The latest attempt to pull money from the estate of deceased Zappos mogul Tony Hsieh now centers on a Post-it note.
Hsieh, a multi-millionaire tech founder, is said to owe $12.5 million for a contract from a creditor, Mark Evensvold, who says he can prove it.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported the Post-it note was included in Evensvold’s claim, which states Hsieh promised him $450,000 each year.
In addition, Evensvold’s claim includes a bonus Hsieh is said to have promised — at least 20% of the interest Hsieh realized from Nacho Daddy, a restaurant company, in exchange for Evensvold’s work in Park City, Utah.
As to Evensvold’s duties, the claim was somewhat vague.
Hsieh is alleged to have had plans for Evensvold to help manage Hsieh’s bar operations, along with “work on random projects like koi fish or tree houses,” according to the transcript in the report.
“But it’s a very general title. Project manager, slash, bartender or backup bartender. But … everyone has the same title, basically. Everyone is a project manager and then you just work on whatever you feel like. There’s no real schedule,” Hsieh allegedly said, according to the report.
Hsieh, 46, worth an estimated $840 million, died last November following a fire at the New London, Conn., home where he, his friends and his brother were staying.
Last month, investigators released several hypotheses surrounding the cause of the blaze, saying Hsieh was “trapped” in a pool room by shed doors that were “locked with a single keypad deadbolt style lockset.”
Authorities reportedly do not believe there was criminality involved.