bassist Mark Hoppus
sued a father-and-son business Monday, alleging they pocketed his investment in a venture to install automated checkout machines at McDonald's restaurants.
The lawsuit in San Diego Superior Court says Ed
and Jeff Mitchell
lined their pockets "to the tune of over $1.5 million.
" It alleges their company Missicom LLC of San Diego does not have any contracts to install the machines to take orders and collect payments at McDonald's or anywhere else.
, currently a member of the pop-punk band Plus-44
, invested $600,000 in Missicom
in October 2003, according to the complaint.
The lawsuit says the Mitchells
raised nearly $3.4 million and solicited millions of dollars from "prominent, well-known figures.
Hoppus' attorney, Howard King
, said in a news release that other investors included golfer Phil Mickelson and former Blink-182 members Tom Delonge and Travis Barker. After Blink-182 disbanded, Hoppus and Barker formed Plus-44.
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