Scottsdale landlord wins $5.8 million default judgment against AT Security www.privateofficer.com
DTR9 LLC won the judgment earlier this month in Maricopa County Superior Court against AT Security Service Inc., which moved into a 58,090-square-foot office at 8665 E. Hartford Drive in October and relocated to a Phoenix office at the end of January.
AT Security is under investigation by the Arizona Auditor General’s Special Investigations Unit.
The security company was awarded $250,000 last fall from Gov. Jan Brewer’s job-creation fund.
At the time, the Arizona Commerce Authority and Greater Phoenix Economic Council touted AT Security as a California-based company that would bring 200 high-wage jobs to Scottsdale and $5.1 million in capital investment.
But there is no record of AT Security ever operating in California.
Jacques Davis, AT Security chief executive, did not return calls seeking comment about the default judgment.
Davis and James Hatfield of AT Security were both named in the lawsuit, which was filed in March.
DTR9, affiliated with Desert Troon Cos., said in its lawsuit that AT Security accepted three months of free rent, a savings of $279,557, and used a $381,070 tenant-improvement allowance before it defaulted on its lease.