Ashley Kalus, husband fight breach-of-contract allegations in Illinois

PROVIDENCE — Republican candidate for governor Ashley Kalus faces allegations she bounced a paycheck and cheated the chief working officer of Adhereon, an Illinois-based firm that sought to market breast-implant gadgets, out of a $125,000 wage and much more in inventory.

A lawsuit filed in Chicago pits Kalus and her husband, plastic surgeon Dr. Jeffrey Weinzweig, towards Adhereon’s former COO, Kelley Folino, who was Kalus’ boss after they each labored for Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner.

It accuses the Weinzweigs of “widespread regulation fraud” and basically torpedoing Adhereon as a part of a “squeeze-out plan” to keep away from chopping Folino in on the property she helped market. 

“Company is broke. End of story. End of firm. End of friendship,” Kalus allegedly wrote Folino on March 14, 2018, earlier than the dispute escalated into the breach-of-contract lawsuit.

As just lately as March 31, 2022, Kalus recognized herself because the CEO of Adhereon and her husband because the CEO of the associated Novaplast in a submitting with the Rhode Island Ethics Commission.

Ashley Kalus, Republican candidate for Rhode Island governor.

Campaign dismisses validity of go well with

“The go well with is meritless,” Kalus marketing campaign spokesman Matt Hanrahan wrote in response to a Journal request for remark. “This case has been dismissed twice beforehand, and a movement to dismiss will probably be filed shortly to once more knock out the plaintiff’s just lately filed amended grievance.”

Scott Lucas, legal professional for Folino, notes that the primary time the case was dismissed it was at Folino’s request, to vary venue.

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