Dallas (WSYR-TV) – A woman named in a lawsuit filed against Hofmann CEO Frank Zaccannelli was arrested by Dallas Police in January after they say she violated her probation for a marijuana possession charge. Legal documents filed against Hofmann Sausage CEO Frank Zaccannelli
allege that he was romantically involved with Megan Lucas, who received $100,000 as a social media consultant for the company.
Last week, Lucas was arrested.
Zaccannelli is being sued by a high-profile group of investors including Syracuse University men’s basketball coach Jim Boeheim and the Oneida Nation.
The suit claims Zaccannelli ordered Hofmann employees to back date a health insurance application for Lucas so she would be eligible under Hofmann’s plan. In addition, two top company officials say clearly improper charges appeared on Zaccannelli’s corporate credit card for things like women’s clothing, jewelry and night club charges.
Lucas has told other media outlets that she and Zaccanelli are not involved.
Zaccannelli has been accused of using Hofmann company funds as his own personal slush fund.
According to police records, Lucas was caught with pot after being pulled over for an alleged traffic violation.
Upon pulling her over, police discovered that she had outstanding traffic warrants in Dallas County, Dallas City, and Arlington, Texas. After she was arrested, police discovered the marijuana.
In July 2011, a warrant was issued for her arrest as her attorney tried to delay a court case.
In September 2011, She agreed to six months of community supervision and to pay a $500 fine and additional court fees – a total of $877 - among other requirements.
Her plea deal was canceled when she declined to pay the $877 she owed in fines and authorities discovered that she failed to meet almost all of the court’s requirements.
Two more warrants were issued for her arrest in February and March of 2012.
The authorities caught up with Lucas on Feb. 5, 2013.