The former general counsel of three related Pittsburgh-based companies selling cannabis-derived products, known as cannabidiol (CBD), has filed a lawsuit alleging the companies failed to pay him and his spouse promised stock options and salary.

On Monday, Peter Borghetti and his spouse, Cherylann Borghetti, filed suit against CBD USA Grown Inc., KMA Holdings Group, Greenleaf Golden Enterprises and Deborah Gestner, who is president and founder of CUG. The lawsuit, which was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, alleges violations of Pennsylvania’s Wage Payment and Collection Law, breach of contract, breach of stock confirmation and fraud, among other things.

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