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LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) - A local production company has gone out of business after the attorney general decided to take the owner of the company to court for not paying his employees.
Where a "Life in Lansing" signs once hung, is just bare building.
"He should not be allowed to ever open a business again," said Tim Florinki, former Life in Lansing employee.
Marcus Francoeur owns the business, a television production company that owes dozens of former workers and hosts tens of thousands of dollars.
"He ruined a lot of lives," comments Tim Florinki, who used to work in the company's sales department. But after bounced checks and skipped paydays totaling to nearly $8,000-$9,000, it became too much to bear,
While former workers are glad he's out of business, there's nothing stopping him from starting more companies and doing the same thing again, a point that made us wonder if there's anything lawmakers can do.
"It would be difficult to pass a law. But obviously, whenever you have an employer that bounces paychecks, you should turn them to licensing and regulation," said Senator Rick Jones.