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Nov 13, 2014

Landlord Says Emory Castillo Skipped Rent for Accutel Tenancy

Todd Ingram

The employees say this turn of events has hurt not only their financial standing, but also their job prospects. And as a check with the Companies Registry reveals, their employment apparently no longer exists. Another person who wants a word with Castillo is Todd Ingram, the proprietor of Zeus International Business Center on Calle Al Mar. Accutel bought the entire second floor of space and was the building’s only physical tenant. But according to Ingram, Castillo skipped out on the rent.


Todd Ingram, President, Zeus International Business Center

“They actually had an agreement with us to rent the second floor for their call center, so we accommodated them with 25 seats as well as two offices, a server room and all the other facilities that you expect in a service office environment. Originally it started with a company in May and they went into some hardships at that point we changed it to Accutel BPO, resigned a new contract stated that we would step behind them a couple months so they can get their projects off the ground and it never got off the ground. We are sitting here sucking up all the electricity bills, water bills and all the maintenance bills.”

Ingram says the company owes three months’ worth of rent for August, September and October, utility bills and other monies. He is waiting to see if the employees will be taken care of before seeking what is owed to him. The workers, meanwhile, are waiting to hear back from the Labour Department after making formal complaints there. They are also contemplating a civil suit against Castillo.

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