AUSTIN (KXAN) - With many My Town Media employees still waiting for paychecks,CEO Christian Hunter declined comment Monday morning to an AustinNews crew who asked him about the company’s status.
Hunter was at the Travis County Justice Complex to ask for arestraining order against Bank of America which was seeking toforeclose on his $2 million home in the Rob Roy subdivision.
As they left the courtroom, Hunter’s attorney LynnSaarinen told KXAN that the issue had been resolved, but would notspeak about My Town Media.
“He was here because a property tax loan put him indefault of his mortgage and we have resolved everything,”said Saarinen. “We are focused on this hearing today and thatis where our focus is.”
When asked if he had anything to say to My Town Media employees,Hunter’s only comment was “Not at this time.”
Hunter remained silent when asked about a Department of Laborinvestigation and payroll records which a spokesperson says havebeen seized.
Bank of America was seeking foreclosure after claiming Hunterwas past due $14,000.
The Texas Workforce Commission says they have received 46 claimsagainst My Town Media and have completed investigation on 28 ofthem.
In those cases, it was determined employees are owed more than$34,000 in wages collectively.
TWC says notices were sent last week to Hunter informing him ofthe obligation to pay those wages or face possible liens againstaccounts.
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