Thomas Kallies Dec. 5, 2013, 4:30pm

John D. Marks filed suit Nov. 27 in the Cook County Circuit Court James Cross, Novelyn Murphy, Ernie Saldivar and Michael Walton, claiming they embezzled more than $1  million dollars worth of cash and items, leading to his company's demise.

According to the suit, Marks founded JDM Infrastructure LLC in February 2001 and hired the defendants in various executive positions, including director of finance and vice president of sales.

Marks is now accusing the defendants of embezzling money from JDMI, which forced him to sell his company.

He is seeking more than $50,000 in damages. He is being represented by attorney Seth A. Stern.

Cook County Circuit Court Case No. 2013L013631.

This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed in the Circuit Court of Cook County. The details in this report come from an original complaint filed by a plaintiff. Please note, a complaint represents an accusation by a private individual, not the government. It is not an indication of guilt, and it only represents one side of the story.

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