Moroni joined Harmony in April as its chief administrative officer. He already had a seat on the company’s Board of Trustees.
In August, he learned that Brodchandel had refused to let outside auditors count about $1 million in cash stored in a safe at Harmony’s headquarters, according to the claim.
Brodchandel told Moroni that he did not let auditors count the cash because he had sent it to Israel to fund a new marijuana dispensary, a personal investment for he and Harmony’s chief operating officer Yuda Meer, according to the complaint. The cash was allegedly taken overseas by hand without approval from the Board of Trustees.
Moroni contacted the company’s general counsel, and Harmony ultimately hired an outside investigator to look into the issue. During that inquiry, Brodchandel allegedly told an investigator he had lied about sending the money to Israel, and had actually moved it to a safe that was outside of Harmony, but under his control.
The investigation also revealed improper record keeping and invoices for purchases made by Harmony for an Israeli dispensary, the claim states.
Originally Reported By Amanda Hoover | NJ Advance Media For NJ.com