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Ex-Partner Sues LA KISS Executive

A federal lawsuit filed this week claims the managing partner of the LA KISS Arena Football League team mismanaged and diverted funds from the Florida team he previously owned.

The suit, filed in the Central District of California Southern Division, contends that Brett Bouchy committed fraud by profiting from tickets sold by scalpers to Orlando Predators games. The suit also said Bouchy didn’t disclose all of the Florida team’s debts when selling his majority share last year to co-owner David Pearsall.

An attorney representing Pearsall Holdings, which brought the suit, declined to elaborate beyond the court filings.

Bouchy, who lives in Orange County, said he has not been served with the lawsuit, but defended his record with the Arena Football League. He has served on the league’s executive committee for 12 years. Bouchy said that Pearsall was kicked out of the league earlier this year for failing to meet several obligations related to the Predators.

“I am confident that I will be vindicated in any suit brought by Mr. Pearsall,” Bouchy said.

After leaving the Predators, Bouchy launched the LA KISS expansion team last year with co-owners Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley of the rock group KISS and the band’s manager, Doc McGhee. The team ended its inaugural season at the Honda Center with a 3-15 record.

Among other contentions in the lawsuit:

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