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Where's the restaurant? Lawsuit alleges leaders of Hardee's, Carl's Jr. franchise operation ran real estate scheme
The grandsons of Carl’s Jr. founder Carl Karcher are facing a lawsuit saying they swindled companies in a real estate scheme that involved promising to open restaurants that never materialized. On Sept. 16, investors with the corporate entities known as KMK Group, LLC and Nine Crown, LLC filed suit in federal court in Chicago, suing brothers Jason and Carl LeVecke and two companies in which the brothers are principals, JC123 Holdings LLC and LeVecke & Co. LLC.