

And that’s when the payments stopped, the two women declare in the match. The investors claimed they necessary to tighten their belts, so over the summer time, they started paying much less, and then by September 2019, the pot corporation wasn’t paying out them any eco-friendly at all, for every the lawsuit, even even though they worked at the company by means of Oct. 28 of this calendar year.

They took their scenario to the Lawyer General’s business office this previous August, and the AG does have a history of a “nonpayment of wage” complaint towards that organization from that time.

The law firm detailed for St. Fleur and McNamee in the lawsuit didn’t reply to a ask for for comment. The match alleges counts of breach of contract and nonpayment of wages.

Mike Ross, the former city councilor turned busy pot-shop lawyer, is shown as the counsel for Union Twist on prior documentation, and explained to the Herald he does not remark on shopper issues. A consultant for the business did not answer to a ask for for comment.