, the goaltender for the Vegas Golden Knights, has not been seen on the ice this season in the NHL due to hip surgery. However, he is making headlines in the hockey world following bankruptcy fraud allegations made against him.
Lehner and his wife Donya are currently grappling with fresh fraud allegations related to their ongoing Chapter 7 bankruptcy case.
Michael Borden, a businessman based in Las Vegas, alleges that Lehner deceived him about his capability to repay a loan amounting to $4 million that Borden extended to the NHL star last year. This information came to light in a recent court filing.
The Lehners, who sought Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection in December, are indebted to creditors to the tune of $27.3 million. In contrast, the personal property owned by the couple is valued at $5.1 million
Lehner obtained the initial loan, which amounted to $3.5 million, in April 2022. Borden was under the impression that these funds would be used to finance technology for Lehner's SolarCode business.
He was informed that SolarCode had several government contracts across the Caribbean, Africa, and the Middle East, and that the technology funded by the loan was in active operation.
The court filing alleges, "Lehner made misrepresentations by omissions and commissions and never informed the Plaintiff (Borden) or his representatives that SolarCode was neither a profitable nor a viable commercial entity."
No Word from the Lehner Family
As of now, there has been no comment from the Lehner family or their legal representative. Nonetheless, these developments are certainly not the kind of distraction the Golden Knights need, especially as they strive to clinch their first Stanley Cup.
Source:The Review Journal