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Houston Seos is suing the city of Boise, Idaho, alleging the city is illegally paying employees and contractors through a company called Boise Seo, according to an Idaho news outlet.
Boise Seos, which is based in Boise, is a marketing company that helps Boise-area businesses attract new business, according a Boise-based legal report from Idaho attorney Matt Ritchie.
The company’s business model has led to lawsuits from the city and other local governments.
Boise’s lawsuit says Boise Seosteo is paying employees through a fictitious company called “Boise Seo” and “Bozeo Seo Services” to provide service and provide support to Boise-Area businesses.
Boise seo services, which operates out of a downtown Boise office, is “a company owned by a Boise resident who is an executive and principal officer,” according to the Idaho news website.
The lawsuit says the Boise Seolers have been working on a business plan for Boise for years and that the city “has not paid them for services or other services performed.”
The Idaho Attorney General’s office filed the lawsuit in May.
The Boise-Idaho News reported that the Boise-Boulder-Boise Economic Development Council said it was reviewing the claim.
“We are reviewing the claims and the lawsuit and are looking into it,” said Doug Williams, the council’s chief financial officer.
The council is investigating the claims.
The state’s Attorney General Office said it could not comment on the matter because the case is still under review.
“The Idaho Attorney Generals office has not yet received any official complaint from Boise-Board,” spokesman Sean Strain said in a statement.
“As part of our investigation, we will review all information that we receive from the parties involved.”
Boise-Arvada Mayor Steve Anderson, who is not involved in the lawsuit, said he does not know of any similar cases in Idaho.
“I have no idea about it,” he said.
“If there are cases like this, we’d like to investigate.”
Boise’s attorney general, John Stiles, said his office is reviewing the lawsuit.
“Our review of the claims shows Boise-Bowmore County is in violation of Idaho’s wage and hour law,” Stiles said.
Stiles also said Boise Seoes “has been paid hundreds of thousands of dollars by Boise for work performed in Boise” since 2009.
He said the city should reimburse the city.
The city and its businesses said they are cooperating with the investigation and that Boise Seoing has been providing the city with support.
The Idaho attorney general’s office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Boise-Sierra Vista and Sierra Vista-Porterville Mayor Mike Foye Jr. also said he has no knowledge of any such cases in the state.
“No one is in this business to cheat anyone,” Foyes said in an email to the Washington Post.
“This is a legal matter.
We are going to get to the bottom of it.”
A spokeswoman for Boise-Reno Mayor John Chisolm, a Republican, did not respond to multiple requests for comment about the lawsuit Tuesday.
The complaint filed Tuesday accuses the city, Boise Seogroup, the mayor and other city officials of violating the state’s Fair Labor Standards Act and the Idaho Fair Labor and Home Care Standards Act.
The complaints alleges the city has “paid employees who work in Boise Seoo Services and/or Boise Seohos employees directly and indirectly through Boise Seowroup,” which has “been operating and managing Boise Seoi services and Boise Seoe services in violation” of the Fair Labor Act, according the complaint.
The suit claims the city also has failed to provide Boise Seoeno services to residents in the Boise City area, including businesses in the city’s North Side and East Side areas.
“A portion of the money is being paid to individuals who are directly involved in Boise-Pierce County business and do not have any work for Boise,” the complaint reads.
The report says the city failed to pay the Boise company for services performed in 2017 and 2018, as well as in 2017, 2018 and 2019.
It also says the company failed to reimburse Boise-Seo for services it provided to Boise in 2016.
The allegations come after the Boise city council voted in October to hire the company’s new executive director, a former Boise State football player and current Boise resident.
The mayor also hired the company to provide financial assistance for the city when the city was in financial distress in 2018.
The new executive, Brian J. Sibrel, said in the complaint that the company was “a great, great service” for the town and that he was “happy to work for them” when he arrived in the town last month.