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Glock 'Shotgun' Racketeering Divorce Claim Shot Down

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By    |   Friday, 31 Mar 2017 11:34 AM

Helga Glock's "shotgun" pleading in her racketeering divorce claim was shot down by a federal judge in Atlanta in the continuing feud between gun tycoon Gaston Glock and his ex-wife.

Helga Glock was seeking $500 million, plus unspecified punitive damages and legal fees in the lawsuit, reported Bloomberg, charging that her ex-husband used various illegal strategies to skim money from the international corporation into his own private accounts.

She also claimed in the suit that Gaston Glock rearranged ownership of the family business to deny her and their three adult children any control over the firm.

U.S. District Judge Thomas Thrash Jr. called the lawsuit a "shotgun pleading," one "replete with conclusory, vague, and immaterial facts not obviously connected to any particular cause of action," per Bloomberg.

In the 2014 lawsuit that ran more than 350 pages, Helga Glock included allegations and drew comparisons between Gaston Glock and Shakespeare's King Lear, noted WSB Radio.

The lawsuit made claims of a worldwide racketeering scheme that took money from Helga Glock through improper royalty payments, laundering money through fraudulent billing companies, and sham lease and loan agreements, noted the radio station.

According to the lawsuit, per WSB Radio, Helga and Gaston Glock started a company in 1963 that eventually became a gun manufacturer called Glock Ges.m.b.H. in 1983. Two years later, Gaston Glock established a U.S. subsidiary in suburban Atlanta.

Helga Glock charged her husband not only hid money from her, he created foundations and convinced her and their children to contribute their assets and waive their inheritance rights.

"We respectfully disagree with the trial court's ruling," Helga Glock's attorney John Da Grosa Smith said Tuesday, per The Associated Press. Da Grosa said Helga Glock plans on appealing the decision to the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

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Helga Glock's "shotgun" pleading in her racketeering divorce claim was shot down by a federal judge in Atlanta in the continuing feud between gun tycoon Gaston Glock and his ex-wife.
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