MIAMI — The U.S. secretary of labor is seeking injunctive relief against two individuals and their business for allegedly violating the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.
U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez filed a complaint Feb. 22 in U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, Orlando Division, against Brian Bangle, Brenda Soto and Direct Wireless Inc. alleging that they did not distribute funds from their employee benefit plan to employees when the business disbanded.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that plan participants are unable to receive information or gain access to their funds. The plaintiff holds Brian Bangle, Brenda Soto and Direct Wireless Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to discharge their duties and to administer the plan.
The plaintiff seeks the following: compensation for costs of the action, an order to restore all losses plus interest, an order to appoint a successor fiduciary, an order to enjoin the defendants from having control on any employee benefit plan and any further relief that the court may deem just and equitable. The U.S. secretary of labor is represented by Robert M. Lewis Jr., Office of the Solicitor, U.S. Department of Labor, in Atlanta, Georgia.
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, Orlando Division, case number 6:16-cv-00307