Gavin Maloof, co-owner of the Vegas Knights, has claimed that his former girlfriend and her friend are responsible for stealing over $400,000 from him. Alongside his family, Maloof also once co-owned both the Palms Casino in Las Vegas and the Sacramento Kings before the purchase of the NHL team.
The accused women have been identified as 44-year-old Jennifer Jean-Kathreen Courtemanche and Brittany Anne Burgess. Their charges were documented on October 4th in a criminal complaint in Las Vegas Justice Court. Both women now face three counts of felony theft, conspiracy to commit theft, conspiracy to launder money, and money laundering, all severe misdemeanors.
The case opened earlier this year when Maloof reported receiving harassing calls from unlisted numbers. Las Vegas police traced these numbers back to Courtemanche, who was in a relationship with Maloof at the time of these occurrences.
The complaint detailed that Courtemanche utilized the AppleCash app on Maloof’s phone to transfer diverse sums amounting to over $400,000 to her own bank accounts across three separate years – $100,000 in 2001, $275,000 in 2002, and $75,000 in 2023.
Though a Las Vegas Justice Court judge has yet to review the case or approve an arrest warrant, the case is progressing. This comes after the Maloofs sold their majority share in the Palms in 2011 to Leonard Green & Partners LP and TPG Capital, allegedly over a $400 million debt. Five years later, they sold the Sacramento Kings for a reported $535 million before buying 15% of the Golden Knights in 2016 for $500 million, alongside Bill Foley, Fidelity National Financial chair.