GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- A commercial property owner in Grand Rapids said attorney Matthew Herman vandalized and stole property from his building. Landlord Eric Butler said his contractor estimates $93,000 in damages and stolen property.
Herman, who has also been accused of ripping off his legal clients, ran a medical marijuana business inside Butler's property on Butterworth in Grand Rapids. Butler said Herman sublet space to pot growers.
"They were throwing numbers around, Matt was, that he was drawing $4,000 to $6,000 per pod, per month. That's a huge cash flow," Butler told FOX 17.
However, the landlord said Herman failed to keep up on rent and utilities. Butler said he learned through the city that Herman cut corners on doing upgrades.
"I started getting letters from the building code inspectors, and oh my God," Butler said.
The Problem Solvers retrieved court records showing Herman is also being sued by a company that owns a property in Portage. The suit states Herman owes more than $200,000 in unpaid rent, late fees and improvements.