Va AG sues gate crasher Salahi over wine tours
posted Apr 23 2012 5:33PM
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli has sued White House party crasher Tareq Salahi, claiming Salahi cheated customers who purchased wine tours in northern Virginia.
The lawsuit filed Monday in Fauquier County Circuit Court accuses Salahi and his Virginia Wine Tourism Inc. and Celebration Entertainment Productions LLC of not delivering promised tours, not providing refunds for cancelled tours and misrepresenting businesses as "official partners." The tours were offered through VirginiaWineTour.com.
An attorney who has represented Salahi did not immediately return messages seeking comment.
In February, Cuccinelli settled a complaint against Salahi and his Journey for the Cure Foundation for making false statements, submitting inaccurate financial statements and soliciting donations without being registered with the state.
Tareq and his wife, Michaele, gained notoriety in 2009 when they crashed a White House state dinner.