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Case 8:10-cv-00065-PJM Document 1 Filed 01/11/10 Page 1 of 9 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF MARYLAND Greenbelt Division WASHINGTON TIMES AVIATION USA LLC) 3600 New York Avenue NE ) Washington, D.C. 20002, ) ) and ) ) TIMES AEROSPACE INTERNATIONAL LLC) 3600 New York Avenue NE ) Washington, D.C. 20002, ) ) Plaintiffs, ) ) Civil Action No._______________ ) v. ) JURY TRIAL DEMANDED ) DOUGLAS D.M. JOO ) (a/k/a Dong Moon Joo) ) 7934 Orchard Park Way ) Bowie, MD 20715 ) Prince George’s County, ) ) Defendant. ) COMPLAINT FOR CONVERSION, BREACH OF FIDUCIARY DUTY, FRAUD, BREACH OF CONTRACT, AND INDEMNITY This is a complaint for compensatory and punitive damages arising from Defendant Douglas M. Joo’s unauthorized transfer of $ 21 million from his former employer, Plaintiff Washington Times Aviation USA LLC, to an organization with which Joo had close ties and which had no claim or right to those funds. PARTIES 1. Plaintiff Washington Times Aviation USA LLC (“WTA USA”) is a Delaware limited liability company and has its principal place of business at 3600 New York Avenue NE, Washington, D.C. 2493238 2 Case 8:10-cv-00065-PJM Document 1 Filed 01/11/10 Page 2 of 9 2. Plaintiff Times Aerospace International LLC (“TAT”) is a Delaware limited liability company and has its principal place of business at 3600 New York Avenue NE, Washington, D.C. TAT is the sole member and owner of WTA USA. 3. Defendant Douglas D.M. Joo (“Joo”) is domiciled in the State of Maryland and was the president of WTA USA and TAT until October 28, 2009. JURISDICTION 4. This Court has subject matter jurisdiction over this civil action pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1332(a)(1), as the matter in controversy exceeds the sum or value of $75,000, exclusive of interests and costs, and is between citizens of different States. 5. This Court has personal jurisdiction over Defendant J pursuant to Maryland 00 Code § 6-102 in that Joo is domiciled in the State of Maryland. 6. Venue is proper in this judicial district under 28 U.S.C. § 1391(a)(1) as Defendant Joo resides in the State of Maryland. FACTS Background 7. In 2005, Times Aviation Korea, Inc., a subsidiary of TAI, employed Sung-Jin Ahn (“Ahn”) in the position of assistant to Joo. 8. On October 19, 2006, Jo executed in the District of Columbia a power of 0 attorney that appears to grant Ahn the authority to represent and act on behalf of Washington Times Korea, now named WTA USA. 9. Under Joo’s direction, Ahn managed the WTA USA bank books and corporate seal for WTA USA’s bank accounts in the Republic of Korea (“Korea”) following the execution of the power of attorney. 2 2493238.2 Case 8:10-cv-00065-PJM Document 1 Filed 01/11/10 Page 3 of 9 10. In November 2009, WTA USA had eleven bank accounts in Korea. Two of WTA USA’s accounts were US Dollar accounts, and nine accounts were Korean Won (“KRW”) accounts. Joo’s Authority Is Restricted 11. In August 2009, the operating agreement of TAI was amended in a manner that restricted Joo’s authority over the affairs of TAI, WTA USA, and other subsidiaries of TAI. A copy of the Amendment of the Operating Agreement of Times Aerospace International LLC (“the Amended TAT Operating Agreement”), dated August 14, 2009, is attached to this Complaint as Exhibit 1. 12. Paragraph 2 of the Amended TAT Operating Agreement prohibited Joo from making loans, disposing of TAT property, and taking certain other actions without the consent of One Up Enterprises, Inc., the sole member of TAT. 13. Paragraph 2 of the Amended TA! Operating agreement further provided: “Each officer, director, manager, and employee of [TAT] shall, to the fullest extent of [his] power and ability to do so, use [his] best efforts to cause each direct and indirect subsidiary of [TA!] to refrain from and not take any of the above referenced actions without the Member’s consent.” 14. Paragraph 2 of the Amended TAI Operating Agreement further provided: “[E]ach officer director, manager, and employee of [TAIl that knowingly violates or causes or permits another Person to violate the above restrictions and provisions, or any other provision of the Operating Agreement, shall indemnify, defend, and hold harmless [TA!] from and against any liability, loss, payment, settlement payment, cost and expense, interest, award, judgment, damages, diminution in value, fines, fees, or other charges, including litigation expenses, 3 2493238.2 Case 8:10-cv-00065-PJM Document 1 Filed 01/11/10 Page 4 of 9 arising from or related to such violation. This provision shall survive any such officer’s, director’s, manager’s, or employee’s termination or resignation from the Company.” 15. J was aware of, and agreed to comply with, the terms of the Amended TAT 00 Operating Agreement. Joo Is Terminated from WTA USA and TAI 16. By a resolution on October 28, 2009, TAI terminated Joo from all positions as director and officer of TAI, WTA USA, and all other TAT subsidiaries. 17. On November 8, 2009, counsel for TAI sent to Joo by electronic mail and personal delivery a letter formally notifying Joo of his immediate termination from all officer, director, manager, and employee positions with TA!, WTA USA, and all other subsidiaries of TAI. Joo Gives Ahn Instructions to Transfer Millions of Dollars to Mission Foundation 18. On November 9, 2009, J knowing that he was unauthorized to do so, instructed , 00 Ahn to transfer funds worth approximately $ 21,000,000 (“the $ 21 million in funds”) from a WTA USA account in Korea to an account of Mission Foundation for Family Federation for World Peace and Unification, aJk/a The Family Mission Foundation for World Peace and Unification (“Mission Foundation”). 19. Ahn made the transfer of the full amount in the following manner: a. Aim transferred US $ 7,000,000 from a WTA USA account at Standard Chartered First Bank Korea Limited (“SC First Bank”) to a Mission Foundation account at Industrial Bank of Korea; 4 2493238.2 Case 8:10-cv-00065-PJM Document 1 Filed 01/11/10 Page 5 of 9 b. Aim transferred KRW 4,357,000,000 (approximately US $ 3,686,998) from a WTA USA account at SC First Bank to a Mission Foundation account at Industrial Bank of Korea; and c. Aim transferred KRW 7,953,000,000 (approximately US $ 6,730,020) and KRW 3,690,000,000 (approximately US $ 3,122,567) totaling KRW 11,643,000,000 (approximately $ 9,852,587) from a WTA USA account at SC First Bank to a Mission Foundation account at Industrial Bank of Korea. 20. Neither One Up Enterprises, Inc., TAT, or any other person or entity with legal authority to do so authorized Aim or Joo to transfer the $ 21 million in funds from WTA USA to Mission Foundation. Neither Ahn nor Joo had any permission, right, or authority to transfer the funds from WTA USA to Mission Foundation. 21. At the time of the transfers, Joo had close personal, business, social, and religious relationships with officers and directors of Mission Foundation. Mission Foundation Refuses to Return Funds to WTA USA 22. WTA USA has demanded that Mission Foundation return the $ 21 million in funds, and Mission Foundation has failed to do so. 5 2493238.2 Case 8:10-cv-00065-PJM Document 1 Filed 01/11/10 Page 6 of 9 CLAIMS COUNT I CONVERSION - 23. Plaintiffs restate the allegations contained in paragraphs 1 through 22 as if fully set forth herein. 24. Jo caused Ahn to transfer the $ 21 million in bank accounts from WTA USA’s 0 bank accounts to Mission Foundation. 25. 0 Jo had no authority or right to make the transfer or to cause the transfer to be made. 26. The $ 21 million in funds were the property of WTA USA. 27. Mission Foundation has refused to return the funds to WTA USA. 28. This conversion of property has caused, is causing, and will continue to cause TAI and WTA USA to suffer monetary damages in the amount of at least $ 21,000,000 together with interest thereon. COUNT II- BREACH OF FIDUCIARY DUTY 29. Plaintiffs restate the allegations contained in paragraphs 1 through 28 as if fully set forth herein. 30. Joo owed fiduciary duties to WTA USA and TAI including the duty to act within , the authority granted him and to refrain from using TAT’s and WTA USA’s information, property, and documents for his own advantage or the advantage of another. 31. 0 Jo breached those duties by causing Aim to transfer the $21 million in funds to Mission Foundation. 32. These breaches of fiduciary duty have caused, are causing and will continue to cause TAI and WTA USA to suffer monetary damages in the amount of at least $ 21,000,000 together with interest thereon. 6 2493238.2 Case 8:10-cv-00065-PJM Document 1 Filed 01/11/10 Page 7 of 9 COUNT III FRAUD - 33. Plaintiffs restate the allegations contained in paragraphs 1 through 32 as if fully set forth herein. 34. 0 Jo caused Ahn to represent to SC First Bank that Aim was authorized to make a transfer of the $ 21 million in funds from WTA USA’s bank accounts to Mission Foundation on November 9, 2009, when neither Joo nor Aim had such authority. 35. Joo knew that Aim’s representation regarding his authority was false. 36. 0 Jo had the intent to deceive SC First Bank into transferring WTA USA’s funds to Mission Foundation when Aim made the false representation regarding his authority. 37. SC First Bank relied on Aim’s false representation regarding his authority when it transferred the $ 21 million in funds to Mission Foundation from WTA USA’s bank accounts. 38. Jo should have foreseen TAI and WTA USA would suffer losses as a result of 0 his deception. 39. By committing this fraud, Joo has caused, is causing, and will continue to cause TAI and WTA USA to suffer monetary damages in the amount of at least $ 21,000,000 together with interest thereon. COUNT IV - BREACH OF CONTRACT 40. Plaintiffs restate the allegations contained in paragraphs 1 through 39 as if fully set forth herein. 41. 00 J agreed to be bound by the terms of the Amended TAI Operating Agreement. 42. Joo breached the terms of the Amended TAI Operating Agreement by causing the unauthorized transfer of $ 21 million in funds to Mission Foundation. 7 2493238.2 Case 8:10-cv-00065-PJM Document 1 Filed 01/11/10 Page 8 of 9 43. Joo’s unauthorized transfer of funds to Mission Foundation has caused, is causing, and will continue to cause TAT and WTA USA to suffer monetary damages in the amount of at least $ 21,000,000 together with interest thereon. COUNT V INDEMNITY - 44. Plaintiffs restate the allegations contained in paragraphs 1 through 43 as if fully set forth herein. 45. Under the terms of the Amended TAT Operating Agreement, J is obligated to 00 indemnify TAT for all losses and expenses “arising from or related to” the unauthorized transfer of the $ 21 million in funds to Mission Foundation. 46. Joo’s unauthorized transfer of funds to Mission Foundation has caused, is causing, and will continue to cause TAI and WTA USA to suffer monetary losses and expenses in the amount of at least $ 21,000,000 together with interest thereon, and Joo must indemnify TAT and WTA USA for those losses and expenses. COUNT VI- PUNITIVE DAMAGES 47. Plaintiffs restate the allegations contained in paragraphs 1 through 46 as if fully set forth herein. 48. Jo acted with evil motive, actual malice, the intent to injure Plaintiff, and 0 reckless disregard for the rights of Plaintiff in committing the conversion, fraud, and breaches of fiduciary duty and contract. 49. Joo’s conversion, fraud, and breaches of fiduciary duty were outrageous and grossly fraudulent. 8 2493238.2 Case 8:10-cv-00065-PJM Document 1 Filed 01/11/10 Page 9 of 9 DAMAGES WHEREFORE, Plaintiffs WTA USA and TAT pray that this Court enter judgment in their favor and against Defendant J awarding Plaintiffs the following: , 00 (a) compensatory damages in the amount of at least $ 21,000,000, together with prejudgment and post-judgment interest, in specific amounts to be determined at trial; (b) punitive damages in an amount to be determined at trial, but no less than $10,000,000; (c) Plaintiffs’ costs and attorneys’ fees; and (d) such further and alternative relief as the Court deems appropriate. DATED: January 11, 2010 Respectfully submitted, A /‘zLTh Steven M. Salky, Federal Bar No. 05611 Blair G. Brown, Federal Bar No. 07801 ZUCKERMAN SPAEDER LLP 1800 M StreetN.W., Suite 1000 Washington, DC 20036 Tel: (202) 778-1800 Fax: (202) 822-8106 Counsel for Plaintiffs Washington Times Aviation USA LLC and Times Aerospace International LLC JURY DEMAND Plaintiffs demand a trial by jury on all issues. teven M. Salky, Federal Bar No. 05611 Blair G. Brown, Federal Bar No. 07801 9 2493238.2 Case 8:10-cv-00065-PJM Document 1-1 Filed 01/11/10 Page 1 of 4 EXHIBIT 1 • AMENDMENT TO 111K OPERATING AGREEMENT OF TIMES AEROSPACE INTERNATIONAL LLC The undersigned, One Up Enterprises, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Member”), being the sole member of Times Aerospace International LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (the “Company”), hereby amends, modifies and supplements the applicable provisions of the Company’s operating agreement (the “Operating Agreement’) as follows (it being acknowledged by the Member that the Company has refbsed to provide a copy of the Operating Agreement after repeated requests): 1. The management of the. business and affairs of the Company shall be subject to the Member’s reservation of nianagement rights, as and to the extent provided for herein. 2. Notwithstanding any other provision of the Operating Agreement to the contrary, the prior, written consent of the Member shall be required to approve the following actions, which written consent may be withheld by the Member in its sole discretion: (a) Incurrence of any indebtedness for borrowed money, except for short term trade debt incurred for the provision of goods and services in the ordinary course of Company business; (b) Loans by the Company to any individual or legal entity (collectively, “Person”), other than trade credit extended for provision of goods and services in the ordinary course of the Company’s business; (c) Disposition of any Property of the Company, other than goods and services provided in the ordinary course of business (for puiposes of the Operating Agreement, “Disposition” shall mean any sale, assignment, Izansfer,. exchange, mortgage, pledge, grant, hypothecation, or other transfer, absolute or as a security or encumbrance ((including dispositions by operation of law)), and “pro,y shall mean any property, real or person, tangible or intangible (including all goodwill and intellectual property including trademarks, copyrights and patents, and applications to register the same), inclu4ing cash and any legal or equitable interest in such property. (d) Employ or terminate key employees, or enter into employment contracts or consulting agreements with any Person; (e) Bring or defend.actions at law or in equity; (I) Enter into any contract or legally enforceable obligation in excess of $5,000; (g) Grantapowerofattomeytoanyperson (h) Retain and/or dismiss any attorney, accountant or other professional advisor; Page 1 of 4 Case 8:10-cv-00065-PJM Document 1-1 Filed 01/11/10 Page 2 of 4 (i) Cbange the purpose of the Company; (j) Admit any new member to the Company, or issue any economic interest in the Company to any person other than the Member; (k) Dissolve the Company; (1) Merge or consolidate the Company with or into any other entity; (m) Assignment of the whole or any part of the interests of thç Company; (n) Initiate a proceeding for the bankruptcy of the Company; (o) Commit any act that would make it impossible to fulfill the purpose of the Company; (p) Declare any distributions; (q) Amend the Operating Agreement and/or take any action in violation of the Operating Agreement (r) Settle legal proceedings to which the Member and/or Company is a named defendant, and vhich settlement does no; include a full and unàonditional release of the Member and/or the Company; (s) the appointment or removal of any officer orofficers (“Officer” or “Qfflcers” as the case may be); (t) public relations or media campaigns that may have an negative impact upon the Member, or any beneficial owner of the Member; and/or (t) Any matter which could reasonably be expected to have a material impact upon • the Company or the Member,. their assets, reputation, and financial condition, Each officer, director, manager and employee of the Company shall, to the fullest extent of their power and ability to do so, use their best efforts to cause each direct and indirect subsidiary of the Company to refrain from and not take any of the above referenced actions absent the Member’s consent Notwithstanding any other provision of the Operating Agreement to the contrary, each officer, director, tnw’ager and employee of the Company who knowingly violates or causes or permits another Person to violate the above restrictions and provisions, or any other provision of the Operating Agreement shall indemnify, defend, and hold harmless the Company from and against any liability, loss, claim, settlement payment, cost and expense, interest, award, judgment, damages, diminution in value, fines, fees or other charges, including litigation Page2of4 Case 8:10-cv-00065-PJM Document 1-1 Filed 01/11/10 Page 3 of 4 expenses, arising from or related to such violation. This provision shall survive any sucb officer’s, director’s, manager’s or employee’s termination or resignation from the Company, Notwithstanding any other provision of the Opetaling Agreement to the contrary, the Member reserves unto itself all management power and authority over the matters described at (a)-(t), above, including the power and authority to bind the Company in respect of such matters, and to delegate such power and authority to any Officer. 3. Special Member meetings may be called at any time by the Member only. 4. The Member may appoint one Director to serve as the Chainnan said Chairman shall have such powers and duties as may be provided for in the Operating Agreement 3. Special meetig of the Board of Directors, if any, may be called at any time only upon written request of the Member andone member of the Board of Directors, if any. 6. Subject to the terms and conditions of this Operating Agreement, only the Officers or Member shall have the authority to bind the Company. • 7. The Chairperson may be appointed at the option of the Member. The Chairperson’s role is strictly advisory. The Chairperson may attend meetings of the Board of Directors and keep in close touch with administration of the affairs of the Company and provide advice and counsel to the Chief Executive Officer. However, the Chairperson shall have no power or authority to bind the Company, and shall not be an Officer of the Company unless separately appointed to an Officer position pursuant to the terms of this Operating Agreement S. With respect .to notices, (a) any notices given pursuant to the Operating Agreement may also be given via email, (b) copy of any notice to the Member shall be delivered to Ann: Legal Department, 24 Link Drive, Rockleigh, NJ, 07647; dan.grayizonegroup.com; and (c) notice to Directors, if any, may also be given at or to a Director’s email address. 9. Each Officer, Director, manager and employee of the Company shall promptly comply with all instructions of the Member. Without limiting the foregoing, the Company, and each Officer of the Company, shall, upon written or oral request, and with or without any stated reason, immediately provide to the Member all tax returns, financial statements, lists of assets and liabilities, current lists and addresses of officers and directors, copies of all material contracts or loan agreements, bank statements, and any other information regarding the affairs of the Company and any of its direct or indirect domestic and foreign subsidiaries, and whether or not such information is considered confidential (unless such disclosure would cause the breach of any material contracts or agreements to which Company or its subsidiaries is a party, in which event the Company and its Officers and Directors shall use their best efforts to obtain any required consents to such disclosure). In the event that such records and information are not in the custody or control of the Company, the Company and its officers shall use their best efforts to promptly obtain such information and records. In the event of any conflict or inconsistency between this provision and the provisions of Section 18-305 of the Delaware Limited Liability Company Act, the provisions of this paragraph shall prevail and control, in all respects. •Pagc3of4 Case 8:10-cv-00065-PJM Document 1-1 Filed 01/11/10 Page 4 of 4 10. Each Officer, Director, manager and employee of the Company shall deal honestly with the Company and the Member and, promptly after learning of any’information that is material to the business and affairs of the Company and the Member, shall disclose such information to the Member. 11. Except as otherwise provided in this Agreement or as required by law or as necessary in conducting the day to day business of the Company, each Officer, Director, manager’ and employee shall maintain the confidentiality of all Company records, financial statements and other information and’ shall use such information only for the benefit of the Company; provided, that, at the Member’s request, with or without any stated reason, the Company shall disclose any and ‘all confidential information to the Member. 12- The Member may authorize any person to aMend the Company’s certificate of formation to incorporate the provisions of this Amendment 13. This terms of thisAsnendxnent shall be efibetive immediately upon execution by the Member. IN WffNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned has executed this Amendment as of the ff day of August, 2009. One Up Enterprises, Inc. BY:______________________ It Michael Runyon, President Page4of4 JS44 (Rev 12/07) CIVIL COVER 1-2 Filed 01/11/10 Page 1 of 2 Case 8:10-cv-00065-PJM DocumentSHEET The JS 44 civil cover sheet and the information contained herein neither replace nor supplement the filing and service of pleadings or other papers as required bylaw, except as provIdes by local rules of court. This form, approved by the Judicial Conference of the United States in September 1974, is required for the use of the Clerk of Court for the purpose of initiattnf the civil docket sheet. (SEE INSTRUCTIONS ON THE REVERSE OF THE FORM.) I. (a) PLAINTIFFS DEFENDANTS Washington Times Aviation USA LLC Douglas D.M. Joo (a/k/a Dong Moon Joo) and Times Aerospace International LLC 7934 Orchard Way, Bowie, MD 20715 (b) County of Residence of First Listed Plaintiff Washington, D.C. 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Date and sign the civil cover sheet. _____ ____________________days Case 8:10-cv-00065-PJM Document 1-3 Filed 01/11/10 Page 1 of 2 • AU 440 (Rev 10/93) [MD Rev. 02/2001] Summons in a Civil Action UNITED STATES DIsTRIcT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF MARYLAND WASHINGTON TIMES AVIATION USA LLC and TIMES AEROSPACE INTERNATIONAL LLC SUMMONS IN A CIVIL CASE V. DOUGLAS D.M. JOG (a/k/a DONG MOON JOO) CASE TO: (Name and address of Defendant) Douglas D.M. Joo (a/k/a Dong Moon Joo) 7934 Orchard Park Way Bowie, MD 20715 YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to serve upon PLAINTIFF’S ATTORNEY (name and address) Blair G. Brown Zuckerman Spaeder LLP 1800 M Street, NW., Suite 1000 Washington, D.C. 20036 (202) 778-1800 21 an answer to the complaint which is herewith served upon you, within after service of this summons upon you, exclusive of the day of service. If you fail to do so, judgment by default will be taken against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. You must also file your answer with the Clerk of this Court within a reasonable period of time after service. Felicia C. Cannon CLERK DATE (By) DEPUTY CLERK __________________________________________________ Case 8:10-cv-00065-PJM Document 1-3 Filed 01/11/10 Page 2 of 2 • AO 440 (Rev. 10/93) [MD Rev. 02/2001] Summons in a Civil Action RETURN OF SERVICE Service of the Summons and complaint was made by DATE meU) NAME OF SERVER (PRINT) TITLE Check one box below to indicate appropriate method ofservice G Served personally upon the defendant. Place where G Left copies thereof at the defendant’s dwelling house or usual place of abode with a person of suitable age and discretion then residing therein. Name of person with whom the summons and complaint were G Returned G Other (specify): STATEMENT OF SERVICE FEES TRAVEL SERVICES 1 TOTAL 1 DECLARATION OF SERVER I declare under penalty of perjury under the laws of the United States of America that the foregoing information contained in the Return of Service and Statement of Service Fees is true and correct. Executed Date Signature of Server Address of Server (I) As to who may serve a summons see Rule 4 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.
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