TAMPA — A citizen of Sweden is suing Michel Aller Munoz, her former spouse, citing alleged abduction.

Ruweida Ahmed Mustafa filed a complaint on Jan. 6 in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida against Munoz, alleging that her former spouse breached his duty of good faith and fair dealing.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that, on March 1, 2013, she and the defendant were married and living in Sweden with their minor son, whom the defendant removed from child's country of residence and brought to Florida with false promises to the plaintiff that he would initiate her application for immigrant visa so that they could temporarily reside in the United States together as a family. Subsequently, she claims, she was notified by the defendant that he was seeking a dissolution of marriage, that she was not to come to Florida and that he would be keeping the minor child with him permanently. On Nov. 10, she alleges, the defendant filed for sole custody of their son and further made false allegations against the plaintiff. 

The plaintiff holds Munoz responsible because the defendant allegedly refused to allow the plaintiff to take back their child to Sweden, withheld child's travel documents, and detained the minor child against the law and away from his home state.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment in her favor, an order directing the child's return to Sweden, all costs and fees incurred, and further relief as the court may deem appropriate. She is represented by Carmen R. Gillett of Carmen R. Gillett PLLC in Sarasota.

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida Case number 17-cv-00049

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