MillerCoors filed a civil lawsuit in Milwaukee County Court last
week accusing two Oconomowoc residents and 30 other defendants
in a 13-year, $10 million embezzling scheme.
claims David and Pamela Colletti of Oconomowoc, along with Paul
Edwards and various individuals and businesses worked in concert
to bill MillerCoors using a variety of techniques to create
phony invoices for goods and services.
is a former vice president of channel marketing for the
Chicago-based company, and Paul Edwards was once a director of
on-premise channel marketing.
claims the Collettis and others created a shell companies in
order to fraudulently bill MillerCoors through an internal
budget Colletti controlled.
multimillion-dollar budget was meant to pay for dozens of
marketing employees promoting special events and advertising.
The suit is
seeking an unspecified amount of damages and costs for claims of
fraud, civil theft, unjust enrichment, racketeering and more. It
seeks unspecified damages and costs.
originally spotted a suspicious payment to Golden Logistics in
Dousman. The company used an address identical to a former
began investigating other payments approved by Colletti.
DAC Management Company, Colletti, 55, was an investor in The
Clarke Hotel in Waukesha. The property was ultimately foreclosed
upon in January 2013.
The suit names
Andrew Valozzi III as a defendant. Valozzi was an investor in
the Milwaukee Iron, a failed arena football team. The suit
alleges he and Colletti conspired to make three Waukesha
companies bilk MillerCoors of $2 million from 2005 to 2010
through fake invoices.
charges have been filed as of Wednesday.