Earlier this week, the New York Post ran a bizarre story accusing Sotheby’s Lisa Dennison and her husband of defrauding their tennis club. Their accuser, Herman Gross, had a previous racketeering suit dismissed from federal court. He charges them with a laundry list of misdeeds:
The couple served themselves hundreds of thousands of dollars in club funds for mortgage payments, and to make pricey renovations for a bathroom in one of their two Upper East Side apartments at 345 E. 80th St., according to Gross’ complaint.
Gross also accuses them of siphoning off money for pool-cleaning and landscaping services on their Southampton estate. The high-profile couple, known in art circles, paid for transportation to their son’s private school and camp, beach membership and garage bills with club money, Gross claims.
What makes the suit and story so odd is the fact that the club was sold five years ago.
Game, Set and Snatch (NY Post)