Mark Hoppus Sues Over Bad Investment

Mark Hoppus sued a father-and-son business Monday, alleging they pocketed his investment in a venture.

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Former Blink-182 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.

Hoppus, 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.

Read more at News.yahoo.com.

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    wlcm2themachine
    Hes suing because Missicom asked for an investment from these people on the grounds that they were putting these machines in the mcdonalds, but they never even had contracts with mcdonalds and just pocketed the investment money
    Captain_Useless
    wlcm2themachine wrote: Hes suing because Missicom asked for an investment from these people on the grounds that they were putting these machines in the mcdonalds, but they never even had contracts with mcdonalds and just pocketed the investment money
    Thats F*cked up. He should sue.
    greendayfan222
    HotDogs1 wrote: wow who cares about this corporate mtv no talent ****
    Well, his talent level doesn't matter in the case of someone scamming him out of $600K, now does it?