Golden Knights goaltender Robin Lehner was accused of fraud in connection with his ongoing Chapter 7 bankruptcy case.
Aliya Growth Fund, a creditor in the bankruptcy of Lehner and his wife, Donya, petitioned the court to require the NHL goalie to pay back $4.75 million tied to a loan the company provided, according to new court documents.
In a separate court filing, American Express is seeking the repayment of nearly $100,000 in charges made by the Lehners.
Both Aliya and American Express made claims of fraud against the Lehners in the court filings.
The Review-Journal reached out to the Lehners’ attorney for comment but didn’t receive a response.
The Lehners filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in December with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Las Vegas. They owe creditors $27.3 million against personal property of $5.1 million, according to documents filed with the court in February.
The majority of the Lehners’ debt is tied to Phoenix-based solar technology company SolarCode LLC; a reptile farm in Plato, Missouri; a 20 percent stake in a reptile and avian zoo in Punta Gorda, Florida; and other personal property.
The couple used the loan from Aliya to pay down debts tied to two other loans: