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Former friend, business associate of Tony Hsieh sues for millions of dollars

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Posted at 4:48 PM, Apr 27, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-28 12:05:17-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — A former friend and business associate of Tony Hsieh is suing his estate for millions of dollars.

Tony Lee, who says he worked in finance, says Hsieh offered him a job to handle finance for a project in Park City, Utah.

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As 13 Investigates has previously reported, Hsieh was attempting to turn the ski town into a similar project as the revitalization effort for downtown Las Vegas.

Lee claims he’s owed $7.5 million for the contract he agreed with.

The former CEO of Zappos was worth upwards of $1 billion when he died as a result of a fire in November 2020 and owned multiple properties both in Las Vegas and Park City.

Lee is not the first business associate of Hsieh to file a lawsuit. Jennifer "Mimi" Phen has sued his estate for $90 million, claiming she is owed back pay and future profits from multiple business ventures that Hsieh was involved in or had planned.

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Hsieh's brother Andrew and father Richard are co-administrators of the estate.

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