GALVESTON – The four defendants in a lawsuit filed by a Harris County man in hopes of escaping what he asserts is an illegal game room venture reportedly did not waste time in countering his allegations.
Galveston County District Court records show that Zeeshan Rajpute, Sarwar Jawad, John Doe, and Creative Establishment, LLC entered an original answer into Muhammad Zubair Safdar’s suit on Sept. 7.
The move came just three days after Safdar initiated legal action.
As previously reported in The Southeast Texas Record, the plaintiff claims Rajpute and Jawad misled him on the purpose of their business. Safdar purportedly discovered that Rajpute and Jawad “were actually operating an illegal game room because they were paying out cash and authorizing cash payments to the winners on the game machines” despite the men’s assurances to him their game rooms were for strictly entertainment purposes.
The John Doe defendant is believed to be an inside person in Hitchcock city government whose job it was to make sure the game rooms are not targets of any investigation.
The respondents formally deny the accusations laid out in the suit.
They are represented by the law firm Mills Shirley L.L.P. in Galveston.
Galveston County 405th District Court Case No. 18-CV-1207