Ex-Michigan football star Larry Foote claims he's been defrauded out of more than $400K by valet service
Former Michigan football linebacker Larry Foote claims he's been the victim of a six-figure fraud scheme.
Foote, currently a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers, filed a lawsuit Thursday in Wayne County Circuit Court alleging that he's been defrauded out of more than $400,000 by A-Star Valet, Inc., a Dearborn Heights-based valet service.
The suit was filed by Foote's attorneys James Acho and Robert Hahn, and the complaint was obtained Thursday by AnnArbor.com
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Foote alleges that Bazzi approached him in 2010 as a "legitimate Detroit-area businessman in the valet business (who) had recently garnered some major valet contracts" but needed an investor to move forward.
He claims the "major contracts" were false, and any documents presented to be contracts were "bogus" and "forged."
Foote has entered formal complaints against the company for fraud, theft and conversion, breach of contract and breach of promissory note. He is asking for a total judgement of $1.485 million.
The 2001 Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year, Foote finished his four-year career at Michigan with 212 tackles and 11 sacks.
He played for the Pittsburgh Steelers from 2002-08 before joining the Detroit Lions in 2009. He's been back in Pittsburgh since the 2010 campaign.