back to article Escobar lines up COO... for lawsuit: Controversial bendy phone slinger sues exec over 'missing cash, YouTube hijack'

Escobar, the smartphone peddler fronted by the older brother of the late Colombian pharmaceuticals executive Pablo Escobar, is suing its chief operations officer for allegedly embezzling cash and hijacking its YouTube account. The lawsuit [PDF], filed in the US state of Nevada this month, is the latest controversy surrounding …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Pass the popcorn!

    With "salt", please.

  2. macjules Silver badge

    "suing its chief operations officer for allegedly embezzling cash"

    Is that what they call "sleeping with the fishes" these days?

  3. Mr F&*king Grumpy
    Coat

    what dogs hear

    bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla films groups of scantily clad models bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla

  4. TeeCee Gold badge

    It's always messy when crooks fall out.

  5. Captain Scarlet
    Coat

    Sounds like a tactic to deflect lack of delivery of their product

    I think its just a tactic to stall their buyers from complaining about lack of the said product being given.

    Much like the Vega+

  6. phuzz Silver badge
    Trollface

    "Colombian pharmaceuticals executive Pablo Escobar"

    I'm not sure it's fair to call Escobar a "pharmaceuticals executive".

    After all, he was providing a popular recreational drug, not jacking up the price of lifesaving medication. No need to tar him with the same brush as Shkreli et al.

    1. Lotaresco

      'I'm not sure it's fair to call Escobar a "pharmaceuticals executive".'

      I'm glad it's not just me that sees "Colombian" and "pharmaceuticals" and thinks "Colombian Marching Powder" especially when the name "Escobar" features. I suppose it's a sign of the times that this is being pursued via the courts rather than the concrete overshoes route.

    2. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      I was planning to make exactly this point, though I would add that he also wouldn't want to be tarred with the same brush as the Sacklers. He wasn't employing people to go out there are try to get doctors to up the dose of his products.

      It's an interesting thought - given the number of people now dying of opioid overdoses, and the number of people killed in the course of Mr. Escobar's accountancy and marketing operations, he might come out looking a lot better than an "ethical" pharma owner.

  7. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    I can't believe

    That the good name of Escobar is being sullied by this turn of events :( :(

    1. Lotaresco

      Re: I can't believe

      Well there seem to be at least four commentards who are outraged that the good name of Escobar is being sullied.

    2. Fruit and Nutcase Silver badge

      Re: I can't believe

      Meanwhile, back in Colombia...

      where Escobar's Hippos roam

      https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-27905743

  8. willyslick

    Not sure anyone would want to get on the wrong side of someone with the title "former head of assasinations" in the "about" section - good luck to the fellow with the YT passwords with that......

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