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Grand jury looking into 84 Lumber deal with La. company

July 14, 2014 10:25 PM

By Tim Grant / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

A Louisiana businesswoman who claims a deal with 84 Lumber ruined her 30-year-old contracting company has been subpoenaed to testify Wednesday before a federal grand jury in Baton Rouge about the contract she had with the Washington County business for two school construction projects funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency following Hurricane Katrina…..

…..Meanwhile, Gregory Mortimer, a developer in Deep Creek, Md. who also is in litigation with 84 Lumber, said federal investigators have contacted him about his case against the company.

In April 2011, 84 Lumber sued Mr. Mortimer for $600,000 in the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas for unpaid labor and supplies. Mr. Mortimer countersued the same month in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, claiming the poor quality of work 84 Lumber did for him while building luxury villas in Deep Creek, Md., killed his real estate business.

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