Man sues parents for racking up $26K on his credit cards

John Suayan, Galveston Bureau Feb. 23, 2011, 1:56pm

Editor's Note: This story has been updated. The plaintiff states he is suing his former step-mother, not his parents.

GALVESTON � A St. Louis, Mo., man claims his parents owe him about $26,000 arising from credit card charges.

In a lawsuit filed Feb. 14 in Galveston County Court at Law No. 2, Matthew G. McMahon explains that Eugene V. McMahon of Webster and Darlene L. Marzouk of Dickinson incurred numerous charges for which they refuse to pay.

The defendants divorced last year. During the course of their marriage, they went into debt, including property taxes, the suit claims.

Eugene McMahon and Marzouk approached Matthew McMahon about using his four separate low-interest credit cards. Matthew McMahon acquiesced, and the parties entered into an agreement in which the parents promised to pay all charges and indemnify the younger McMahon, according to the complaint.

Two Citi cards accumulated combined charges of $13,000 while $10,000 was put on a pair of Bank of America cards, the original petition says.

Matthew McMahon alleges he has never been compensated.

Attorney David J. Salinsky of Houston is representing the plaintiff, and Galveston County Court at Law No. 2 Judge Barbara Roberts is presiding over the case.

Cause No. 64,698

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