EXCLUSIVE: Owners of Gen7 Fuel target of multimillion-dollar lawsuit
, 2022-11-23 18:29:19
Court action claims married couple in charge of company — who are not Indigenous — used stolen funds to build First Nation gas stations and fund lavish lifestyle
Two Indigenous brothers who operate a fuel supply company have launched a multimillion-dollar lawsuit against the owners of the Gen7 brand of First Nation gas stations, alleging that a co-ordinated pattern of theft, negligence, “disgraceful misconduct” and “suspicious wire transfers” has left their business in financial tatters.
In a statement of claim filed at the Superior Court of Justice in Toronto, Scott and Miles Hill — co-founders of Original Traders Energy (OTE), headquartered on the Six Nations of the Grand River Territory — allege that a non-Indigenous couple who worked for their company conspired with others to build the Gen7 brand using misappropriated funds from OTE’s bank accounts.
The lawsuit claims the married couple who allegedly controls Gen7 Fuel, Glenn Page and Mandy Cox of Waterdown, Ont., stole from OTE to pay for expensive trips and other high-priced items, including chartered private jets. At one point, the lawsuit alleges, Page and Cox wired money from OTE accounts to purchase a 70-foot luxury yacht — dubbed “Cuz We Can” — that was delivered to Italy while the pair vacationed overseas.
Launched in 2019, Gen7 Fuel now operates nine gas stations in First Nation communities across Ontario, including the Rankin Reserve, in partnership with local…
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