I own a small business and have 2 other partners in an LLC. One was hired to manage the daily operations. After a year of assorted problems, I came in to assist with duties because things were falling through the cracks. He has since resigned because he cannot produce receipts for cash withdrawals and other questionable transactions. I have found out he was not completing any normal functions of a manager for almost a year (bidding, billing, returning calls, labor management, etc.). Because of his neglect and theft (almost $20K is not accounted for), our company is in trouble financially and we will probably have significant tax issues state and federal agencies.
Since he is a partner, the police will not get involved. We want to sue him in civil court for the money he cannot justify. Does anyone have any advice that we can use to hold him accountable for his actions? I probably cannot avoid getting a lawyer, but does anyone else have information that may be helpful?