U.S. Marshals Service arrested this afternoon, Tuesday, the controversial cargo ship M/V Luta after Japanese investor Takahisa Yamamoto filed a lawsuit in federal court against Lt. Gov. Victor Hocog and some owners of the ship for allegedly refusing to pay back the $3.4 million that he funded for the vessel.
Aside from Hocog, Yamamoto is also suing the M/V Luta, Luta Mermaid LLC, Abelina T. Mendiola, Deron T. Mendiola, Fidel S. Mendiola III, Fidel Mendiola Jr. , and Robert Toelkes.
Yamamoto, through counsel George Lloyd Hasselback is suing Hocog and co-defendants for breach of contract, fraud, and unjust enrichment.
More details to follow.