WASHINGTON — A retired two-star general is seeking to depose North Texas Congressman Pat Fallon over a business dispute involving one of the freshman Republican’s apparel companies.
Two star General Timothy Haake filed the petition last month in an effort to investigate potential claims of fraud, breach of fiduciary duties and interference with contractual relationships, the document said. Haake is also seeking to depose Fallon’s wife, according to the petition filed in Denton County.
Fallon, R-Frisco, denied any wrongdoing. His attorney, Jason Freeman, called the petition a “political shakedown” that arose only after Fallon was elected to Congress in November 2020.
According to Haake’s petition, the dispute stems from an apparel company Fallon and Haake formed together in 2008, Recon Sportswear and Jackets LLC, and a business agreement the two entered into later that year with Recon and an additional company, American…