FIA Card Services has filed a lawsuit against Beaumont attorney Hugh Ofiel, alleging the man refuses to pay his credit card balance.

The suit was filed May 4 in Jefferson County District Court.

Court records show that on Feb. 3 FIA Card Services sent a letter to Ofiel demanding payment in full of the account. However, no further payments have been made.

"As of April 20, 2011 there continues to be owed ... an unpaid balance of $49,254.08," the suit states, adding that Ofiel breached his contract.

FIA Card Services claims that it is entitled to recover the account balance and all court costs, including attorney's fees.

Carrollton attorney Michael Scott represents the company.

Judge Gary Sanderson, 6oth District Court, has been assigned to the case.

Case No. B189-940

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